If you've received confirmation of your enrolment, the next step is to login and begin accessing your timetable. Often, orientation is the first day of class in your timetable, but in other cases, orientation means attendance at campus before classes start. For information about Semester 1 2021 orientation dates and locations for your course, visit the Orientation Semester 1 page. The rest of the information below should be used as an indication for those who are thinking of applying or enrolling into a course at SM TAFE.
Apprenticeships and traineeships
If you’re an apprentice beginning study you may need equipment; PPE, tools, licences, standards, stationery and more to start your skill building in our workshops. Find out what to bring for your course using the link below.
For orientation, your call up letter will provide instructions for when and where you should start your training. Your lecturer will assist with orientation on your first day.
Courses that are not apprenticeships or traineeships
For the courses or training areas listed below, you should be aware of additional requirements ahead of time.
Please note: this information is not expected to replace the instructions in your letter of offer. It is a guide to assist students in planning for their study. You may also receive additional instructions from your lecturer on your first day regarding textbooks, equipment, stationery and computer access.
At almost all classes, enclosed footwear is a requirement at SM TAFE. You are also expected to prepare yourself for the workforce, where offensive slogans on shirts are not acceptable, but a neat and tidy appearance is.
For most courses, you should check your timetable for your first class. You will receive all the information you need at that first class including an orientation to your course. It's then you can talk to your lecturer about how to access online portals, the items you need to bring to class, what is expected of you in the course and how to access the support you need.
When you enrol, you will be advised of what to bring and when and where to start your study.
You will need Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to work in the workshop. This includes a hi vis shirt, work trousers and safety shoes.
You will need steel cap boots, overalls or work trousers and safety glasses (some courses require long sleeved shirts and pants to cover boots).
You will need to purchase an SM TAFE uniform (tunic) for wear during clinic times, and you will need to wear black pants and closed in shoes.
You will need steel cap boots. Safety glasses are also required for some courses.
You will need to be fitted for your uniform at enrolment. You will be expected to wear your uniform from the first class as it is a safety requirement in the hangar.
You will need to wear a sleeved shirt that covers your shoulders, long pants and non-slip, enclosed shoes.
You will need steel cap boots.
You will need to purchase a textbook as an e-book or in print prior to starting class.
You will need closed shoes, full-length pants and long-sleeved shirt.
You will need steel cap boots, overalls or work trousers (cotton drill) and safety glasses (some courses require long sleeved shirts and pants to cover boots).
You will need a navy-blue scrub top and pants and closed in shoes.
You will be allotted to a roster for the Bentley Pines training restaurant, where you will serve the public and build your practical skills. Expect to wear your uniform at each rostered-on class. Uniform information will be provided at enrolment.
You will need a full chef’s uniform, safety boots and knife kit with further information provided at enrolment.
You will need a lab coat.
You will need safety glasses and boots, sun protective hat, work shirt, trousers, sunscreen and hearing protection.
Uniform fittings provided by SM TAFE will assist you to arrange the necessary uniforms.
Closed in shoes and white shorts or pants.
You will need steel cap boots, collared and long-sleeved shirt and trousers (cotton drill) and safety glasses.
You will need an SM TAFE uniform (shirt).
You will need scrubs for clinic practice, these can be ordered at orientation.