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Key Dates

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

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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

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