Key Dates & Calendar

Academic Calendar and important institute dates.

2019

 July

Mon 1 Mid-year break begins.
Mon 15  Trimester Two begins - most programmes commence.
Mon 22

Trimester Two begins for:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (L3) (Restaurant Service) and (Barista)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Baking (L3)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (L3)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (L2)
  • Trades Academy (Hospitality Services)

Mon 29

Last date for withdrawal without penalty (for courses starting 15 July).

Last date for course changes (for programmes starting 15 July).

 

August

Mon 19 New Zealand Certificate in Hospitality (L2) Trimester Two begins.

 

September

Mon 2 Mid-Trimester break begins - except Makeup students.
Mon 9 Trimester Two resumes.
Thu 16 Auckland Graduation - Auckland Town Hall

 

October

Mon 14 Nursing Competency Assessment Programme begins (Offering 3).
Mon 28 Labour Day (campuses closed, no classes).
Tue 29 Trimester Two Exams start (some programmes).

 

November

Fri 8 Trimester Two ends.
Mon 11 Trimester Three begins.

 

December

Fri 20 Last day of pre-Christmas teaching (to be confirmed).
Mon 24 Mid-Trimester break starts.
Wed 25 Christmas Day (campuses closed until 5 January 2020, inclusive).

2020

In the list below, dates in bold refer to standard trimester dates, including mid-trimester and mid-year breaks.

For programmes with non-standard teaching dates, only the start dates are shown.  For further detail, check with the relevant School.

January

Mon 6  Trimester Three resumes.
Mon 20 Wellington Anniversary observed (no teaching).
Mon 27 Auckland Anniversary observed (no teaching).

 

February

Thu 6 Waitangi Day (no teaching).
Mon 24 Trimester Three Exams. 
Fri 28 Trimester Three ends.

 

March

Mon 2 Trimester One starts.
Mon 16

Last date for withdrawal without penalty (for Trimester One courses starting 2 Mar).

Last date for course changes (for courses starting 2 Mar).
Thu 19 Graduation Event One (Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua): Health, Social Services and Te Wānanga Maori
Mon 30 Last date for withdrawal without penalty (for full-year courses starting 2 Mar).

 

April

Fri 10 Good Friday (all campuses closed).
Mon 13

Easter Monday (campuses closed).

Mid-trimester break begins.
Tue 23

Graduation Event Two (Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington CBD): Business, IT, Creativity, Hospitality, Tourism and Engineering

Mon 27

Anzac Day observed (no teaching).

Tue 28

Trimester One resumes.

 

June

Mon 1 Queen’s Birthday observed (no teaching). 
Mon 15 Examinations start (some programmes; check with School for details).
Fri 26 Trimester One ends.
Mon 29 Mid-year break begins.

 

July

Mon 13

Trimester Two begins.
Mon 27

Last date for withdrawal without penalty (for courses starting 13 July).

Last date for course changes (for programmes starting 13 July).

 

August

Mon 31

Mid-trimester break begins.

 

September

Mon 7

Trimester Two resumes.

 

October

Mon 26

Labour Day (no teaching); Examinations start.

 

November

Mon 2

Re-sits (some programmes; check with School for details).

Fri 6

Trimester Two ends.
Mon 9

Trimester Three begins.

 

December

Fri 18

Last day of pre-Christmas teaching (to be confirmed).
Thu 24

Campuses closed (to be confirmed) and Trimester Three break starts.

Fri 25

Christmas Day (campus closed until 4 January 2021 inclusive, to be confirmed).