How to apply

Applying for a course at South West TAFE is simple. You can contact the South West TAFE customer service team and we can help talk you through it or you can even do from home.
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Before applying

  • Attend an information session
    At these sessions, you can find out more about the courses, career opportunities, placement requirements and chat with a course specialist. For some courses, attending an information session is a compulsory step to applying.
    Find our next information session near you
  • Check the entry requirements for the course
    A number of our courses have entry requirements you need to complete before enrolling. Entry requirements can be, attending an information session or interview, prior qualifications or units completed, a Working with Children Check, etc. Visit the course page to see if there are any entry requirements.

5 steps to enrol at South West TAFE

Step 1 

Visit our website, find the course you wish to apply for and click ‘apply now to study soon’ or click here to apply now.

The online application form will take 5 minutes. This is where we gather your contact details and important information so we can provide you with a fee quote. It also helps us to ensure this is the most suitable course for you, we can select the most suitable units for you to study and provide support services if required.

Step 2

We will assess whether you need to undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment. This is only required if you haven't completed one recently with SWTAFE or do not hold one of the required qualifications. If we need you to undertake this assessment, we will email it to you to complete online.

If you are not required to undertake this assessment, you may be contacted via email to provide evidence of previous qualifications.

Step 3

A member of our team of your course area will be in contact with you via phone to discuss your application and the course in more detail.

If you have indicated you would like to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer, we will discuss this with you at this point.

Step 4

If your application is successful, we will then send you an email to offer you a place in the course. You will need to accept or decline your place via this email within 7 days.

By clicking 'accept the offer' in the email, you will be taken through the following steps to enrol:

  • You will be directed to a form to confirm your details and provide your Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you don't know your USI or don't have a USI, click here to retrieve or create your USI.
  • You will then be sent an email with a link to provide your ID details including:
    - Medicare card, passport or birth certificate to verify your identity.
    - Concession card to access a discount on your tuition fees if applicable to your course.

Our team will then process your enrolment. This may take 7 to 14 days.

By clicking 'decline the offer' in the email, you can also defer your offer to enrol at a later date, change to a different course or you can let us know you have changed your mind about studying.

Step 5

Once we have finalised your enrolment, an invoice for your course fees will be issued. We have a variety of payment options available including upfront payments, payment plans and invoicing to a third party, click here to find out more.

Once you have arranged fee payment, you can begin training at SWTAFE.

Once you’re enrolled

After you have completed all the above steps, but before you begin your study with South West TAFE we need to get a photo of you for your student ID card. Visit any of our campuses to have your photo taken for your Student ID card.

Your teacher or course specialist will also follow up with start dates and any additional information you need before you kick-start your study.

Need assistance with any of the above steps? Contact our team or visit your nearest campus for assistance.

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