2018 key dates

Download the 2018 ASTP calendar (PDF 148.59 KB).

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.

Appeals

The appeals panel request form (PDF 87.27 KB) 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 (Term 1)

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

If you are an 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.

DayDateLocation
Tuesday23 JanuaryArgenton
Wednesday24 JanuaryGosford
Monday29 JanuaryLiverpool
Thursday & Friday8 & 9 FebruaryTweed Heads
Monday & Tuesday12 & 13 FebruaryLismore
Tuesday & Wednesday20 & 21 FebruaryCanterbury
Tuesday & Wednesday27 & 28 FebruaryGrafton
Tuesday & Wednesday6 & 7 MarchDubbo
Tuesday & Wednesday13 & 14 MarchGriffith
Tuesday & Wednesday20 & 21 MarchLiverpool
Tuesday & Wednesday27 & 28 MarchBatemans Bay
Tuesday & Wednesday10 & 11 AprilAlbury

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 TBA
July 31 July TBA
August 31 August TBA
September 28 September TBA
October 31 October TBA
November 30 November TBA
December 19 December TBA

Driver applications and safety vest orders

Last day to submit driver applications (PDF 6820.52 KB) and safety vest orders (PDF 110.85 KB):

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

Eligible Service Provider application

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

  • 19 February
  • 5 November.

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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