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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

Intake, Orientation and Term Dates

Note: English classes commence every Monday throughout the year except public Holidays

INTAKE / ORIENTATION DATES - Melbourne & Brisbane Campuses
Certificate to Advanced Diploma Courses

2019

2020

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Monday, 20 April 2020

Monday, 15 July 2019

Monday, 13 July 2020

Monday, 7 October 2019

Monday, 5 October 2020

Term Dates - for Vocational (VET) courses only

TERM - 2019

Schedule

TERM 1

Monday, 4 February 2019

Saturday, 13 April 2019

TERM BREAK

Monday, 15 April 2019

Saturday, 27 April 2019

TERM 2

Monday, 29 April 2019

Saturday, 6 July 2019

TERM BREAK

Monday, 8 July 2019

Saturday, 20 July 2019

TERM 3

Monday, 22 July 2019

Saturday, 28 September 2019

TERM BREAK

Monday, 30 September 2019

Saturday, 12 October 2019

TERM 4

Monday, 14 October 2019

Saturday, 21 December 2019

TERM - 2020

Schedule

TERM 1

Monday, 3 February 2020

Saturday, 11 April 2020

TERM BREAK

Monday, 13 April 2020

Saturday, 25 April 2020

TERM 2

Monday, 27 April 2020

Saturday, 4 July 2020

TERM BREAK

Monday, 6 July 2020

Saturday, 18 July 2020

TERM 3

Monday, 20 July 2020

Saturday, 26 September 2020

TERM BREAK

Monday, 28 September 2020

Saturday, 10 October 2020

TERM 4

Monday, 12 October 2020

Saturday, 19 December 2020

Australian Public Holidays in Melbourne and Brisbane

Melbourne

Holiday

2019

New Year's Day

Tues 1 Jan

Australia Day

Mon 28 Jan (26 Jan is a Saturday, hence Monday is the public holiday)

Labour Day

Mon 11 Mar

Good Friday*

Fri 19 Apr

Saturday before Easter Sunday

Sat 20 Apr

Easter Sunday

Sun 21 Apr

Easter Monday

Mon 22 Apr

ANZAC Day*

Thurs 25 Apr

Queen's Birthday

Mon 10 Jun

Friday before the AFL Grand Final

Subject to AFL Schedule

Melbourne Cup

Tues 5 Nov

Christmas Day

Wed 25 Dec

Boxing Day

Thurs 26 Dec

* Restricted trading days

Brisbane

Holiday

2019

New Year's Day

Tuesday 1 January

Australia Day

Monday 28 January3

Good Friday

Friday 19 April

The day after Good Friday

Saturday 20 April

Easter Sunday

Sunday 21 April5

Easter Monday

Monday 22 April

Anzac Day

Thursday 25 April

Labour Day

Monday 6 May4

Royal Queensland Show (Brisbane area only)1

Wednesday 14 August

Queen's Birthday

Monday 7 October4

Christmas Day

Wednesday 25 December

Boxing Day

Thursday 26 December

  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. On Tuesday, 30 October 2012, amendments to the Holidays Act 1983 were passed by Parliament prescribing that from 2013, the Birthday of the Sovereign (Queen’s Birthday) public holiday is to be observed on the second Monday in June and the Labour Day public holiday is to be observed on the first Monday in October.
  3. 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.
  4. On 13 October 2015 amendments to the Holidays Act 1983 were passed by Parliament prescribing that from 2016, 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.
  5. On 1 December 2016 an amendment to the Holidays Act 1983 was passed by Parliament prescribing that from 2017, Easter Sunday be appointed as a public holiday.