Terms 2023

  • Term 1 - 30 January to 6 April 2023
  • Term 2 - 24 April to 23 June 2023
  • Term 3 - 10 July to 15 September 2023
  • Term 4 - 2 October to 20 December 2023

Public holidays 2023

  • New Year's Day - Monday 2 January
  • Australia Day - Thursday 26 January
  • Labour Day - Monday 13 March
  • Good Friday - Friday 7 April
  • Easter Sunday - Saturday 8 April
  • Easter Sunday - Sunday 9 April
  • Easter Monday - Monday 10 April
  • ANZAC Day - Tuesday 25 April
  • May Races (Warrnambool) - Thursday 4 May
  • King's Birthday - Monday 12 June
  • Friday before the AFL Grand Final - Friday 23 September (TBC)
  • Melbourne Cup (Portland, Hamilton and Colac) - Tuesday 7 November
  • Christmas Day - Monday 25 December
  • Boxing Day - Tuesday 26 December

Your first four weeks of TAFE life can be fun but also a bit overwhelming. Here are our tips to make adjusting to life at SWTAFE a little easier for you.

Week 1 - Activate
During your first week of classes it's a good idea to:

  • ensure your access to SWTAFE IT services is working correctly
  • keep up-to-date with the academic calendar
  • buy your textbooks
  • Familiarise yourself with your department and classrooms
  • visit the library, student hub and student services.

Week 2 - Explore

Start exploring what else is on offer and check out:

  • your campus and the local area, shops and cafes
  • language and learning support resources
  • services for current students

It's also good to start introducing yourself to other students in your class now that you'll be feeling a bit more settled.

Week 3 - Immerse

You may be feeling more at home but still adjusting and finding a balance between study, work and play. Check out:

  • events and campus life activities, such as volunteering or leadership opportunities
  • clubs and societies
  • counselling services
  • wellbeing services

Week 4 - Check in

By now you should be progressing with your studies and have an idea whether you are happy with your chosen course. 

If you want to change your subjects, defer or withdraw, you must do so by the census date. This is the last chance to change your enrolment without financial penalty.

Student Checklist

Please see the Student Checklist as a handy reference when starting your studies with SWTAFE.

Stay connected with the SWTAFE Community

Join the SWTAFE Student Facebook group to connect with other students and stay up-to-date with what's going on at SWTAFE.
Click here to join.

A-Z Student Guide

The Student Guide has key information you need as you study with SWTAFE and where to seek help if you need it. Take a look at the A-Z Student Guide here.

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