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Academic Calendar 2022

Our academic year is made up of two semesters (four terms) and includes Break breaks in the middle. English language course sessions start every five weeks.

Certificate and Diploma courses

Term 1 (February Intake) 31 Jan - 10 Apr Term 3 (July Intake) 18 Jul - 25 Sep
Autumn Vacation 11 Apr - 24 Apr Spring Vacation 26 Sep - 9 Oct
Term 2 (April* Intake) 25 Apr - 19 Jun Term 4 (September* Intake) 10 Oct - 4 Dec
Winter Vacation 4 Jul - 17 Jul Summer Vacation 5 Dec - TBA

* Only available for some courses. See tafensw.edu.au/international
Note: There are two semesters per calendar year.

Degree courses

Semester 1 (February Intake) Semester 2 (July Intake)
Term 1 7 Feb - 8 Apr Term 3 18 Jul - 23 Sep
Autumn Vacation 11 Apr - 22 Apr Spring Vacation 26 Sep - 7 Oct
Term 2 23 Apr - 10 Jun Term 4 10 Oct - 25 Nov
Winter Vacation 11 Jun - 15 Jul Summer Vacation 28 Nov - 3 Feb

Note: There are two semesters per calendar year.

Read more about Degree courses.

Higher Education Census Dates

  • Semester 1 - 9 March
  • Semester 2 - 17 August

English language courses*

New students can start on Monday of any week, although at some centres, sessions start every five weeks.

Sessions Dates Sessions Dates
Session 1 4 Jan - 4 Feb Session 6 27 Jun - 29 Jul
Session 2 7 Feb - 11 Mar Session 7 1 Aug - 2 Sep
Session 3 14 Mar - 15 Apr Session 8 5 Sep - 7 Oct
Session 4 19 Apr - 20 May Session 9 10 Oct - 11 Nov
Session 5 23 May - 24 Jun Session 10 14 Nov - 16 Dec

* Please speak with the English Language Centre (at the location you choose to study at) for the best study plan and starting date to suit you.

OET and Cambridge test dates

OET exam dates 2022

  • Saturday 5th February
  • Saturday 7th May
  • Saturday 6th August
  • Saturday 8th October
  • Saturday 3rd December

To apply, please visit www.occupationalenglishtest.org/apply-oet/.

Closing dates

Applicants for courses with additional entry requirements require longer processing and assessment.

Offshore students should allow eight weeks before the course starts for courses with additional entry requirements, and six weeks for the other courses, to allow visa processing and flights to Sydney.

Onshore students should apply four weeks before the course starts for courses with additional entry requirements, and two weeks for the other courses.

Many popular courses however, will reach full capacity and require early payment to secure your place.

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