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Apply and enrol

If you've found a course and you're ready to apply to study at SM TAFE, you've come to the right place.

Use the headings below to find out more about how to apply and enrol.

Find a course

Search our courses and click through to explore the course you would like to study.  Make sure you read all the information on the course page, including entrance requirements, study requirements, important information, job opportunities and further study tabs. You will also need to make sure you have all supporting documents for the eligibility requirements ready to provide during your application and enrolment.


You can apply for your preferred course via the course page. Scroll down to find your preferred study mode and location, open the tab and click the “Apply Now!” button in the box on the right of the overview information.

Depending on the application method of your preferred course, you will be directed to an application form or portal. All you need to do is follow the prompts! If you are having trouble applying, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Get ready to Enrol

When your application has been processed you will receive an offer letter via email. This email will contain a link to a webform for you to upload the important information we need to prepare your enrolment.  This includes proof of residency and concession status. Once we have prepared your enrolment, we will send you a text message and email with steps on how to finalise your enrolment.

Enrol and Pay

Once you receive an email or text message advising you are ready to enrol, you will need to call us to finalise your enrolment. You will need to organise a payment method as your enrolment is not final and your place not secure until you have made payment. We offer a variety of payment options. Once you have paid, keep an eye out in the weeks before classes start for information about logging in to the Student Portal, your timetable, eCampus, orientation and campus services.


Learn about the different types of applications, including direct, via TAFE Admissions, competitive course applications, apprenticeships and traineeships, studying TAFE while at school and advancing to your next qualification.


Received an offer for a place? There's many opportunities to enrol to study at SM TAFE. 

Lower fees, local skills

The state government has reduced tuition fees to half price (plus resource fees) on courses within high jobs growth areas. Explore your eligibility and the SM TAFE course list.

Payment options

Make studying with us more affordable - explore the variety of payment options, including credit card, EFTPOS, cash, payment plans or if you're eligible, student loans. 


Our fees are indicative and the fee you pay will be specific to your personal circumstances and your study plan. Learn more about what you can expect to pay to study with us. 

Student loans

For eligible students in eligible courses, find out all you need to know about VET Student Loans.