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.
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 calendar.
|International orientation||11 February - 15 February|
|Orientation||18 February - 22 February|
|Semester one lectures begin||25 February|
|Universities Australia common vacation week||22 April - 28 April|
|Semester one lectures end||24 May|
|Study week||27 May - 2 June|
|Central examinations period||3 June - 16 June|
|Semester one ends||23 June|
|Winter recess (includes Universities Australia common vacation week, 8-14 July)||24 June - 28 July|
|Orientation||22 July - 26 July|
|Semester two begins||29 July|
|Universities Australia common vacation week||30 September - 6 October|
|Semester two lectures end||27 October|
|Study week||28 October - 3 November|
|Central examinations period||4 November - 17 November|
|Semester two ends||25 November|
This calendar was approved by the Academic Board on 12 July 2017.
First impressions count. Don’t miss your chance to get a glimpse of the ACU study experience before you embark on your academic journey.
We’re throwing open the doors to our main campuses across five weekends in 2019. Come join us, meet fellow students and learn about your many study opportunities.
|North Sydney||24 August|
Discover our upcoming midyear open evening sessions. Come along and learn about course details, admission pathways and career opportunities – for both undergraduate and postgraduate study.
More information about 2019's Midyear open evenings will be available soon.
|Strathfield Midyear Open Evening||Monday 27 May 2019|
|Melbourne Midyear Open Evening||Wednesday 15 May 2019|
|Brisbane Midyear Open Evening||Wednesday 29 May 2019|
|North Sydney Midyear Open Evening||Monday 20 May 2019|
View a list of public holidays and find out which campuses are closed during these periods.
|New Year Holiday||1 January 2019||All|
|Australia Day||28 January 2019||All|
|Labour Day (VIC), Canberra Day (ACT), Adelaide Cup (SA)||11 March 2019||Adelaide, Ballarat, Canberra, Melbourne|
|Good Friday||19 April 2019||All|
|Easter Monday||22 April 2019||All|
|Anzac Day||25 April 2019||All|
|Labour Day (QLD)||6 May 2019||Brisbane|
|Reconciliation Day (ACT)||27 May 2019||Canberra|
|Queen's Birthday (ACT/NSW/SA/VIC)||10 June 2019||Adelaide, Ballarat, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney, Strathfield|
|Royal National Show (QLD)||14 August 2019||Brisbane|
|AFL Grand Final Day (VIC)
* Subject to AFL Schedule
|27 September 2019||Ballarat, Melbourne|
|Labour Day (ACT/NSW/SA), Queen's Birthday (QLD)||7 October 2019||Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, North Sydney, Strathfield|
|Melbourne Cup (VIC)||5 November 2019||Melbourne|
|Ballarat Show Holiday (VIC)||8 November 2019||Ballarat|
|Christmas Day||25 December 2019||All|
|Boxing Day (ACT/NSW/QLD/VIC) Proclamation Day (SA)||26 December 2019||All|
Couldn’t find what you wanted on the calendar? You can find other important dates and event deadlines below.
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.
Make sure you're aware of the census date, which is your last day for changing your enrolment.
Semester, term and trimester dates
Learn about our standard and non-standard teaching and study periods, including semesters, trimesters and professional terms.
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.
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.
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.
Access study dates and application timeframes for our July School, an excellent short course study experience you can do over your July vacation.
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.
If you’re already studying with us, you can access a comprehensive list of important dates and timetable information.
Need help with your timetable? Learn about your schedule, view class locations and understand campus names and codes by visiting our course timetable page.
Using the student portal, you can access the following important dates, filterable by campus:
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