Term dates and academic year

Government preschool and school term dates

2016 - 2018 term dates

Government school term dates can be found on the education department website.

Check with your local school for information on open days and events.

End of year dates for Year 12 students 

End of year dates for Year 12 students is a school based decision. For many students, their last day of school is the day of their last exam. Contact your local school for further information.

TAFE academic year

For important TAFE dates visit the TAFE SA website.

2015 TAFE term dates

  • Term 1 2015 – 27 January to 10 April
  • Term 2 2015 – 27 April to 3 July
  • Term 3 2015 – 20 July to 25 September
  • Term 4 2015 – 12 October to 11 December

2016 TAFE term dates

  • Term 1 2016 – 1 February to 15 April
  • Term 2 2016 – 2 May to 8 July
  • Term 3 2016 – 25 July to 30 September
  • Term 4 2016 – 17 October to 16 December

University academic year

University academic year dates vary for each university:

Related information

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Australian school holidays - term dates for other Australian states and territories

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