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Key Dates


Application and enrolment dates

Dates for enrolment will vary depending on the course you have selected and the campus you would like to attend. 

How to enrol

For more information, visit our Apply and Enrol page:

If you have selected a competitive course, you will need to apply ahead of time to secure your place. Competitive courses are popular courses, meaning that often more applications are received every semester than we have places for. However if you have missed a date we accept expressions of interest for studying with us all year round. If a course has commenced or has no available positions our students services team will assist in finding a suitable option for you. 

Enrolments for part-time, online, intensive or short courses can be taken at any time throughout the year.

Competitive Full-Time Courses - Apply through TAFE Admissions

Many full time courses are very popular, competitive or in-demand - meaning prospective students have to apply through TAFE Admissions Online (a system used by all TAFE's in WA to process student applications for in-demand courses). 

Some full-time face-to-face courses don't require you to apply through TAFE Admissions Online and accept enrolments directly via our student application portal (see more information on this page) or by visiting a campus. The course page on the website will let you know if this is case or you can contact your local campus on 1800 672 700 for more information about enrolling in the course. 

Applications for in-demand courses for Semester 1, 2021 open Monday 14 September. Please note the important dates for TAFE Admissions below, students may still express an interest in a course following the closing date.


TAFE Admissions Key Dates - Semester 1, 2021

Applications open

Online applications open for full-time courses starting in Semester 1, 2021

Monday, 14 September 2020

Applications and preference change close - Round 1

Applications close for all courses


You can change your preferences by logging in via TAFE Admissions Online  Opens in a new window

Up to this date, you can:

1. Add new preferences, for any course

2. Change the order of the preferences

3. Cancel preferences

4. Change the campus of an existing preference

Friday, 4 December 2020

Applications close - Round 2

Round 2 applications close. No late applications will be accepted. 

Tuesday 5 January 2021

Offers - Non-competitive courses

Offers are made throughout the intake for courses that are not competitive

Offers available online at TAFE Admissions Online Opens in a new window and will be emailed using the email address supplied in the application

14 September 2020 to 11 January 2021


Offers - Round 1 - Competitive courses 

Offers available online at TAFE Admissions Online  Opens in a new windowand will be emailed from 12noon using the email address supplied in the application

Thursday, 7 January 2021

Offers - Round 2 - Competitive courses 

Offers available online at TAFE Admissions Online  Opens in a new windowand will be emailed from 12noon using the email address supplied in the application

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Expression of Interest Applications

Applications will be considered for remaining places via TAFE Admissions Online Opens in a new window

From the 5 December 2020

2021 General Information and Enrolment Days

More information about Semester 1 Enrolment Days will be available soon. 

Geraldton Campus

Northam Campus

Kalgoorlie Campus





* Dates subject to change


Can we help?

Our team are always on hand to help and are more than happy to assist you throughout the enrolment and application process. Please contact us on 1800 672 700 or email

Alternatively you can contact TAFE Admissions directly on the details below:


Locked Bag 16
Osborne Park DC 6916
Ph: 6212 9888
Fax: 6212 9880


CRTAFE Semester Dates

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

2020 Semester 1

Monday 28 January to Friday 3 July

Term 1                                      28 January - 3 April
Term 2                                      28 April - 3 July

2020 Semester 2

Monday 20 July to Friday 11 December

Term 3                                      20 July - 25 September
Term 4                                      5 October - 11 December

2020 Public Holidays

Wednesday 1 January                  New Year's Day
Sunday 26 January                       Australia Day
Monday 27 January                      Australia Day Holiday
Monday 2 March                           Labour Day
Friday 10 April                               Good Friday
Monday 13 April                            Easter Monday
Saturday 25 April                         ANZAC Day
Monday 27 April                           ANZAC Day Holiday
Monday 1 June                              Western Australia Day
Monday 28 September              Queen's Birthday (WA)
Friday 25 December                    Christmas Day
Saturday 26 December               Boxing Day Holiday

Secondary School Term Calendar (dates vary from CRTAFE's Term/Semester Calendar)


Term 1                                      Monday 3 February - Thursday 9 April 
Term 2                                     Tuesday 28 April - Friday 3 July 

Term 3                                     Monday 20 July - Friday 25 September 
Term 4                                     Monday 12 October - Thursday 17 December 

Page last updated September 01, 2020