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Key dates

Semester 1 2023 applications open in September. Explore the course list and find out how to apply on each course page. The Semester 2 2022 key dates below are an indication of process for Semester 1 2023. Dates for the new semester intake will be confirmed on this page shortly.

Please note Unless indicated, the following information relates to Vocational Education and Training (VET) full-time studies. 

Semester 2 2022 applications and enrolments  
Applications open

Monday, 2 May 2022

Applications open for courses starting in Semester 2, 2022

Change of preference /Applications close

Applications close:

Wednesday, 8 June 2022

You can change your preferences up to the closure dates by logging in via in a new tab)

Before the round closes, you can:

  1. Add new preferences, for any course
  2. Change the order of the preferences
  3. Cancel preferences
  4. Change the campus of an existing preference

Note: Change of preference can only be done by emailing after applications close. 

Offers (Non-competitive courses)

Monday 2 May until semester starts

Offers are made throughout the intake for courses that are not competitive.

Offers (Competitive courses)

Wednesday 22 June 2022 

Offers are available online at in a new tab) and will be emailed from 12pm.

Lapse date for applications 

10 days from stated offer date

Those who received offers will need to enrol 10 days from stated offer date or risk losing their offer in their preferred course.  Please keep an eye out for relevant communication via SMS or email after you receive your offer.

Late Applications 22 June 2022
Late applications close 22 July 2022
Offers for late applications Offers for late applications will be released as main intake enrolments are completed and available places are known. Students who do not receive an offer during this time will be placed on the waitlist. 
Lapse date for late applications Varied depending on course start date

Please note:
 The above list is based on courses that have two intakes per year (semester 1 and semester 2), other courses will have 4 intakes per year or can take start anytime enrolments.

Semester dates can vary according to your timetable.

SM TAFE 2022 Academic Calendar (823 KB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab)


Semester 1, 2022

Monday 31 January 2022 - Friday 24 June 2022
Term 1 31 January - 8 April (10 weeks)
Term break

11 - 18 April

Term 2   19 April - 24 June (10 weeks)
Campus and Client Contact Centre
closure - public holidays
Monday 7 March (Labour Day)
Monday 25 April (ANZAC Day)
Monday 6 June (Western Australia Day)

Semester 2, 2022

Monday 18 July 2022 to Friday 9 December 2022
Term 3 18 July - 23 September (10 weeks)
Term break 26 - 30 September
Term 4   3 October - 9 December (10 weeks)
Campus and Client Contact Centre
closure - public holidays

Monday 26 September (Queen's Birthday)



Monday 3 January New Year's Day
Wednesday 26 January Australia Day
Monday 7 March Labour Day (WA)
Friday 15 April Good Friday 
Monday 18 April Easter Monday  
Monday 25 April ANZAC Day
Monday 6 June Western Australia Day
Monday 26 September Queen's Birthday (WA)
Monday 26 December Christmas Day
Tuesday 27 December Boxing Day