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Starting your application 

Once you have searched our course pages(opens in a new tab)  and found an option that fits your career pathway here’s some helpful tips to get you started:

  • We have two main student intakes each year – Semester 1 and Semester 2 for most qualifications. You must apply within the intake period beforehand via TAFE Admissions to be considered for a place.
  • Sometimes after the closing period, we may have limited remaining places in courses. You can express your interest but there are no guarantees. So, to avoid missing out in securing your spot, it’s always best to get your application in early.
  • Other course types such as skill sets, short courses or traineeships and apprentices have different ways to apply, and advice for those are listed further below on this page.
  • Eligibility requirements are available on each course page. These are set to ensure you have a successful study journey.
  • Be prepared before you start an application with all the required documents for your course so you have everything you need ready.


For any help finding the best course for you or with the applications process, contact our friendly Call Centre team by phone or email. 


Online Applications

Online applications opened September 5, 2022 for most full time, part time and online qualifications .

Applications are made via the TAFE Admissions website (button below). Please let us know if you need any assistance.


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


Competitive Courses

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

Main Intake Applications
Open September 5, 2022 and close December 9, 2022.

Up to this date, you can change your preferences by logging in via in a new tab) (opens 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
Open December 10, 2022 and close January 27, 2023. 

Late 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. 


Non-Competitive Courses

Online applications will be accepted until the start of Semester 1, 2023.

Expressions of interest

From January 29, 2023 please contact your local campus directly to see what courses still have places available.

Our popular courses are known as ‘competitive’. This means that more applications are expected to be received than we have places for. 

To make a competitive application you will need to supply supporting materials, which may include evidence of employment, volunteering or work experience, written references and previous study evidence. Applications are assessed and then ranked, with the top applicants in the main intake receiving offers.

Please contact Course Information Services(opens in a new tab)  (opens in a new tab) for more information about competitive courses.

If you receive an offer, congratulations! Your eligibility for the course has been checked and a place has been allocated to you in a course.

Key dates

Competitive Courses
Main Intake Thursday January 5, 2023. 

Non-Competitive Courses

From September 5 2022 until January 27 2023. 

Offers once issued are available to view online at in a new tab) (opens in a new tab)

Attached to your offer letter and below are detailed instructions on how to enrol.
Before we can complete your enrolment, we need you to provide us with evidence of your eligibility to take up a commonwealth funded place with us. You can do this by completing and uploading the required evidence within our online enrolment form.

Have you applied but want to change your course preferences? If you haven't received an offer yet you can log in to TAS online up until the application close date to change your preference. If you have received an offer but would like to ask about changing to a different course please email or phone us on 1800 621 445.

Don't want to accept your offer? If you change your mind and don't want to enrol in the course you have received an offer for please let us know, this will mean we are able to offer the place to someone else. Decline your offer email or phone us on 1800 621 445.

If your application is successful you will receive an offer to study with us, then it's time to enrol.

Before you can enrol for a full-time course, you must have received an offer. The offer letter will be emailed to the address used in your application.

You should follow the instructions for competitive or non-competitive courses. Find out if your course is competitive by checking our course list.

Courses with different application methods than TAFE Admissions

Please follow the application instructions on your chosen course’s webpage, usually located in the 'Apply now' tabs.

Instructions may differ depending if there are planned training dates or not. 

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.

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.

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.