Getting Started

  • between 18 and two months before a course starts, students can apply for admission;
  • one month (at least) prior to Orientation Week, students need to accept offers and pay the Enrolment Fee. In Australia, orientation week is usual mid-February.
  • no later than four weeks prior to the commencement of each semester; timetables and results will be posted. They will be accessible in the Student Portal on Moodle.
  • one month before Semester 2 – July –enrolments due if you wish to begin your course in semester 2. 
  • One month before semester 3/Summer term to enrol if the units required are on offer.
  • On orientation day, new students will receive their timetable. Please login to the Student Portal and check your timetable.
  • During the first week of enrolment only; if you want to change courses, a Change of Course Form can be submitted to Student Services Area otherwise administration fees apply. 
  • Other enquiries related to Withdrawal/Cancellation, deferment and change of timetable may be discussed with Student Services.

    Timetables and room allocations are set in advance, but may change each semester.

NAPS Academic Calendar


At NAPS, the standard academic calendar consists of three trimesters (typically, 13 weeks of instruction, two weeks of examinations and usually two weeks break between each trimester). This calendar applies the basic chronological structure of the three trimesters to the Year  2022 - 2025.

NB: To give extra flexibility to meet the needs of students, the Summer Trimester (T3) is optional.









1 (2022)

2 (March 2023)

3 July (2023)

4 March (2024)

5 August (2024)

6 March (2025)

Orientation –

0 Week

15 August

17 March

24 July

11 March

5 August

10 March


Week 1

22 August

20 March

31 July

18 March

12 August

17 March

Last withdrawal date/

Census Date

Week 4

12 September

10 April

21 August

8 April

2 September

7 April

Examination Timetable released

Week 5

19 September

17 April

28 August

15 April

9 September

14 April

Last day to cancel subjects without academic penalty

Week 7

3 October

1 May

11 September

29 April

23 September

28 April


Week 8

10 October

8 May

18 September

6 May

30 September

5 May

Class Timetable Released for following trimester

Week 9

17 October

15 May

25 September

13 May

7 October

12 May


Week 14

7 November

19 June

30 October

17 June

11 November

16 June


Week 15

14 November

26 June

6 November

24 June

18 November

23 June

Trimester Break 


2 December

 30 June 

17 November

15 July

29 November

11 July

Release of Trimester examination results


 9 December

17 July

8 December

29 July

13 December

31 July

Note: Classes/examinations will not be scheduled on Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday and ANZAC Day. For all other public holidays that fall within a semester, classes/examinations will be scheduled.

Withdrawals and Transfers

  • within the first six months of enrolment with NAPS, a student may make a request for transfer to another provider, however NAPS may only grant or approve the request if the Academy determines that the transfer will not be detrimental to the student or where exceptional circumstances exist. 
  • after the first six months of enrolment in NAPS as the principal course provider, no restrictions apply.

Fees Due

  • at the time of enrolment, the Enrolment Fee and first semester tuition fees are due;
  • two weeks before each semester; tuition fees are due.
  • 10 weeks before the commencement of the term/ next term is the cut off date for a full refund of fees for change of mind*;
  • on or after the course commencement date - no refunds.

 See ‘Guide to Proportion of Fees Refunded' for withdrawal dates that impact on the percentage of fees that can be claimed.

*withdrawal from a course on illness and compassionate grounds will be decided on a case by case basis, so key dates do not apply.

See ‘Rejection of Refund’ for circumstances where the key date is irrelevant.


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