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Advancing and progressing to the next semester

Are you thinking of studying with us again next semester and completing a new qualification?

Or do you still have units within your current qualification to complete?

If you do please read the below information carefully and follow the process that best applies to you.

Are you advancing?

Advancing students have completed their full qualification (for example, Certificate III) and are advancing to the next qualification in that pathway (for example, Certificate IV).

To advance you need to apply online to TAFE Admissions by 8 December 2017. Your place in the course will be assessed in round one applications, along with other applicants choosing to study in Semester 1 2018. Be sure to include your current study in your application, as the assessment team will see you are advancing and this will enhance your chances to be accepted into your next qualification.

Are you progressing?

Progressing students have completed one semester of units in their current qualification (for example, Certificate IV - Semester 1) and are progressing to the next semester of units in the same qualification (for example, Certificate IV - Semester 2).

To progress you need to apply to have our staff and your lecturer work together to identify the next units in your study plan.

Are you a progressing apprentice?

Progressing apprentices have completed one block of units in a semester in their current qualification and are progressing to their next block of units in the next semester.

To progress you need to check the Call Up Letter you and your employer will receive from our Apprenticeships office. The letter will include your classes and timetables. Note your first day – this is the day you will go to your first class, and then talk to our customer service staff to confirm your enrolment. Make sure you bring with you your USI, concession card, and be ready to make a payment plan or pay upfront (if your employer is not paying your fees).

Frequently asked questions​​​

What do I do towards the end of Semester, once I have passed all my current units for my qualification and I want to progress to my next semester of units within the same qualification?

Towards the end of your current semester, your lecturer will direct you to visit this page of the website. As a progressing student your lecturer will advise you to complete the online form available on the above button ‘Apply to progress now’. This online form needs to be completed by you as the student prior to your holiday break. Once you have completed the online form you will receive a confirmation e-mail. Keep a copy of your confirmation e-mail.  

A staff member will then work with your lecturer to select the next units appropriate to your study pathway. You will then receive an e-mail asking you to attend the SM TAFE enrolment days to pay for your fees and provide your evidence.  

Payment of your next semester of units needs to be paid in full by cash, EFTPOS or credit card on SM TAFE enrolment days. Payment plans with a $100 deposit can be set up on any SM TAFE campus if you cannot pay your fees in full at the time of enrolment. See the Apply and Enrol page for semester application dates.

 

What do I do towards the end of Semester, once I have completed all my units for my qualification and I want to advance to the next qualification?

Once applications open (usually in September and May) you must apply online to advance to the next qualification through TAFE Admissions. We recommend that you include your current study in your application, as the assessment team will see you are advancing and this will enhance your chances to be accepted into your next qualification. 

On completion of your online application you will receive a ‘Reference Number’ which you will need to write down and keep. TAFE Admissions will e-mail you any successful competitive or non-competitive offers. You will need to accept your offer by attending the SM TAFE enrolment days to pay for your fees and provide your evidence.  

Payment of your new units needs to be paid in full by cash, EFTPOS or credit card on SM TAFE enrolment days.  Payment plans with a $100 deposit can be set up on any SM TAFE campus if you cannot pay your fees in full at the time of enrolment. See the Apply and Enrol page for semester application dates.
  

What do I do if I have finished all my units for my qualification and I have failed a unit/s and I need to repeat the unit/s?  

Towards the end of your current semester, your lecturer will direct you to visit this page and complete the online form available on the button above ‘Apply to progress now’, and enter the unit/s you have failed or need to repeat. This online form needs to be completed by you as the student prior to your holiday break. Once you have completed the online form you will receive a confirmation e-mail. Keep a copy of your confirmation e-mail.  

A staff member will then work with your lecturer to select the failed unit/s that you need to repeat next semester appropriate to your study pathway. You will then receive an e-mail asking you to attend the SM TAFE enrolment days to pay for your unit/s fees and provide your evidence. It may be possible to advance to your next qualification and repeat the failed unit(s) at the same time.

Payment of your unit/s needs to be paid in full by cash, EFTPOS or Credit Card on SM TAFE enrolment days.  See the Apply and Enrol page for semester application dates.

 

Who do I contact if my Employer and I have not yet received my ‘Call up Letter’ with my TAFE class dates and schedules for my next block of units for my apprenticeship?

If you have not received your Call Up letter, you can contact us via phone on 1800 001 001 and ask for the Apprenticeships Office and they will be able to provide you with another copy of your letter. 
 

Do I have to enrol into my next semester of units if I am still in the same qualification (example: Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery)?

Yes, you must click on ‘Apply to progress now’ and complete the online form. You need to complete the form prior to your holiday break. Once you have completed the online form you will receive a confirmation e-mail. Keep a copy of your confirmation e-mail.  

A staff member will then work with your lecturer to select the next units appropriate to your study pathway. You will then receive an e-mail asking you to attend the SM TAFE enrolment days to pay for your fees and provide your evidence.  Payment of your next semester of units needs to be paid in full by cash, EFTPOS or credit card on SM TAFE enrolment days. See the Apply and Enrol page for semester application dates.

 

I have finished my qualification (example: Certificate III in Fitness) and I want to enrol in the next qualification (example: Certificate IV in Fitness). What do I do?

Once applications open (usually in September and May) you must apply online to advance to the next qualification through TAFE Admissions. We recommend that you include your current study in your application, as the assessment team will see you are advancing and this will enhance your chances to be accepted into your next qualification. 

On completion of your online application you will receive a ‘Reference Number’ which you will need to write down and keep. TAFE Admissions will e-mail you any successful competitive or non-competitive offers. You will need to accept your offer by attending the SM TAFE enrolment days to pay for your fees and provide your evidence. See the Apply and Enrol page for semester application dates. 

 

I have just finished all my units for my current qualification and I have outstanding fees that I need to pay. How do I pay my outstanding fees and can I pay the debt when I enrol in my next qualification?

No, if you have an outstanding debt you will be required to pay all of the outstanding debt prior to new enrolment confirmation, you cannot begin a fee payment arrangement for an outstanding debt. Contact us on 1800 001 001 from Monday to Friday and speak to our Customer Service staff to pay by credit card in full over the phone. Only Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Alternatively, visit a campus from Monday to Friday to pay in cash or EFTPOS to enable confirmation of your enrolment. 

 

For help with this process our our online form, email admissions@smtafe.wa​.edu.au​ or call 1800 001 001.​

Withdrawals and refunds

Visit our Withdrawals and Refunds page for advice for how to withdraw, forms and details of refunds applicable.

Page last updated September 15, 2017