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SIT’s Zero Fees Scheme continues for 2024



Find out when your study starts, when you have breaks and when graduation is. These dates will help you plan your study, holidays and important occasions.

Below are the semester dates for *most* courses at SIT. Please note, there will be numerous exceptions to these dates so please use the below as a guide only.


Event Dates
First Part of Semester (8 weeks – short 1 day) Monday 13 February – Thursday 06 April
Mid Semester Break Friday 07 April – Friday 21 April
Second Part of Semester (10 weeks) Monday 24 April – Friday 30 June
Semester Break Monday 03 July – Friday 14 July


Event Date
First Part of Semester (11 weeks) Monday 17 July – Friday 29 September
Mid Semester Break Monday 02 – Friday 06 October
Second Part of Semester (6 weeks) Monday 09 October – Friday 17 November




  • MAINZ Auckland Ceremony (for 2022 graduates)
Wednesday 22 March (MAINZ Auckland Campus) 
  • Award Ceremony 
Tuesday 28 November (Civic Theatre)
  • Telford Campus
Thursday 30 November (tbc) (Telford Gymnasium)
  • Graduation Ceremonies (certificate/diploma/degree)
Friday 08 December (Civic Theatre)
  • Christchurch Campus and MAINZ Christchurch Graduation Ceremonies
Tuesday 19 December


National public holidays Dates
Southland Anniversary Day 04 January (Wednesday)
Te Rā o Waitangi/Waitangi Day 06 February (Monday)
Easter Good Friday – 7 April
Easter Monday – 10 April
Education Day 11 April (Tuesday)
ANZAC Day 25 April (Tuesday)
King's Birthday 05 June (Monday)
Matariki 14 July (Friday)
Labour Day 23 October (Monday)


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