GOTAFE has a rich history of providing quality technical, vocational and further education.
GOTAFE (Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE) was established on 1 October 1996 with the amalgamation of the Goulburn Valley Institute of TAFE and the Wangaratta Institute of TAFE. The amalgamation followed a review of TAFE services in North East Victoria, headed by Dr Tom Kennedy.
The Goulburn Ovens Institue of TAFE was authorised under Section 23 of the Vocational Education and Training Act 1990 and its' Board established under Section 24 of the Act. Its' powers and duties are primarily established in its' Constitution, the Education and Training Reform Act 2006, the Tertiary Education Act 2003 and the Financial Management Act 1994.