Higher Education



Cross Institutional Study

Holmes Institute welcomes students from other universities to study a single subject and have them accredited to their degree. This option might be of particular interest to students who wish to study during the Summer Trimester, i.e. from November to February. Vice versa, should a subject not be offered by Holmes Institute at the given time, Holmes Institute students also have the option to study a subject for their degree at another university.

Academic Support/Study Skills

At Holmes Institute we understand the importance of support studying at Degree level. Holmes Institute draws on a wealth of experience and expertise in language, academic and study skills support that are available to all our students at no extra cost. While Academic Support classes are offered on a weekly basis and open to all students without appointment, other support sessions are offered on demand and request by students, including appointment with one of our experienced Academic Mentors.


Holmes Institute strongly recommends that students attend classes as often as possible to engage with their lecturers and fellow students in the acquisition and application of existing and new knowledge. However, Holmes Institute views its students as mature people able to make decisions and manage their studies independently. Hence we do not monitor student attendance but focus on the academic outcomes of our students and their academic progression throughout their degree as we believe this is the best preparation for our students for their future careers.

Credit Transfer

Have you studied at Degree level before or have you completed a Diploma and consider continuing with Degree level studies? You may be eligible for a transfer of credit of your previous studies towards your degree at Holmes Institute. Just bring in certified copies of your award or academic transcripts and we are able to assess your eligibility for any credits within less than 24 hours.

Recognition of Prior learning Policy and Procedures

Cultural Diversity

Students studying at Holmes Institute come from Australia as well as from all over the world. This renders studying at Holmes a truly international experience where students are exposed to people from different cultures - just as in the real business world today. Holmes Institute values and respects cultural diversity, which is shared by our students, faculty and staff.

Domestic Students Fee-Help

If you are an Australian Citizen, you may be entitled for FEE-HELP and should check out the below information, or contact us with any further queries you may have.


General information about graduation at Holmes Institute

Information on Summer School / Summer Trimester

Any plans for summer - why not study and finish your degree early? Holmes Institute offers students the opportunity to enrol in the Summer School / Summer Trimester, which is a full trimester comprising of 12 weeks of lectures starting in November and concluding in February (including a two-week break over Christmas). The Summer Trimester is not a compulsory study period, but allows students to "fast-track" their degree. In the Summer Trimester students can take a full (4 subjects), or reduced study load (anything less than 4 subjects) - just right for everyone wanting to take it a bit easier over summer, but not abandon their studies entirely. For specific dates and subjects offered, please contact [email protected]


Each trimester starts with the Orientation week, which is the time for new students to get to know their way around, meet their fellow students and lecturers. Orientation is also the time to get a better understanding about degree studies, attend helpful workshops open to all new students - overall, an exciting event for all new students not to be missed.

Faculty of Higher Education Orientation Programs

Schedules of Study 2018

Holmes Institute offers three Trimesters for its degree courses and you can plan ahead by confirming the schedule of all degree courses as below. Should a particular trimester not be offered at any given campus, you may be able to transfer to another campus instead!


Admission to Courses

Contact the Admissions staff at the campus near you or complete an application form and email it to [email protected].


Academic Calendar 2018

2018Trimester 1
12 – 16 Mar 2018Orientation Week (New Students only)
02 Mar 2018Last date for fees payment (continuing students only)
19 Mar 2018Trimester 1 Lectures begin
09 Apr 2018Census Date*
08 June 2018Trimester 1 Lectures end
11 – 15 June 2018Study Week
16 – 24 June 2018Examinations Week (exams may be held on all days of the weekend)
24 June 2018Trimester 1 ends
09 July 2018Publication of results
24 June – 16 July 2018Holidays


2018Trimester 2
16 – 20 July 2018Orientation Week (New Students only)
06 June 2018Last date for fees payment (continuing students only)
23 July 2018Trimester 2 Lectures begin
13 Aug 2018Census Date*
12 Oct 2018Trimester 2 Lectures end
13 – 19 Oct 2018Study Week
20 – 28 Oct 2018Examinations Week (exams may be held on all days of the weekend)
28 Oct 2018Trimester 2 ends
12 Nov 2018Publication of results
28 Oct – 12 Nov 2018Holidays


2018/2019Trimester 3
02 Nov 2018Last date for fees payment (continuing students only)
12 Nov 2018Trimester 3 Lectures begin
05 Dec 2018Census Date*
22 Dec 2018 – 4 Jan 2019Lecture Recess
07 Jan 2019Trimester 3 resumes
15 Feb 2019Trimester 3 Lectures end
16 –22 Feb 2019Study Week
23 Feb – 03 Mar 2019Examinations Week (exams may be held on all days of the weekend)
18 Mar 2019Publication of results


Academic Calendar 2019

2019Trimester 1
18 – 22 Mar 2019Orientation Week (New Students only)
08 Mar 2019Last date for fees payment (continuing students only)
25 Mar 2019Trimester 1 Lectures begin
15 Apr 2019Census Date*
14 June 2019Trimester 1 Lectures end
15 – 21 June 2019Study Week
22 – 30 June 2019Examinations Week (exams may be held on all days of the weekend)
30 June 2019Trimester 1 ends
15 July 2019Publication of results
30 June – 15 July 2019Holidays


2019Trimester 2
15 – 19 July 2019Orientation Week (New Students only)
05 July 2019Last date for fees payment (continuing students only)
22 July 2019Trimester 2 Lectures begin
12 Aug 2019Census Date*
11 Oct 2019Trimester 2 Lectures end
12 – 18 Oct 2019Study Week
19 – 27 Oct 2019Examinations Week (exams may be held on all days of the weekend)
27 Oct 2019Trimester 2 ends
11 Nov 2019Publication of results
27 Oct – 11 Nov 2019Holidays


2019/2020Trimester 3
01 Nov 2019Last date for fees payment (continuing students only)
11 Nov 2019Trimester 3 Lectures begin
04 Dec 2019Census Date*
21 Dec 2019 – 3 Jan 2020Lecture Recess
06 Jan 2020Trimester 3 resumes
14 Feb 2020Trimester 3 Lectures end
15 – 21 Feb 2020Study Week
22 Feb – 01 Mar 2020Examinations Week (exams may be held on all days of the weekend)
16 Mar 2020Publication of results