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Applications for Semester 2 are now open!

Once you have searched our course pages and found a course which fits your career pathway, check on the handy information below to help you with your application.

For any help finding the best course for you or the applications process, contact our friendly Customer Service team by phone, email or chat. 

Applying for a course at TAFE

Online Applications

Online applications opened May 1, 2023 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.

Click when ready to start your application(opens in a new tab)

 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 May 1, 2023 and close June 7, 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.
Waitlist Applications

Open June 8, 2023 and close July 28, 2023. 

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. 

 Non-Competitive Courses

Online applications will be accepted until the start of Semester 2, 2023.

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 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.

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 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 Course Information Services.

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

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.