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Key Dates

Important dates for your studies, including semester and enrolment dates, and public holidays.

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There a lot of things you need to remember as a student, but memorising key dates isn't one of them! Refer to the list below for all the important dates in the calendar year, including semester dates, mid-term breaks, release of results and more.

2020 Important Dates

Please note no classes will run during mid-semester break, excluding trainees, apprentices and students undertaking residential schools.

Semester 1: 28 January – 26 June

Mid-semester break: 30 March – 13 April

Semester 2: 13 July – 4 December

Mid-semester break: 7 – 18 September

3 July – Last day for results to be released for Semester 1 classes

18 December – Last day for results to be released for Semester 2 classes

You are able to enrol in your course before the beginning of any study period. Below are the last enrolment days for courses commencing the following month.

20 January – For courses commencing in March

24 February – For courses commencing in April

11 April - For courses commencing in May

12 June - For courses commencing in July

2 July - For courses commencing in August

3 August - For courses commencing in September

2 September - Courses commencing in October

Other important enrolment dates

3 August – 2021 course information published on website

3 August – 2021 course enquiries open

2 October – Last enrolment day for continuing students (roll-overs) for Semester 1, 2021

2 October – 2021 course enrolments open

4 December – Last enrolment day for new students commencing in February 2021

GOTAFE campuses will be closed for the following public holidays and Christmas shutdown period.

Monday 27 January – Australia Day (in lieu)

Monday 9 March – Labour Day

Monday 8 June – Queen’s Birthday

TBC September - AFL Grand Final Holiday

Tuesday 3 November – Melbourne Cup

19 December 2020 – 3 January 2021 – GOTAFE shutdown period

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