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Advancing and progressing to the next semester

Are you thinking of studying with us again next semester and completing a new qualification?

Or do you still have units within your current qualification to complete?

If you do please read the below information carefully and follow the process that best applies to you.

Are you advancing?

Advancing students have completed their full qualification (for example, Certificate III) and are advancing to the next qualification in that pathway (for example, Certificate IV).

To advance you need to apply online to TAFE Admissions by 7 December 2018. Your place in the course will be assessed with other applicants choosing to study in Semester 1, 2019. Be sure to include your current study in your application, as the assessment team will see you are advancing and this will enhance your chances to be accepted into your next qualification.

International students: please go to our 'Are you progressing' section below - the advancing process does not apply to you.

Are you progressing (continuing)?

Progressing students have completed one semester of units in their current qualification (for example, Diploma - Semester 1) and are progressing to the next semester of units in the same qualification (for example, Diploma - Semester 2).

To progress (continue) as a full time student you will need to do one of two things this coming January:

  • Pay in full by credit card: call our Enrolment Call Centre from 2 January 2019 on 1300 553 444 or look out for a reminder email from us.
  • Continue or start a payment plan, or finalise your VET Student Loan application: come to campus from Friday 4 January 2019.

For full time study you won’t need additional paperwork and we will already have your study plan ready in our system to enrol you into your next units. 

To progress (continue) as a part time student, you will need to come to ANY campus Wednesday 30 or Thursday 31 January. We will assist you based on units that are available that align with your study plan. You will be able to pay in full, or start or continue a payment plan or finalise your VET Student Loan application during your campus visit on either of these days.

Are you a progressing (continuing) apprentice?

Progressing apprentices have completed one block of units in a semester in their current qualification and are progressing to their next block of units in the next semester.

To progress you need to check the Call Up Letter you and your employer will receive from our Apprenticeships office. The letter will include your classes and timetables. On your first day of class visit our customer service staff to confirm your enrolment. Make sure you bring with you your USI, concession card, and be ready to make a payment plan or pay upfront (if your employer is not paying your fees).

Frequently asked questions​​​

What do I do towards the end of Semester, once I have passed all my current units for my qualification and I want to progress (continue) to my next semester of units within the same qualification?

To progress (continue) as a full time student you will need to pay in full by phone from 2 January, or come to campus from Friday 4 January for any other payment type. For part time continuing students, you will need to come to campus Wednesday 30 or Thursday 31 January 2019.

Payment of your next semester of units needs to be paid in full by cash, EFTPOS or credit card by the SM TAFE enrolment days. Payment plans with a $100 deposit can be set up on any SM TAFE campus if you cannot pay your fees in full at the time of enrolment. See the Apply and Enrol page for semester application dates.

 

What do I do towards the end of Semester, once I have completed all my units for my qualification and I want to advance to the next qualification?

Once applications open (usually in September and April) you must apply online to advance to the next qualification through TAFE Admissions. We recommend that you include your current study in your application, as the assessment team will see you are advancing and this will enhance your chances to be accepted into your next qualification. 

On completion of your online application you will receive a ‘Reference Number’ which you will need to write down and keep. TAFE Admissions will e-mail you any successful competitive or non-competitive offers. You will need to accept your offer by attending the SM TAFE enrolment days to pay for your fees and provide your evidence.  

Payment of your new units needs to be paid in full by cash, EFTPOS or credit card on SM TAFE enrolment days.  Payment plans with a $100 deposit can be set up on any SM TAFE campus if you cannot pay your fees in full at the time of enrolment. See the Apply and Enrol page for semester application dates.
  

What do I do if I have finished all my units for my qualification and I have failed a unit/s and I need to repeat the unit/s?  

To progress (continue) as a full time student you will need to pay in full by phone from 2 January, or come to campus from Friday 4 January for any other payment type. For part time continuing students, you will need to come to campus Wednesday 30 or Thursday 31 January 2019.

It may be possible to advance to your next qualification and repeat the failed unit(s) at the same time.

Payment of your unit/s need to be paid in full by cash, EFTPOS or Credit Card on SM TAFE enrolment days.  See the Apply and Enrol page for semester application dates.

 

Who do I contact if my Employer and I have not yet received my ‘Call up Letter’ with my TAFE class dates and schedules for my next block of units for my apprenticeship?

If you have not received your Call Up letter, you can contact us via phone on 1800 001 001 and ask for the Apprenticeships Office and they will be able to provide you with another copy of your letter. 
 

Do I have to enrol into my next semester of units if I am still in the same qualification (example: Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery)?

Yes, to progress (continue) as a full time student you will need to pay in full by phone from 2 January, or come to campus from Friday 4 January for any other payment type. For part time continuing students, you will need to come to campus Wednesday 30 or Thursday 31 January 2019.

Payment of your next semester of units needs to be paid in full by cash, EFTPOS or credit card on SM TAFE enrolment days. See the Apply and Enrol page for semester application dates.

 

I have finished my qualification (example: Certificate III in Fitness) and I want to enrol in the next qualification (example: Certificate IV in Sport Development). What do I do?

Once applications open (usually in September and April) you must apply online to advance to the next qualification through TAFE Admissions. We recommend that you include your current study in your application, as the assessment team will see you are advancing and this will enhance your chances to be accepted into your next qualification. 

On completion of your online application you will receive a ‘Reference Number’ which you will need to write down and keep. TAFE Admissions will e-mail you any successful competitive or non-competitive offers. You will need to accept your offer by attending the SM TAFE enrolment days to pay for your fees and provide your evidence. See the Apply and Enrol page for semester application dates. 

 

I have just finished all my units for my current qualification and I have outstanding fees that I need to pay. How do I pay my outstanding fees and can I pay the debt when I enrol in my next qualification?

No, if you have an outstanding debt you will be required to pay all of the outstanding debt prior to new enrolment confirmation, you cannot begin a fee payment arrangement for an outstanding debt. Contact us on 1800 001 001 from Monday to Friday and speak to our Customer Service staff to pay by credit card in full over the phone. Only Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Alternatively, visit a campus from Monday to Friday to pay in cash or EFTPOS to enable confirmation of your enrolment. 

 

For help with this process or to access our online form, email admissions@smtafe.wa​.edu.au​ or call 1800 001 001.​

Withdrawals and refunds

Visit our Withdrawals and Refunds page for advice for how to withdraw, forms and details of refunds applicable.

Page last updated November 12, 2018