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Apply and enrol

Applications for Semester 2, 2017 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.


How do I apply?​​​

The application process

During the application period, there are five ways to apply for entry to South Metropolitan TAFE.


1. TAFE Admissions application 

Applications for most full-time courses are made through TAFE Admissions. Before you start, make sure you have the correct course details and that you meet the entry requirements. You can do this by visiting our courses page and searching for the course you are interested in.

Online applications
You can easily submit an online application from 1st May 2017 to study in Semester 2, 2017 by visiting our TAFE Admissions WA web page and following the prompts. 


Paper based
TAFE Admissions no longer supply printed hard copies of the TAFE Admissions Application form. If you prefer a paper based application, you will need to print it from the TAFE Admissions website (scroll to the bottom for the last option on screen).

TAFE Admissions application key dates

Monday 1 May 2017 Applications open
Monday 12 June 2017 Applications and preference changes close
Monday 1 May
to Friday 23 June 2017
Non-competitive offers issued 
Offers will be available online  tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au and will be emailed
Wednesday 21 June 2017 Competitive offers issued 
Offers will be available online from 9am tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au and will be emailed


TAFE Admissions application queries
If you have any queries regarding the application process and are still unsure or do not have access to the internet, you can contact the Client Contact Centre on 1800 001 001 or email: info@smtafe.wa.edu.au.

If you have submitted an application and would like to make changes to your preferences, you can contact the Admissions Assessments Officers on 08 9239 8514 or 9267 7767; or make changes online at tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au or email: admissions@smtafe.wa.edu.au.

The next step - If your application is successful you will receive an offer letter from TAFE Admissions, after which you can enrol.  The letter will provide details about how and when you are required to enrol and will direct you to enrolment details online.

2. South Metropolitan TAFE application 

If you miss the deadline in submitting an application for study in a full-time course, a Late Application allows you to still be considered. Late Application forms will be available from our website and from any SM TAFE Customer Service Counters after TAFE Admissions applications closing date, Monday 12 June.  


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. Part time application

Selected courses are available to study part time at South Metropolitan TAFE. To enrol in a part time course for Semester 2, 2017 please attend the campus you wish to study on the part time enrolment day Thursday 29 June 2017.


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.

Enrolment Call Centre (ph. 1300 553 444) 

Full time TAFE Admissions enrolments Thursday 22 – Wednesday 28 June, 2017 (excluding weekends) 8am – 4pm
Part time and all other full time enrolments Thursday 29 June, 2017 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 and are able to provide your USI number. Note: 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.

In person on-campus

Diploma, advanced diploma and Certificate I to Certificate IV full time enrolments at Armadale, Beaconsfield, Bentley, Carlisle, Jandakot, Maritime, Murdoch, Peel, Rockingham and Thornlie campuses Wednesday 28 June, 2017 8am – 4pm
Part time and all other enrolments at Armadale, Beaconsfield, Bentley, Carlisle, Jandakot, Maritime, Murdoch, Peel, Rockingham and Thornlie campuses Thursday 29 June, 2017 8am – 5pm


All TAFE Admissions applicants must accept their full time offer by 4pm on Wednesday 28 June, 2017 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

How do I PAY FEES?

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 2017 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.


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.

Page last updated May 01, 2017