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Apply and enrol

It's not too late to apply for Semester 2, 2017 study

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

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


1. Full time study 

Applications for most full time courses are processed through TAFE Admissions. Applications for Semester 2, 2017 full time study opened on 1 May and closed on 12 June 2017. Anyone wishing to study in Semester 2 who did not make an application by this date are still welcome to lodge an application through TAFE Admissions for consideration of a late offer. 

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.

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 9239 8525; or make changes online at tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au  or email admissions@smtafe.wa.edu.au.
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.

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 Thursday 29 June 2017 from 8am to 5pm. Find the units you wish to enrol in from our Course Guide, then bring the following with you on 29 June:

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


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 June 15, 2017