Apply and enrol

Applications for Semester 1 2021 opened on 14 September 2020.

There are still places available in some courses. Please contact your local campus(opens in a new tab)  - or fill out an enquiry form at the bottom of a course page - to discuss what courses are still available and how to apply and enrol.

Semester 1 starts from Monday February 1


If you need assistance, or need help finding the best course for you, contact our friendly course information team by phone or email.

South West (campuses at Bunbury, Busselton, Collie, Harvey, Manjimup, Margaret River) on Freecall 1800 621 445 or 6371 3070, email

Great Southern (campuses at Albany, Denmark, Mt Barker, Katanning, Esperance and Narrogin) on Freecall 1800 675 781 or 6371 3888, email

For short course or skill set enrolment instructions and to begin your enrolment, click here 

Apprenticeships and Traineeships

An apprenticeship involves full-time or part-time work with an employer who provides an opportunity to learn all aspects of a trade. Training is competency-based, meaning you finish your training once you have reached a certain skill level and be awarded a nationally recognised qualification.


Benefits of an Apprenticeship

• earn a wage while you train
• learn on the job skills combined with off the job training
• receive a nationally recognised qualification
• start a valuable step towards a rewarding career.

The South Regional TAFE provides training for both Trainees and Apprentices. Structured training is combined with practical experience formalised in a contract with an employer.


What's the difference between a traineeship and an apprenticeship?

If someone is interested in traditional technical trades like bricklaying, automotive, mechanics or hairdressing, then it's likely they would consider an apprenticeship. If they are looking at non-trade areas such as business, beauty and health then they would consider a traineeship.

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

Traineeships – 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.


Who can apply?

Apprenticeships and Traineeships are open to women and men of all ages, and even school students have the opportunity to start an apprenticeship or traineeship while at school through a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship.  This program allows you to get a head start on future training before you graduate.


How does it work?

The first step to becoming an apprentice or trainee is to find a career path that suits you, information is available of the Jobs & Skills Website

Talk to an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) provider who may be able to assist you to find an apprenticeship, or, alternatively you can go out an find an employer yourself through job adverts or contacting employers yourself.  Once you’ve found an apprenticeship of traineeship opportunity with an employer, they can contact an AASN provider to get things started.


In order to comply with COVID-19 Government directed social distancing guidelines, some courses may include a mix of online and classroom based training delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements.

While the mode of delivery might vary, the content and key learning outcomes of the course will remain the same.

The precise mix of delivery method will vary from course to course. The time, place and method of delivery may also vary across the semester to ensure social distancing and safe training delivery for staff and students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

South Regional TAFE will provide students with adequate support to work in online environments where necessary.