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Semester 1, 2018 applications open soon

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 open now

Visit our Still at School page to find out how school students can study at TAFE as part of their school attendance. 


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


1. Full time study 

Applications for most full time courses are processed through TAFE Admissions. Applications for Semester 1, 2018 full time study open on 1 September 2017. Check back to this page for more details closer to the open date. 

The next step - You will receive an offer letter from South Metropolitan TAFE with enrolment details if your application was successful.  Please read the instructions your offer letter carefully. You must bring your USI to enrol. If you are 18 years old or under, you must be accompanied by your legal parent/guardian to finalise your enrolment if you are opting to pay by a payment plan or applying for a Commonwealth Student loan.  Evidence of legal parental/guardianship will be required to set up a student loan.

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. Application and enrolment for part time study can be made in person on campus on dates yet to be advised. 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.


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 August 10, 2017