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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 Alexandra Hills, Caboolture, Gympie, Kingaroy, Loganlea, Nurunderi, Redcliffe, 
15 August 2018 Ekka Royal Queensland Show (Brisbane City)
(Campuses closed)
Show holiday Acacia Ridge, Bracken Ridge, Eagle Farm, Grovely, Inala, Mount Gravatt, 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
 

2019 academic calendar

Date Event / activity Category Campus/s affected
1 January 2019 New Year's Day
(Campus closure)
Public holiday All campuses
18 January 2019 International Orientation 
(Semester 1)
Orientation Greater Brisbane campuses (excluding Acacia Ridge, Alexandra Hills, Bracken Ridge, Eagle Farm, Inala, Ipswich, and Springfield)
21 January 2019 International Orientation
(Semester 1)
Orientation Coomera, Ashmore, Southport and Coolangatta campuses
21 - 25 January 2019  Orientation Week (Semester 1) Orientation Gold Coast and Greater Brisbane campuses (excluding Acacia Ridge, Alexandra Hills, Bracken Ridge, Eagle Farm, Inala, Ipswich, and Springfield)
28 January 2019 Australia Day Public Holiday Public holiday All campuses
29 January 2019  Start of Semester 1
Start of Term 1
 Study All campuses
22 March 2019 Warwick Show
(Campus closure)
Show holiday Warwick campus
28 March 2019 Toowoomba Show
(Campus closure)
Show holiday Toowoomba campus
5 April 2019 Mid-semester break starts
End of Term 1
Study All campuses
12 April 2019 Dalby Show
(Campus closure)
Show holiday Dalby campus
19 April 2019 Good Friday
(Campus closure)
Public holiday All campuses
22 April 2019

Easter Monday

(Campus closure)

Public holiday All campuses
23 April 2019 Mid-semester break ends 
Start of Term 2
Study All campuses
25 April 2019 ANZAC Day
(Campus closure)
Public holiday All campuses
6 May 2019 Labour Day
(Campus closure)
Public holiday All campuses
10 May 2019 Roma Show 
(Campus closure)
Show holiday Roma campus
17 May 2019

Ipswich Show
(Campus closure)

Show holiday Ipswich campus
18 May 2019 Gympie Show 
(Campus closure)
Show holiday Gympie campus
24 May 2019  Fraser Coast Show
(Campus closure)
Show holiday Hervey Bay and Maryborough campuses
24 May 2019

Chinchilla Show
(Campus closure)

Show holiday Chinchilla campus
31 May 2019  Bundaberg Show 
(Campus closure)
Show holiday Bundaberg campus
7 June 2019 Normanton Show
(Campus closure)
Show holiday Normanton campus
14 June 2019 Cloncurry Show 
(Campus closure)
Show holiday Cloncurry campus
14 June 2019

Sunshine Coast Show
(Campus closure)

Show holiday Nambour campus
21 June 2019 Whitsunday Show
(Campus closure)
Show holiday Whitsundays campus
21 June 2019 Mount Isa Show
(Campus closure)
Show holiday Mount Isa campus
25 June 2019 Bowen Show 
(Campus closure)
Show holiday Bowen campus
26 June 2019 Burdekin Show
(Campus closure)
Show holiday Burdekin campus
28 June 2019 End of Semester 1 
End of Term 2
Study All campuses
1 July 2019 Townsville Show
(Campus closure)
Show holiday Townsville campus
5 July 2019 Ingham Show
(Campus closure)
Show holiday Ingham campus
5 July 2019 International Orientation
(Semester 2)
Orientation Greater Brisbane campuses (excluding Acacia Ridge, Alexandra Hills, Bracken Ridge, Eagle Farm, Inala, Ipswich, and Springfield)
8 July 2019 International Orientation
(Semester 2)
Orientation Coomera, Ashmore, Southport and Coolangatta campuses
8 - 12 July 2019 Orientation Week
(Semester 2)
Orientation Gold Coast and Greater Brisbane campuses (excluding Acacia Ridge, Alexandra Hills, Bracken Ridge, Eagle Farm, Inala, Ipswich, and Springfield)
9 July 2019 Atherton Show
(Campus closure)
Show holiday Atherton campus
12 July 2019

Innisfail Show
(Campus closure)

Show holiday Innisfail campus
15 July 2019 Start of Semester 2
Start of Term 3
Study All campuses
19 July 2019 Cairns Show
(Campus closure)
Show holiday Cairns campus
29 July 2019 Charters Towers Show
(Campus closure)
Show holiday Charters Towers campus
12 August 2019 Royal Queensland Show
(Campus closure)
Show holiday Loganlea, Alexandra Hills, Redcliffe, Caboolture, Kingaroy and Nurunderi campuses 
14 August 2019 Royal Queensland Show Show holiday Acacia Ridge, Bracken Ridge, Eagle Farm, Grovely, Inala, Mount Gravatt, and South Bank campuses
23 August 2019 Northern Peninsula Area Show
(Campus closure)
Show holiday Northern Peninsula Area campus
20 September 2019 Mid-semester break starts
End of Term 3 
Study All campuses excluding Gold Coast (Coomera, Ashmore, Southport and Coolangatta)
27 September 2019 Mid-semester break starts 
End of Term 3`
Study Coomera, Ashmore, Southport and Coolangatta campuses
7 October 2019 Queen's Birthday
(Campus closure)
Public holiday All campuses
8 October 2019 Mid-semester break ends
Start of Term 4
Study All campuses
29 November 2019 End of Semester 2
End of Term 4
Study All campuses excluding Gold Coast (Coomera, Ashmore, Southport and Coolangatta campuses)
6 December 2019 End of Semester 2
End of Term 4
Study Coomera, Ashmore, Southport and Coomera campuses
25 December 2019

Christmas Day
(Campus closure)

Public holiday All campuses
26 December 2019 Boxing Day
(Campus closure)
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 November, 2018.

 

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