Vocational Courses

Academic Calendars

In general our vocational courses have two intakes per year, in February and July. However, some vocational courses may have only one annual intake.

You will need to allow sufficient time to apply to study at the Northern Sydney Institute in order to get your international student visa and arrive on time to commence your study.

If you are applying from another country, you should allow two to six months before the course starts for visa processing and flight booking to Sydney. Many popular courses will fill quickly and require early payment to secure a place.

Please be aware that applications for courses that have a portfolio requirement will take longer to process and assess.

English programs and degree programs have different academic calendars.

VOCATIONAL COURSES TERM DATES
Semester 1, 2016
Application closing date*
Students not currently in Australia
4 December 2015 – courses with additional entry requirements
18 December – all other courses
Application closing date*
Students in Australia
1 January 2016 – courses with additional entry requirements
15 January 2016 – all other courses
Term 1 1 February – 4 April
Autumn vacation 4 – 17 April
Term 2 18 April – 19 June
Winter vacation 27 June – 10 July
Semester 2, 2016
Application closing date*
Students not currently in Australia
13 May 2016 – courses with additional entry requirements
27 May 2016 – all other courses
Application closing date*
Students in Australia
10 June 2016 – courses with additional entry requirements
24 June 2016 – all other courses
Term 3 11 July – 18 September
Spring vacation 19 July – 3 August
Term 4 4 August – 27 November
Summer vacation 12 December

* Late applications may be considered subject to the availability of places in the course.