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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 and Orientation Dates

English classes - Melbourne Campus

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

Certificate to Advanced Diploma Courses - Melbourne & Brisbane Campuses - 2020

2020

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Monday, 20 April 2020

Monday, 13 July 2020

Monday, 5 October 2020

Certificate to Advanced Diploma Courses - Melbourne & Brisbane Campuses - 2021

2021

Monday, 25 January 2021

Monday, 19 April 2021

Monday, 12 July 2021

Monday, 4 October 2021

Term Dates

For Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses only

Term Dates 2019 - 2020

TERM - 2019

Schedule

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

Term Dates 2021

TERM - 2021

Schedule

TERM 1

Monday, 1 February 2021

Saturday, 10 April 2021

TERM BREAK

Monday, 12 April 2021

Saturday, 24 April 2021

TERM 2

Monday, 26 April 2021

Saturday, 3 July 2021

TERM BREAK

Monday, 5 July 2021

Saturday, 17 July 2021

TERM 3

Monday, 19 July 2021

Saturday, 25 September 2021

TERM BREAK

Monday, 27 September 2021

Saturday, 9 October 2021

TERM 4

Monday, 11 October 2021

Saturday, 18 December 2021

Australian Public Holidays in Melbourne and Brisbane

Melbourne

Holiday

2019

Melbourne Cup

Tues 5 Nov

Christmas Day

Wed 25 Dec

Boxing Day

Thurs 26 Dec

Brisbane

Holiday

2019

Christmas Day

Wednesday 25 December

Boxing Day

Thursday 26 December

Melbourne

Holiday

2020

New Year's Day

Wed 1 Jan

Australia Day

Mon 27 Jan (26 Jan is a Sunday, hence Monday is a public holiday)

Labour Day

Mon 9 Mar

Good Friday*

Fri 10 Apr

Saturday before Easter Sunday

Sat 11 Apr

Easter Sunday

Sun 12 Apr

Easter Monday

Mon 13 Apr

ANZAC Day*

Sat 25 Apr

Queen's Birthday

Mon 8 Jun

Friday before the AFL Grand Final

Subject to AFL Schedule

Melbourne Cup

Tues 3 Nov

Christmas Day

Fri 25 Dec

Boxing Day

Sat 26 Dec / Mon 28 Dec(As Boxing Day falls on a Saturday, this is an additional public holiday)

* Restricted trading days

Brisbane

Holiday

2020

New Year's Day

Wednesday 1 January

Australia Day

Monday 27 January3

Good Friday

Friday 10 April

The day after Good Friday

Saturday 11 April

Easter Sunday

Sunday 12 April5

Easter Monday

Monday 13 April

Anzac Day

Saturday 25 April

Labour Day

Monday 4 May4

Royal Queensland Show (Brisbane area only)1

Wednesday 12 August

Queen's Birthday

Monday 5 October4

Christmas Day

Friday 25 December

Boxing Day

Saturday 26 December & Monday 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).