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Applications for Semester 1, 2024 open Friday September 1, 2023

Once you have searched our course pages and found a course which fits your career pathway, you’re ready to kickstart your enrolment journey.  Check on the handy information below to help you with your application.

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Applying for a course at TAFE

TAFE Admissions applications opened September 1, 2023 for our full time and part time on campus qualifications.

Applications are made via the TAFE Admissions website. You can access the TAFE Admissions website either by the Apply Now button on the course page or the button below. Please let us know if you need any assistance. 

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There are two types of courses – Competitive and Non-Competitive. 

Non-Competitive Courses 
Applications will be accepted from September 1, 2023 until the start of Semester 1, 2024. 

Competitive Courses 
These are courses which are very popular and generally receive more applications than places available. 

Main Intake Applications 
Open September 1, 2023 and close November 3, 2023. 

Up to this date, you can change your preferences by logging in via in a new tab)

  • Add new preferences, for any course 
  • Change the order of the preferences 
  • Cancel preferences 
  • Change the campus of an existing preference. 

Late Applications  
From November 4, 2023 until December 15, 2023 Late applications will be accepted for most courses, but some courses will no longer be available if filled through the main intake of applications. Students are encouraged to apply during the main intake of applications to maximise the chance of success. Offers of any remaining places will be released from January 10, 2024.  

Waitlist Applications 
Open December 16, 2023 and close 9 February, 2024.  

Waitlist applications will be accepted for most competitive courses, but some courses will no longer be available if places fill through the main intake of applications.  

Students applying for some of our courses may be required to meet minimum literacy and numeracy standards. Some courses may also have additional entrance requirements such as mandatory prerequisites or industry requirements.  

Entry and eligibility requirements are available on each course page. These are set to ensure you have a successful study journey. 

Documents that may be requested to support your application include: 

  • School results – Semester 2 reports from years 10-12* 
  • WACE certificate, OLNA or NAPLAN results 
  • Results of English language tests 
  • Full qualifications completed under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) 
  • University results, bridging and access courses 
  • Evidence of previous work history 

Be prepared with all the required documents for your course before you start your application. 

*Current secondary school students applying for entry into Semester 1 2024 will be assessed based on their Semester 1 results from their current year of study. TAFE Admissions will predict end of year outcomes based on these results.

Should the end of year results differ significantly from Semester 1 results, the college may suggest alternative options to the student.

Students currently studying a qualification under the VET for Secondary Students program will be assessed based on an assumption that they will successfully complete their qualification. They may be required to provide their academic record or qualification as proof of completion at time of enrolment. Should the qualification not be completed, applicants may become ineligible for an offer and the college will work with those applicants on alternative options.

Our popular courses are known as ‘competitive’. This means that more applications are anticipated to be received than there are places available.  

All applications for these courses will undergo a selection criteria process that will rank each application against set criteria. 

Applicants applying for competitive courses will be asked to provide additional information to support the TAFE Admissions ranking process. 

If you apply for a competitive course, think about also entering a non-competitive alternative. Applicants can select up to four preferences in their application. 

Selection Criteria  

Applicants meeting entry requirements are ranked against academic achievement and work history. Offers will be issued to applicants with the highest total points scores. 

Academic Achievement (Maximum 60 points) 
Highest points derived from either: 

  • secondary education results or 
  • a fully completed qualification issued under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) 

Documented evidence will be requested to support academic achievement. 

Work History (Maximum 30 points) 
Derived from previous or current work including: 

  • paid employment 
  • volunteer, community services and unpaid employment 
  • work experience 

Documented evidence will be requested to verify work history claims.  

Note: Work history does not need to be related to the course you are applying for. 

Many students choose to build their foundation skills by starting with an entry-level certificate, and then working their way through the qualification (opens in a new tab) levels. 

Applicants with previous work experience and a solid understanding of the industry may be able to start in a high-level qualification. 

Discuss the starting point of your learning journey with our Student Services team

For any help finding the best course for you or the applications process, contact our Student Services team by phone or email. 

Freecall: 1800 672 700

Courses with different application methods than TAFE Admissions

Applications for our Self-Paced courses (external and onsite), Skill Sets and Short Courses are open all year round. Simply click on the Apply Now link on the course page for your preferred course to start the application process.

Usually last three or four years depending on the qualification and cover 'traditional' trades such as carpentry, electrical, automotive, engineering, hairdressing, plumbing and cheffing. Once you have successfully completed your training, you will become a qualified tradesperson. 

Usually last one or two years and provide training in vocational areas not usually covered by apprenticeships. Traineeships are available across a diverse range of emerging careers in most sectors of business and industry.  Once you have successfully completed your training, you will receive a nationally recognised qualification. 

If you wish to become an apprentice or trainee, please read the Apprenticeships and Traineeships(opens in a new tab)  page.

We offer a series of VET programs for Year 11 and 12 students attending high school. Visit the VET Delivered to Secondary Students(opens in a new tab)  page for more information.

We're here to help.

If you have any questions or need help submitting your application, we're here for you every step of the way. Give us a call on 1800 672 700, submit an online enquiry or come see us at your local campus.

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