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2020 academic calendar

DATE

EVENT / ACTIVITY

CATEGORY

CAMPUS/S AFFECTED

1 January 2020

New Year's Day
(Campus closure)

Public holiday

All campuses

20 January 2020

TAFE Queensland Online intake

Study

Online students only

27 January 2020

Australia Day Public Holiday

Public holiday

All campuses

28 January 2020 

Start of Semester 1
Start of Term 1

Study

All campuses

2 March 2020

TAFE Queensland Online intake

Study

Online students only

20 March 2020

Warwick Show
(Campus closure)

Show holiday

Warwick campus

26 March 2020

Toowoomba Show
(Campus closure)

Show holiday

Toowoomba campus

3 April 2020

Mid-semester break starts
End of Term 1

Study

All campuses

17 April 2020

Dalby Show
(Campus closure)

Show holiday

Dalby campus

10 April 2020

Good Friday
(Campus closure)

Public holiday

All campuses

13 April 2020

Easter Monday

(Campus closure)

Public holiday

All campuses

20 April 2020

Mid-semester break ends 
Start of Term 2

Study

All campuses

20 April 2020

TAFE Queensland Online intake

Study

Online students only

25 April 2020

ANZAC Day
(Campus closure)

Public holiday

All campuses

4 May 2020

Labour Day
(Campus closure)

Public holiday

All campuses

8 May 2020

Roma Show 
(Campus closure)

Show holiday

Roma campus

15 May 2020

Ipswich Show
(Campus closure)

Show holiday

Ipswich campus

15 May 2020

Gympie Show 
(Campus closure)

Show holiday

Gympie campus

15 May 2020

Charleville Show (Campus closure)

Show holiday

Charleville campus

22 May 2020 

Fraser Coast Show
(Campus closure)

Show holiday

Hervey Bay and Maryborough campuses

22 May 2020

Chinchilla Show
(Campus closure)

Show holiday

Chinchilla campus

28 May 2020 

Bundaberg Show 
(Campus closure)

Show holiday

Bundaberg campus

1 June 2020

TAFE Queensland Online intake

Study

Online students only

5 June 2020

Normanton Show
(Campus closure)

Show holiday

Normanton campus

12 June 2020

Cloncurry Show 
(Campus closure)

Show holiday

Cloncurry campus

12 June 2020

Sunshine Coast Show
(Campus closure)

Show holiday

Nambour campus

19 June 2020

Whitsunday Show
(Campus closure)

Show holiday

Whitsundays campus

19 June 2020

Mount Isa Show
(Campus closure)

Show holiday

Mount Isa campus

23 June 2020

Bowen Show 
(Campus closure)

Show holiday

Bowen campus

24 June 2020

Burdekin Show
(Campus closure)

Show holiday

Burdekin campus

26 June 2020

End of Semester 1 
End of Term 2

Study

All campuses

10 July 2020

Innisfail Show
(Campus closure)

Show holiday

Innisfail campus

13 July 2020

Start of Semester 2
Start of Term 3

Study

All campuses

17 July 2020

Cairns Show
(Campus closure)

Show holiday

Cairns campus

20 July 2020

TAFE Queensland Online intake

Study

Online students only

28 July 2020

Charters Towers Show
(Campus closure)

Show holiday

Charters Towers campus

10 August 2020

Royal Queensland Show
(Campus closure)

Show holiday

Alexandra Hills, Redcliffe, Caboolture, Kingaroy and Nurunderi campuses 

14 August 2020

Royal Queensland Show
(Campus closure)

Show holiday

Acacia Ridge, Ashmore, Bowen, Bracken Ridge, Browns Plains, Burdekin, Charters Towers, Cloncurry, Coolangatta, Coomera, Eagle Farm, Gold Coast Marine, Grovely, Inala, Loganlea, Mount Gravatt, South Bank and Southport campuses

21 August 2020

Northern Peninsula Area Show
(Campus closure)

Show holiday

Northern Peninsula Area campus

31 August 2020

TAFE Queensland Online intake

Study

Online students only

18 September 2020

Mid-semester break starts
End of Term 3 

Study

All campuses (except Gold Coast campuses)

25 September 2020

Mid-semester break starts
End of Term 3 

Study

Gold Coast campuses - Ashmore, Coolangatta, Coomera, Coomera Marine and Southport

5 October 2020

Queen's Birthday
(Campus closure)

Public holiday

All campuses

6 October 2020

Mid-semester break ends
Start of Term 4

Study

All campuses

19 October 2020

TAFE Queensland Online intake

Study

Online students only

30 November 2020

TAFE Queensland Online intake

Study

Online students only

4 December 2020

End of Semester 2
End of Term 4

Study

Gold Coast campuses - Ashmore, Coolangatta, Coomera, Coomera Marine and Southport

11 December 2020

End of Semester 2
End of Term 4

Study

All campuses (except Gold Coast campuses)

25 December 2020

Christmas Day
(Campus closure)

Public holiday

All campuses

26 December 2020

Boxing Day
(Campus closure)

Public holiday

All campuses

28 December 2020

Boxing Day Public Holiday
(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 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.
  • For international students, please refer to your timetable.
  • For online students, refer to the TAFE Queensland online 2020 intake dates or the 2021 intake dates.

The academic calendar is subject to change. Last updated December, 2019.

 

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