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Key dates for TAFE

Semester dates

Most TAFE courses begin in either February or July each year. You must be ready to join your classes on the start dates indicated below.

TAFE student orientation takes place about one week before your classes start – details will be outlined in your Letter of Offer.  View more information about orientation

Semester dates can vary between portfolios, so please check with your college teaching area for exact dates.

* Preliminary dates only, still to be confirmed.
  2023 2024 *
Semester 1 Monday 30 January – Friday 30 June Monday 29 January – Friday 28 June
Semester 2 ​Monday 17 July – Friday 15 December Monday 15 July – Friday 13 December

Cutoff dates to apply for Semester 1, 2024

Students not in Australia

TAFE applications closed on Friday 1 December 2023.

Students already in Australia

Onshore applications will be assessed depending on availability of course places.

To secure your place, you should:

How to apply for TAFE

Public holidays

In Western Australia there are days each year considered as significant, including special events. These are known as public holidays.

For many workers and students, public holidays mean a day without work.

If a public holiday takes place over a weekend, usually the next working day will be taken as the public holiday.

View the full list of public holidays in Western Australia(opens in a new tab)​​​.

Last updated on December 6, 2023