Important dates for your studies, including semester and enrolment dates, and public holidays.
There are 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.
2021 Important Dates
Please note no classes will run during mid-semester break, excluding trainees, apprentices and students undertaking residential schools.
Semester 1: 1 February - 25 June
Semester 2: 12 July – 17 December
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.
11 January – For courses commencing in March
1 March – For courses commencing in April
1 April - For courses commencing in May
3 May - For courses commencing in June
1 July - For courses commencing in July & August
2 August - For courses commencing in September
1 September - Courses commencing in October
1 October - Courses commencing in November & December
1 December - Courses commencing in January & February 2022
GOTAFE campuses will be closed for the following public holidays and Christmas shutdown period.
Monday 8 March – Labour Day
Friday 2 April – Good Friday
Monday 5 April – Easter Monday
Monday 14 June – Queen’s Birthday
TBC September - AFL Grand Final Holiday
Tuesday 2 November – Melbourne Cup
19 December 2020 – 3 January 2021 – GOTAFE shutdown period