Academic calendar, timetable and key dates

Academic Calendar 2019

2019 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing Full-time, Campus-based course

Orientation day: Thursday, 31st January

Term 1: Monday, 4th Feb – Fri, 12th April (10 weeks)
Break: Saturday, 13th April – Sun, 28th April (2 weeks)

Term2: Monday, 29th April – Fri 28th June (9 weeks)
Break: Saturday, 29th June – Sun, 21st July (3 weeks)

Term 3: Monday, 22nd July – Fri, 27th Sept (10 weeks)
Break : Saturday, 28th Sept – Sun, 13th October (2 weeks)

Term 4: Monday, 14th Oct – Fri, 13th Dec (9 weeks)

2019 Certificate III in Animal Studies RSPCA based course
  • Orientation and induction day: Friday, 5th July
  • Monday, 8th July: Pre-course work commences
  • Monday, 22nd July: RSPCA on-site practical training commences
2019 Certificate II and III in Animal Studies VET in Schools Program
  • Term commencement: Monday 4th February
  • Orientation and induction session: Tuesday, 12th February

Public Holidays 2019

Tuesday 1 January   New Year's Day
Monday 28 January  Australia Day
Monday 4 March  Labour Day
Friday 19 April Good Friday
Monday 22 April Easter Monday
Thursday 25 AprilANZAC Day
Monday 3 June Western Australia Day
Monday 30 September      Queen's Birthday (WA)
Wednesday 25 DecemberChristmas Day
Thursday 26 DecemberBoxing Day

Application and Offer Deadlines for Vet Nursing

2020 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing Full-time, Campus-based course

All applications open - Wednesday 14th August 2019
Round 1 applications closed - Monday 2nd December 2019
Round 2 applications close - Friday 17th January 2020
All unsuccessful applicants will be notified

Academic Calendar 2020

2020 RSPCA Timetable

January Intake

  • Orientation day: Friday, 17th January
  • Pre-course work: Monday 20th - Friday 31st January
  • Term 1: Monday, 3rd February - Thursday 9th April  (Friday attendees will attend on 9th April in final week).
  • Term break:  Friday 10th - Monday 27th April
  • Term 2: Tuesday 29th April - Friday 26th June (Course Completion)

July Intake 

  • Orientation day: Friday, 3rd July
  • Pre-course work: Monday 6th - Friday 17th July
  • Term 1: Monday, 20th July - Friday 25th September
  • Term break:  Saturday 26th September - Sunday 11th October
  • Term 2: Monday 12th October - Friday 11th December (Course Completion)

Public Holidays 2020

Wednesday 1 January   New Year's Day
Monday 27 January  Australia Day
Monday 2 March*  Labour Day
Friday 10 April*Good Friday
Monday 13 April Easter Monday
Monday 27 April*ANZAC Day
Monday 1 June* Western Australia Day
Monday 28 September      Queen's Birthday (WA)
Friday 25 DecemberChristmas Day
Monday 28 DecemberBoxing Day

*Please note, these holidays fall in the school term. 

2020 Vet Nursing On-campus Timetable


February Intake

  • Orientation day: Thursday, 30th January
  • Term 1: Mon, 3rd February – Thurs, 9th April (10 weeks)
  • Term break: 2 week break: Fri, 10th April – Mon, 27th April
  • Term 2 : Tues, 28th April – Fri, 3rd July (10 weeks)
  • Term break: 2 week break : Sat, 4th July - Sun, 19th July
  • Term 3: Mon, 20th July – Fri, 25th Sept (10 weeks)
  • Term break: 2 week break: Sat, 26th Sept – Sun, 11th Oct
  • Term 4: Mon, 12th Oct – Fri, 11th Dec (9 weeks)