2018 key dates

Download the 2018 ASTP calendar (PDF 55.85KB).

Important

All appeal panel request forms, safety vest orders, driver and Eligible Service Provider applications must be submitted by 5pm AEST as per the dates below.

Rollover

  • 7 September – Last day for schools to submit Year 12 program options and advice of finish dates for school leavers in 2018
  • 15 October – First day ASTP will accept new student applications for 2019
  • 19 October – Last day for schools to log online and verify whether student will be continuing in the same school setting for 2019
  • 16 November – Last day ASTP will accept student applications and variations for 2018
  • 30 November – Last day ASTP will accept student applications for 2019
  • 31 December – Last day for contractors to submit pay claims for 2018. Access to 2018 online pay claims ends on this date.

Appeals

The appeals panel request form (PDF 89.1KB) must be completed, scanned and emailed with any supporting documentation to appeals.astp@det.nsw.edu.au.

Month Appeals form due Date of panel meeting
January 3 January 10 January
January 10 January 17 January
January 17 January 24 January
February 7 February 14 February
February 14 February 21 February
March 14 March 21 March
April 11 April 18 April
May 9 May 16 May
June 13 June 20 June
July 11 July 18 July
August 8 August 15 August
September 12 September 19 September
October 10 October 17 October
November 14 November 21 November
December 12 December 19 December

ATSO tentative training schedule

Please note that the following dates and locations are subject to change due to venue availability.

If you are an Assisted Travel Support Officer (ATSO) please check your DET email address (i.e. @det.nsw.edu.au) regularly for training invitations and for notices of any changes to the training schedule.

Term 1

DayDateLocation
Tuesday 23 January Argenton
Wednesday 24 January Gosford
Monday 29 January Liverpool
Thursday & Friday 8 & 9 February Tweed Heads
Monday & Tuesday 12 & 13 February Lismore
Tuesday & Wednesday 20 & 21 February Canterbury
Tuesday & Wednesday 27 & 28 February Grafton
Tuesday & Wednesday 6 & 7 March Dubbo
Tuesday & Wednesday 13 & 14 March Griffith
Tuesday & Wednesday 20 & 21 March Liverpool
Tuesday & Wednesday 27 & 28 March Batemans Bay
Tuesday & Wednesday 10 & 11 April Albury
Tuesday 17 April Blue Mountains/Nepean
Wednesday 18 April Rooty Hill
Monday 23 April Epping
Tuesday 24 April Canterbury

Term 2

DayDateLocation
Monday (school development day) 30 April Inverell
Tuesday & Wednesday 8 & 9 May Bathurst
Tuesday & Wednesday 15 & 16 May Young
Thursday & Friday 24 & 25 May Campbelltown
Wednesday & Thursday 6 & 7 June Epping
Wednesday & Thursday 13 & 14 June Bargo
Thursday & Friday 21 & 22 June Canterbury
Tuesday & Wednesday 26 & 27 June Rooty Hill

Term 3

DayDateLocation
Wednesday & Thursday 8 & 9 August Nowra
Tuesday & Wednesday 14 & 15 August Kirrawee
Wednesday & Thursday 22 & 23 August Canterbury
Tuesday & Wednesday 28 & 29 August Rooty Hill
Tuesday & Wednesday 4 & 5 September Epping
Tuesday & Wednesday 11 & 12 September Campbelltown
Tuesday & Wednesday 18 & 19 September Canterbury
Tuesday & Wednesday 25 & 26 September Rooty Hill
Wednesday 3 October Argenton
Thursday 4 October Gosford
Tuesday 9 October Nambucca Heads
Thursday 11 October Liverpool

Term 4

DayDateLocation
Tuesday & Wednesday 16 & 17 October Tamworth
Tuesday & Wednesday 23 & 24 October Orange
Tuesday & Wednesday 20 & 21 November Warilla
Thursday & Friday 29 & 30 November Canterbury
Tuesday & Wednesday 4 & 5 December Rooty Hill
Monday & Tuesday 10 & 11 December Bankstown
Thursday 20 December Epping
Friday 21 December Liverpool

Contractor and ATSO pay ending

Month Contractor pay ending ATSO pay ending
January 31 January 4 January
18 January
February 28 February 1 February
15 February
March 29 March 1 March
15 March
29 March
April 13 April 12 April
26 April
May 31 May 10 May
24 May
June 29 June 7 June
21 June
July 31 July 5 July
19 July
August 31 August 2 August
16 August
30 August
September 28 September 13 September
27 September
October 31 October 11 October
25 October
November 30 November 8 November
22 November
December 19 December 6 December
20 December

Driver applications and safety vest orders

Last day to submit driver applications (PDF 258.45KB) and safety vest orders (PDF 206.32KB):

  • 13 April
  • 6 July
  • 28 September
  • 14 December.

Eligible Service Provider application

Last day to submit an Eligible Service Provider (ESP) application (PDF 411.35KB):

  • 19 February
  • 5 November.

Please note the above dates also apply for novations, subcontracting, requests for increased transport area and requests for increased run capacity.

NSW public school holidays and term dates

School holidays / term StartFinish
Term 1 – Eastern Division 30 January 13 April
Term 1 – Western Division 6 February 13 April
School holidays 14 April 30 April
Term 2 1 May 6 July
School holidays 7 July 22 July
Term 3 24 July 28 September
School holidays 29 September 14 October
Term 4* 15 October 19 December
School holidays – Eastern Division 22 December 2018 29 January 2019
School holidays – Western Division 22 December 2018 5 February 2019

*Year 12 has different finishing dates in term 4. Year 12 only goes for three terms and graduate late September/early October. There is then a short break before returning for final exams (HSC) which start mid-October and end around the same time in November. Dates will be added once made available.

Please note: School development days occur at the beginning of Terms 1, 2 and 3 and the last two days of the school year. Check with your school, as schools may vary some of these dates.

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