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Applications now open for Semester 1 2018

Applications for full-time courses can also be submitted by post or in person at any TAFE college.

Entry to full time study can be achieved in a number of ways depending on an individual’s circumstances.  The requirements, and how these can be met, are outlined in the TAFE admissions guide for entry to full time courses. 

In short, entrance requirements set the minimum literacy and numeracy skills or AQF qualification levels required for admission to a course. For school students who do not achieve an OLNA, find out about alternative pathways to TAFE. Entrance requirements only apply to non-competitive courses, which attract lower numbers of applications.

Competitive courses are of high demand and require applicants to meet selection criteria in addition to the entrance requirements.

Some courses may also have specific entry requirements, such as higher levels of maths to those indicated in the TAFE Admissions guide, or a folio, or may require students to commence at a level specified in the training package.  Details for specific course entrance requirements can be checked in the full time studies guide, or with your preferred TAFE college.

Key dates for Semester 1 2018 are as follows:

Applications open: Friday 1 September 2017
Applications for round 1 and change of preference close: Friday 8 December 2017
Applications close for round 2: Wednesday 3 January 2018
Offers (non-competitive course): Friday 1 September 2017 to Tuesday 9 January 2018*
Offers (competitive course): Round 1 – Tuesday 9 January 2018**
Offers (competitive course): Round 2 – Monday 22 January 2018**
Expression of interest applications will be accepted after the closing date

*Non-competitive courses: offers are made throughout the intake; these are available online at and will be emailed.

**Competitive courses: offers will be available online at at 12 pm on Tuesday 9 January 2018 for round 1, and Monday 22 January 2018 for round 2, and will be emailed.

How do I change my preferences after I have applied online?

You can change your preferences by logging in via

Up to closing date, Friday 8 December, you can:

  1. Add new preferences, for any course
  2. Change the order of the preferences
  3. Cancel preferences
  4. Change the campus of an existing preference

Speak with the Admissions team at the College of your choice to get further advice after preferences closing date, Friday 8 December 2017.

Can I apply for a course after Wednesday 3 January 2018?
Expressions of interest will be accepted online after applications close.

How much does it cost to apply for a course with a TAFE college?
There are no charges for applying to do a course or to change your preferences.
Fees are payable to TAFE colleges upon enrolment.

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TAFE Admissions
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Osborne Park DC 6916

Ph: 6212 9888
Fax: 6212 9880

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