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Direct applications

Some courses are available for application direct to SM TAFE as they have unique application requirements or are able to start outside the semester calendar.

At SM TAFE, we have two types of direct application: Student Portal course applications, and applications that begin as an expression of interest for courses and are reviewed by training area staff before processing to an application.

To apply, find the course you prefer and use the link listed next to your preferred study option and location. You will either be directed to our Student Portal to register to apply, or to a quick form on our website where you can begin a discussion with a training area.

Please note: it's vital that you check the course page first and understand the requirements of application, enrolment and study before you proceed. Use the course links in each section below to access all you need to understand what is expected of you.

How to use Student Portal

For help with our Student Portal, download the user guide below. Please note: we recommend using a desktop computer to get the best experience with Student Portal.

Student Portal Self Application Guide (736 KB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab)

Please use our handy application checklist before you begin to be sure you have all you need to enter and upload before applying.

Application checklist (140 KB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab)