Higher Education Frequently Asked Questions When do classes start for 2023? The academic calendar is available here. Most courses start on 20 February 2023, with orientation during the week prior (TBC). Orientation is compulsory, so you may need to start as early as 13 February 2023. The Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) and Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) start with a two week intensive from 6 February 2023. Class timetables are not yet available. A detailed provisional timetable will only be provided to applicants once they become Cairnmillar students. Most of our courses are full-time and students are expected to be available for classes during work hours. We try to schedule classes to run on the same day or days of the week to minimise disruption, especially for courses with placements, however this is not always possible. In general, students have one 3-hour class per unit each week, plus placement and thesis supervision (if applicable - to be arranged with your supervisor/s directly). This does not include non-contact hours.