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2018 academic calendar

 
Date Event / activity Category Campus/s affected
1 January 2018 New Year's Day
(All campuses closed)
Public holiday All campuses
18 January 2018 Southport Open Day Open day Southport
22 - 25 January 2018 Orientation Week Semester 1 Orientation Greater Brisbane campuses excluding Acacia Ridge, Alexandra Hills, Bracken Ridge, Eagle Farm, Inala, Ipswich, and Springfield
26 January 2018 Australia Day
(All campuses closed)
Public holiday All campuses
29 January 2018 Start of semester 1 / Term 1 Study All campuses
29 January 2018 2018 Semester 1 Orientation Day
(Excludes TAFE at School, SchoolTech and marine students)
Orientation Cairns
29 January 2018 2018 Semester 1 Orientation Day
(Excludes TAFE at School students)
Orientation Townsville
1 February 2018 2018 Semester 1 Orientation Day
(For TAFE Queensland SkillsTech students)
Orientation Acacia Ridge
23 March 2018 Warwick Show
(Campus closed)
Show holiday Warwick
29 March 2018 Mid-semester break starts / End of Term 1 Study All campuses
30 March 2018 Good Friday
(All campuses closed)
Public holiday All campuses
2 April 2018 Easter Monday
(All campuses closed)
Public holiday All campuses
4 - 15 April 2018 Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games GC2018 All campuses
12 April 2018 Toowoomba Royal Show
(Campus closed)
Show holiday  Toowoomba
16 April 2018  Mid-semester break ends / Start of Term 2  Study All campuses
20 April 2018 Dalby Show
(Campus closed)
Show holiday Dalby
25 April 2018  Anzac Day
(All campuses closed)
Public holiday All campuses
1 May 2018 Ipswich Schools Open Day
(This even is by registration through participating schools only)
Open day Ipswich
2-3 May 2018 Gold Coast Careers Festival
(Open to schools and general public)
Open day Gold Coast
7 May 2018 Labour Day
(All campuses closed)
Public holiday All campuses
8 May 2018 Toowoomba Schools Open Day
(This even is by registration through participating schools only)
Open day Toowoomba
11 May 2018 Roma Show
(Campus closed)
Show holiday Roma
18 May 2018 Gympie Show
(Campus closed)
Show holiday Gympie
18 May 2018 Ipswich Show
(Campuses closed)
Show holiday Ipswich and Springfield
25 May 2018 Chinchilla Show
(Campus closed)
Show holiday Chinchilla
25 May 2018 Fraser Coast Show
(Campuses closed)
Show holiday Hervey Bay and Maryborough
31 May 2018 Bundaberg Show
(Campus closed)
Show holiday Bundaberg
12 June 2018 Bracken Ridge Open Day Open day Bracken Ridge
14 June 2018 Acacia Ridge Open Day Open day Acacia Ridge
15 June 2018 Sunshine Coast (Nambour) Show
(Campuses closed)
Show holiday Nambour, Maroochydore, and Mooloolaba
15 June 2018 Cloncurry Show
(Campus closed)
Show holiday Cloncurry
22 June 2018 Mount Isa Show
(Campus closed)
Show holiday Mount Isa
26 June 2018 Bowen Show
(Campus closed)
Show holiday Bowen
27 June 2018 Burdekin Show
(Campus closed)
Show holiday Burdekin
29 June 2018 Semester 1 ends / End of Term 2  Study All campuses
2 July 2018 Townsville Show
(Campuses closed)
Show holiday Aitkenvale, Townsville, Townsville Trade Training Centre
10 July 2018 Atherton Show
(Campus closed)
Show holiday Atherton
13 July 2018 Innisfail Show
(Campus closed)
Show holiday Innisfail
16 July 2018 Start of Semester 2 / Start of Term 3 Study All campuses
20 July 2018 Cairns Show
(Campuses closed)
Show holiday Cairns, GBRIMC Cairns
27 July 2018 Mid-Year Graduation
(For TAFE Queensland SkillsTech students)
Graduation Acacia Ridge
31 July 2018 Charters Towers Show
(Campus closed)
Show holiday Charters Towers
3 August 2018 Northern Peninsula Area Show
(Campus closed)
Show holiday Northern Peninsula Area
10 August 2018 Ashmore Trade Training Centre Open Day
(Open to schools and general public)
Open Day Ashmore
13 August 2018 Ekka Royal Queensland Show (Regional)
(Campuses closed)
Show holiday Kingaroy, Nurunderi
15 August 2018 Ekka Royal Queensland Show (Brisbane City)
(Campuses closed)
Show holiday Acacia Rdige, Alexandra Hills, Bracken Ridge, Caboolture, Eagle Farm, Grovely, Inala, Loganlea, Mount Gravatt, Redcliffe, South Bank
21 September 2018 Mid semester break starts / End of Term 3 Study All campuses
1 October 2018 Queen's Birthday
(Campuses closed)
Public holiday All campuses
2 October 2018 Mid semester break ends / Start of Term 4
(Gold Coast only)
Study Gold Coast only: Ashmore, Coolangatta, Coomera, Southport
8 October 2018 Mid semester break ends / Start of Term 4
(All except Gold Coast)
Study All campuses (except Gold Coast)
28 November 2018 Apprentice Celebration and Awards Evening
(Gold Coast apprentices and employers - invite only)
Graduation Gold Coast
7 December 2018 Semester 2 ends / End of Term 4
(Gold Coast only)
Study Gold Coast only: Ashmore, Coolangatta, Coomera, Southport
12 December 2018 End of Year Graduation
(For TAFE Queensland SkillsTech students)
Graduation Acacia Ridge
12 December 2018 Semester 2 ends / End of Term 4
(all except Gold Coast)
Study All campuses (except Gold Coast)
13 December 2018 2018 Diploma and Advanced Diploma Graduation
(For Gold Coast students)
Graduation Gold Coast
25 December 2018 Christmas Day
(Campuses closed)
Public holiday All campuses
26 December 2018 Boxing Day
(Campuses closed)
Public holiday All campuses
 

The above term dates apply to students who study at a location either full time, part time, or via mixed mode. For online students please refer to your study plan. For apprentices and trainees, please refer to your training plan. For TAFE at School students, please speak to your VET coordinator. For higher education students and students using VET Student Loans (VSL), please refer to your individual study plans and VSL schedule of fees for census dates.

The academic calendar is subject to change. Last updated March, 2018.

 

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