USQ’s innovative, new, flexible Academic Calendar focuses on how students' lifestyles are changing and how students access learning in the 21st century.
Our goal is to provide our students and staff with more contemporary approaches to how we deliver our courses and programs through a new, multi-layered Academic Calendar that is evidenced based and future focused. The model consists of five layers comprising trimesters, terms, blocks, combination (terms + semesters) and a year-long option, with key alignment points across all layers throughout each calendar year.
All teaching periods will be contained within a single calendar year from January to December. It will be implemented in a phased approach between January 2023 – January 2025. The existing USQ calendar format will run parallel to the new design throughout 2023-24, as programs prepare to move into one of the five layers.
The year 2022 will be all about planning, prioritisation and systems changes. January 2023 will see a range of programs move into one of the five layers. By January 2025, all programs will have transitioned into either the trimesters, terms, blocks, combination or year-long layer.