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Semester 1, 2018 applications are now open

Once you have decided what course you want to do, applying for a place involves a few simple steps. If you need assistance at any point during the process, or need help finding the best course for you, call our friendly course information team on 1800 001 001 or email us at info@smtafe.wa.edu.au.

VET in Schools 2018 course applications are now closed

Visit our Still at School page to find out more. 

 

How do I apply?​​​

The application process

South Metropolitan TAFE offers the following modes of study and the application process for each category differs accordingly:

  1. Full time study
  2. Part time study
  3. Apprenticeships or traineeships
  4. VET in Schools
  5. Local application

 

1. Full time study 

Applications for most full time courses through TAFE Admissions have now closed. Applications for Semester 1, 2018 full time study are now via late application, meaning rounds 1 and 2 of TAFE Admissions applications will be exhausted before offering places to late applicants. Many courses still have places available! It just takes a few steps to submit an online application. 

STEP 1

Option 1: Apply via TAFE Admissions.

Option 2: If you do not find the course you are after on the TAFE Admissions list, you may submit an online enquiry directly to South Metropolitan TAFE using our late applications form.

Ensure that you have entered your personal details correctly as correspondence will be sent to the email address that has been provided. 

STEP 2   

If successful, you will receive an offer letter from South Metropolitan TAFE with enrolment details.  Please read your offer letter carefully, especially the information and enrolment instructions. 

STEP 3

You are now ready to enrol! See enrolment dates below.
 

TAFE application queries
If you have any queries regarding the application process and are still unsure, you can contact the Client Contact Centre on 1800 001 001 or email info@smtafe.wa.edu.au.
 

2. Part time study 

South Metropolitan TAFE offers a wide range of units that can be completed on a part-time basis. Enrolments for part time study can be made in person on campus on Wednesday 24 January 2018. Find the units you wish to enrol in from our Course Guide, then bring the following with you on enrolment day:

a)    Proof of citizenship or residency and your Unique Student Identifier (USI) with you when enrolling.  If you do not have a USI, you are required to register for one before enrolling or re-enrolling at South Metropolitan TAFE.  You can do this by visiting www.usi.gov.au.  You will not be able to complete your enrolment without your USI number.
b)    Evidence of previous academic results and work experience evidence if you are planning to enrol to units that require pre-requisites. 

 

3. Apprenticeship or traineeship application

If you would like to undertake an apprenticeship or traineeship with South Metropolitan TAFE, you need to contact the Department of Training and Workforce Development's Apprenticeship Office.

The Apprenticeship Office manages the apprenticeship and traineeship system in Western Australia and helps employers, apprentices and trainees through every stage of their course. 

Visit the Apprenticeship Office

4. VET in Schools applications

If you would like to study at South Metropolitan TAFE as part of your high school studies, applications can be done on our Still at School page.

5. Local application

All English, Languages and Foundation Studies are through ‘local application’ only. Applications for these courses are made directly at the campus where the course is offered. Phone our Client Contact Centre on 1800 001 001 for more information.

How do I ENROL?

Enrol as a student

Before enrolling you must have received a formal offer of a place in a course at South Metropolitan TAFE and be a local student (i.e. permanent resident or citizen) and have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) Number.
There are three ways you can enrol. You can self-enrol by logging into our online portal, calling our Enrolment Call Centre or personally visit any of our main campuses (note enrolment times).

OPTION 1 - ONLINE

Self-enrolment online is available from 9th January 2018 for all students who can pay their fees upfront.

OPTION 2 - PHONE

This option is available from 10th January 2018 for all students who can pay their fees upfront.

Enrolment Call Centre (ph. 1300 553 444) 

Full time TAFE Admissions enrolments – Round 1 Wednesday 10 January 2018 to Tuesday 16 January 2018  
(excluding weekends) 
8am – 4pm 
Full time TAFE Admissions enrolments – Round 2 Friday 19 January 2018 to Monday 22 January 2018 
(excluding weekends) 
8am – 4pm
Part time and all other full time enrolments Wednesday 24 January 2018 
8am – 5pm

 

All students: The enrolment call centre will be able to confirm your enrolment if you are paying your fees in full by credit card, have no outstanding debt and are able to provide your USI number. Note: Any outstanding debt requires payment prior to new enrolment confirmation and only Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Alternatively, visit a campus to arrange a payment plan or pay in cash or EFTPOS to enable confirmation of your enrolment.

Diploma and Advanced Diploma students: if you are applying for VET Student Loan, the call centre can assist you to part-enrol online but you must finalise your enrolment in person.

OPTION 3 – IN PERSON

This option is available from 15th January 2018. Students can enter into a payment plan if they visit a campus to enrol.

In person on campus

Full time Round 1 Offers
for Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Certificate I to Certificate IV full time enrolments
at Armadale, Bentley, Carlisle, Jandakot, Maritime, Munster, Murdoch, Peel, Rockingham and Thornlie campuses  
Monday 15 January 2018
and Tuesday 16 January 2018
8am – 4pm
Full time Round 2 Offers for
Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Certificate I to Certificate IV full time enrolments
at Armadale, Bentley, Carlisle, Jandakot, Maritime, Munster, Murdoch, Peel, Rockingham and Thornlie campuses
Monday 22 January 2018 
8am – 4pm
Part time and all other enrolments 
at Armadale, Bentley, Carlisle, Jandakot, Maritime, Munster, Murdoch, Peel, Rockingham and Thornlie campuses
Wednesday 24 January 2018
8am – 4pm

 

All TAFE Admissions applicants must accept their full time - Round 1 offer by 4pm on Tuesday 16 January 2018 to avoid losing a place to a Round 2 applicant.

All TAFE Admissions applicants must accept their full time - Round 2 offer by 4pm on Monday 22 January 2018 to avoid losing a place to a late applicant.
 

For further information

Contact us on 1800 001 001 or email info@smtafe.wa.edu.au
 

Key Dates for Semester 1, 2018

Download the Application Dates Poster

Download the Enrolment Dates Poster

1 September 2017 Semester 1, 2018 applications open
8 December 2017 Semester 1, 2018 full time (Round 1) applications and preferences close
3 January 2018 Semester 1, 2018 full time (Round 2) applications close
9 January 2018 Round 1, competitive offers are issued by TAFE Admissions
15 – 16 January 2018 Round 1, In person full time/campus enrolments 
18 January 2018     Round 2, competitive offers are issued by TAFE Admissions
22 January 2018 Round 2, In person full time/campus enrolments
23 January 2018 International enrolments and orientation day
24 January 2018 Part time enrolments and all other full time enrolments
26 January 2018 Public holiday (Australia Day)
29 January 2018 Semester 1, 2018 starts

 

How do I PAY FEES or an outstanding debt?

Paying your fees

In order to be considered as an enrolled student you must pay your fees in full or enter into a fee payment arrangement. Your enrolment may be cancelled if you do not finalise your fees as soon as possible.

For 2018 there are a number of options to assist you with funding your studies at South Metropolitan TAFE and this depends on what type of course you are enrolled in.

Find out more about fees and payment options.

Paying outstanding debt

In order to be considered as an enrolled student you must have no outstanding debt, have paid your fees in full or be in a fee payment arrangement. Your enrolment may be cancelled if you do not finalise your fees as soon as possible.

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 and speak to our Customer Service staff to pay by Credit Card in full over the phone. NOTE: Only Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Alternatively, visit a campus to pay in cash or EFTPOS to enable confirmation of your enrolment.
 

Your rights and responsibilities as a student

Make sure you know your rights and responsibilities before you commit to study with us. To find out about our policies and by-laws, visit our Forms, Policies and Fact Sheets page.

Privacy Notice & Student Declaration

Under the Data Provision Requirements 2012, South Metropolitan TAFE is required to collect personal information about you and to disclose that personal information to the National Centre for Vocational Education Research Ltd (NCVER).

Your personal information (including the personal information contained on your enrolment form and your training activity data) may be used or disclosed by South Metropolitan TAFE for statistical, regulatory and research purposes. South Metropolitan TAFE may disclose your personal information for these purposes to third parties, including:

  • School – if you are a secondary student undertaking VET, including a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship;
  • Employer – if you are enrolled in training paid by your employer;
  • Commonwealth and State or Territory government departments and authorised agencies;
  • NCVER;
  • Organisations conducting student surveys; and 
  • Researchers.

Personal information disclosed to NCVER may be used or disclosed for the following purposes:

  • Issuing statements of attainment or qualification, and populating authenticated VET transcripts;
  • facilitating statistics and research relating to education, including surveys;
  • understanding how the VET market operates, for policy, workforce planning and consumer
  • information; and
  • administering VET, including programme administration, regulation, monitoring and evaluation.

You may receive an NCVER student survey which may be administered by an NCVER employee, agent or third party contractor. You may opt out of the survey at the time of being contacted.

NCVER will collect, hold, use and disclose your personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), the VET Data Policy and all NCVER policies and protocols (including those published on NCVER’s website at www.ncver.edu.au).

If you do not consent to this, please contact the Admissions office at admissions@smtafe.wa.edu.au at your earliest convenience to proceed with a course withdrawal.

 
Page last updated January 11, 2018