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Are you Graduating from GOTAFE this year? This is such a big deal, congratulations to you!

Graduation ceremonies are a great opportunity for you, your classmates, trainers, friends and family to reflect on and celebrate what you have achieved. Your future is right around the corner, and it's time to celebrate. Sometimes it really is necessary to take the time to celebrate and appreciate an important moment in your life by creating memories that you look back on.

Here you'll find all the latest updates and information around our graduation ceremonies. We look forward to celebrating your achievements!

2023 Graduation Ceremonies

We are really looking forward to celebrating with you later this year! Please save the following dates in your calendars:

  • Seymour/Wallan - 1 March - Trawool Estate
  • Wangaratta/Benalla - 15 March - WPACC
  • Shepparton - 22 March – GV Hotel

GOTAFE graduation ceremonies are free for students and their guests, however registrations are essential.

We look forward to celebrating in style at your graduation ceremony, which will be emceed by Tim Campbell, featuring guest speakers Australian of the Year Dylan Alcott and nurse-turned-comedian Georgie Carroll.

Introducing our Keynote Speaker, Dylan Alcott

Dylan Alcott (2022 Australian of the Year) is one of the nation’s most successful Paralympians. He is the only male in any form of tennis to win the ‘Golden Slam’ by taking out the Australian, French, Wimbledon and US Open Championships along with a gold medal from the Tokyo Paralympic Games in 2021.

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Introducing special guest, Georgie Carroll

GOTAFE is excited to announce Georgie Carroll will be attending and speaking at our graduations in 2023.

Georgie Carroll was the most requested when students were surveyed on who they would like to see at graduations. Georgie is a former nurse, turned comedian. She has had sell-out performances at major comedy festivals and has appeared on Have You Been Paying Attention and several other national TV shows. Georgie’s performances draw on her 18 years of Emergency and Intensive Care Nursing, as well as her family life.

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Introducing our Master of Ceremonies, Tim Campbell

Tim Campbell is one of Australia's most versatile and much-loved entertainers and will be helping to celebrate your achievements as Master of Ceremonies. When he's not Dancing With the Stars, or entertaining on Channel 9's Carols by Candlelight, Tim is performing with his band from his ARIA top 30 and iTunes top 10 album High School Disco.

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Yes. Any student who completed their studies in 2022 is eligible to graduate.

Yes. We encourage you to register to attend a graduation ceremony to celebrate your achievements.

Yes. Please dress in semi-formal attire.

If you cannot attend a graduation ceremony, you will still receive your official course completion certificate in the mail in line with your graduating requirements. Attending a graduation ceremony does not impact whether or not you successfully complete a course.

Each graduating student can bring up to two guests. Places are limited, so we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

Our intention is to be as flexible as possible to allow all graduating students to attend a ceremony in a location that suits them. Why not get together with your classmates and arrange to attend the same event!

5 Reasons To Attend Your Graduation Ceremony

From celebrating your achievements to wearing the fancy gown - there are so many reasons to attend your graduation.

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