Important dates

Don't let deadlines and dates sneak up on you. Stay informed about important academic dates, application closing dates, holidays, study period starting and finishing dates, as well as key university events.

Academic year calendar

There are a lot of dates and events during the year that you need to know about. Stay on top of them using our academic year calendar.

2022


Start End
Orientation Mon 21 February 2022 Fri 25 February 2022
Semester 1 Mon 28 February 2022 Sun 26 June 2022
UA Common Vacation Week Mon 18 April 2022 Sun 24 April 2022
Examinations period Mon 6 June 2022 Sun 26 June 2022
Winter recess
Note: includes UA Week (4 - 10 July 2022)
Mon 27 June 2022 Sun 24 July 2022
Orientation Mon 18 July 2022 Fri 22 July 2022
Semester 2 Mon 25 July 2022 Sun 20 November 2022
UA Common Vacation Week Mon 26 September 2022 Sun 2 October 2022
Examinations period Mon 31 October 2022 Sun 20 November 2022

Approved by Academic Board 10 June 2020

 


Academic year 2022 (extended version)

Shows the academic year on a weekly basis and includes ACU dates alongside public holidays, Government Term dates and Universities Australia dates. 

Academic year 2022 (extended version)


Experience uni before you start

We run a range of events throughout the year to help you with your study options. Explore what’s on offer below.

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Join us at Open Day

Deciding what to study is a pretty momentous decision. That’s why we run Open Day – it’s everything you need, in one place, to help you make your choice.

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Where to go for other important dates

Couldn’t find what you wanted on the calendar? You can find other important dates and event deadlines below. 

 

Application deadlines

Stay on top of the closing dates for new courses, readmission, deferring your studies, or changing courses or campuses - you might miss out or face penalties if you don't.

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Census dates

Make sure you're aware of the census date, which is your last day for changing your enrolment.

See the next census dates 

 

Fee invoice and payment due dates

Make sure you're aware of the invoice and payment due dates to avoid penalties.

See the next invoice and payment due dates

Study periods 

Learn about our standard and non-standard teaching and study periods, including semesters, trimesters and professional terms.

View our study periods 

University handbook

Use our handbook's list of principal dates if you need an overview of fee due dates and census dates for different terms and semesters.

Access our Handbook 2022   

Study abroad and exchange

Looking to spend some time studying overseas? Learn about application timeframes, course lengths and other important dates and times so you can plan your travel.

Read study abroad and exchange dates 

English and pathway programs

Find out about the intake dates for our English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS), taught by the ACU Centre for Languages.

Browse English and pathway program dates 

July School

Access study dates and application timeframes for our July School, an excellent short course study experience you can do over your July vacation.

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Graduation

If you're looking to graduate or attend the ceremony of a loved one, find future graduation ceremony dates and venue information in our graduation section.

Learn about upcoming graduations 


Important dates for current students

If you’re already studying with us, you can access a comprehensive list of important dates and timetable information.

Course timetable

Need help with your timetable? Learn about your schedule, view class locations and understand campus names and codes by visiting our course timetable page.

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Current student dates

Using the student portal, you can access the following important dates, filterable by campus: 

  • fee due dates
  • enrolment deadlines
  • study periods 
  • allocation dates 
  • results release dates. 

View important dates for current students

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