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Applications for Semester 2, 2024 will open in early May

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


Applying for a course at TAFE

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 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 on 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.