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Intake-Orientation / Term Dates and Public Holidays

Course Commencement Dates and Term Dates

All programs available at Academia are timetabled to commence their scheduled classes on dates listed below. Classes are scheduled for full-time study at a minimum of two and a half (2.5) days per week. Dates below list the commencement dates for Academia's Vocational (Certificate to Advanced Diploma) nationally accredited Programs.

Orientation will be conducted for all new Students one week prior to commencement date and is compulsory for all students to attend. Please ensure you arrive at 9:00am for a 9.30am start. Timetables, books, uniforms and other materials will be handed out to students on this day. A full induction program will apply for this day.
Intake, Orientation and Term Dates
Public Holidays & Christmas
Graduation ceremony dates - 2021

Term, Intake and Orientation Dates

Term Dates for English courses only

English classes commence every Monday throughout the year*

* Except public Holidays. Only Melbourne Campus

Term Dates for Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses only

Term 1, 2021

Events

Dates

Intake and Orientation Dates

Monday, 25 January

Teaching period

From: 1 February
To: 10 April

Term Break

From: 11 April
To: 26 April

Term 2, 2021

Events

Dates

Intake and Orientation Dates

Monday, 19 April

Teaching period

From: 26 April
To: 3 July

Term Break

From: 4 July
To: 18 July

Term 3, 2021

Events

Dates

Intake and Orientation Dates

Monday, 12 July

Teaching period

From: 19 July
To: 25 September

Term Break

From: 26 September
To: 10 October

Term 4, 2021

Events

Dates

Intake and Orientation Dates

Monday, 4 October

Teaching period

From: 11 October
To: 18 December

Term Break

From: 18 December
To: 30 January(2022)

Term 1, 2022

Events

Dates

Intake and Orientation Dates

Monday, 31 January

Teaching period

From: 07 February
To: 14 April

Term Break

From: 15 April
To: 30 April

Term 2, 2022

Events

Dates

Intake and Orientation Dates

Tuesday, 26 April

Teaching period

From: 02 May
To: 9 July

Term Break

From: 10 July
To: 25 July

Term 3, 2022

Events

Dates

Intake and Orientation Dates

Monday, 18 July

Teaching period

From: 25 July
To: 01 October

Term Break

From: 02 October
To: 16 October

Term 4, 2022

Events

Dates

Intake and Orientation Dates

Monday, 10 October

Teaching period

From: 17 October
To: 24 December

Term Break

From: 25 December
To: 05 January(2023)

Australian Public Holidays in Melbourne and Brisbane

Melbourne

Holiday

2021

New Year's Day

Friday 1 January

Australia Day

Tuesday 26 January

Labour Day

Monday 8 March

Good Friday*

Friday 2 April

Saturday before Easter Sunday

Saturday 3 April

Easter Sunday

Sunday 4 April

Easter Monday

Monday 5 April

ANZAC Day*

Sunday 25 April *

Queen's Birthday

Monday 14 June

Friday before the AFL Grand Final

Subject to AFL schedule (Friday before AFL Grand Final typically falls on the last Friday of September)

Melbourne Cup

Tuesday 2 November

Christmas Day

Saturday 25 December / Monday 27 December (As Christmas Day falls on a Saturday, an additional public holiday is given on the following Monday)

Boxing Day

Sunday 26 December / Tuesday 28 December(As Boxing Day falls on a Sunday, an additional public holiday is given on the following Tuesday.)

* Restricted trading days

Brisbane

Holiday

2021

New Year's Day

Friday 1 January

Australia Day

Tuesday 26 January

Good Friday

Friday 2 April

The day after Good Friday

Saturday 3 April

Easter Sunday

Sunday 4 April5

Easter Monday

Monday 5 April

Anzac Day

Monday 26 April

Labour Day

Monday 3 May4

Royal Queensland Show (Brisbane area only)1

Wednesday 11 August

Queen's Birthday

Monday 4 October4

Christmas Day

Saturday 25 December and Monday 27 December2

Boxing Day

Sunday 26 December and Tuesday 28 December2

  1. The Royal National Agricultural (RNA) Show Day (Brisbane only) is held on the Wednesday during the RNA Show period. The RNA Show commences on the first Friday in August, unless the first Friday is prior to 5 August, then it commences on the second Friday of August.
  2. From Christmas Day 2011, the Holidays Act 1983 provides for an extra public holiday to be added when Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day falls on a weekend.
  3. Australia Day public holiday – if 26 January is a Saturday or Sunday, the public holiday is to be observed on the following Monday.
  4. Labour Day public holiday is to be observed on the first Monday in May and the Birthday of the Sovereign (Queen’s Birthday) public holiday is to be observed on the first Monday in October. These arrangements have been in place since 2016 following amendments to the Holidays Act 1983 (passed by Parliament on 13 October 2015).
  5. Easter Sunday is appointed as a public holiday. These arrangements have been in place since 2017 following amendments to the Holidays Act 1983 (passed by Parliament on 1 December 2016).

Dates for graduation ceremonies in 2021

Melbourne

TBA

Brisbane

TBA