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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.

* 2025 preliminary dates
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Semester 1Monday 29 January – Friday 28 JuneMonday 3 February – Friday 4 July
Semester 2Monday 15 July – Friday 13 DecemberMonday 21 July – Friday 12 December

Cutoff dates to apply for Semester 2, 2024

Students not in Australia

TAFE applications close on Monday 6 May 2024.

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 March 15, 2024