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