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Application and selection procedures for TAFE SA courses in 2017

Select from the options below to clarify application procedures for TAFE courses starting in 2017. Applications are open now for courses starting in semester 2 2017.

International applicants

If you are an applicant on an International student visa 500 you do not apply through SATAC. 

For details on how to apply for TAFE South Australia courses contact TAFE South Australia International on + 61 8 8463 5487 or freecall (in Australia) 1800 049 492 or visit the TAFE SA website.

Holders of most other visas can apply through SATAC, however, eligibility to study and tuition fees will be determined at enrolment.

To check eligibility before applying please email admissions@tafesa.edu.au and include your visa number and subclass if relevant.

Applicants under 16 years of age

If you are under 16 years of age you can't yet apply for TAFE SA courses through SATAC. 

South Australian law states that young people aged 6 to 16 years are of Compulsory School Age and must be enrolled in and attending school full-time. Between ages 16 and 17 the same law requires you to be in full-time education or training, or employed full-time.

Contact your school's VET coordinator to discuss training options for the future. 

Key dates

Important dates for TAFE SA admissions

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How to apply

All applications for TAFE SA courses offered through SATAC are made online.

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After you apply

What happens after you've submitted your SATAC application?

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Entry requirements

Understand how selection for TAFE SA courses works.

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SATAC fees

SATAC applications for TAFE SA courses are free.

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Key dates for semester 1 2018

Applications for courses starting in semester 1 2018 will open on Monday 25 September 2017.

Semester 1 2018
Date Event
25 September 2017 Applications open for courses starting in semester 1 2018.

29 November 2017

Equal consideration closing date for competitive course preferences. Submit your application and supply supporting documents by this date to be guaranteed equal consideration.
1 December 2017 December offer round. Some courses may make early offers.
15 December 2017 Last day to undertake the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) for results to be considered in the first January offer round.
28 December 2017 Change of preference deadline. Course preferences cannot be added, removed or re-ordered in a submitted application from midnight until Monday 8 January 2018.
2 January - 8 January 2018 First January offer round processing. SATAC prepares for the first January offer round. Some services will be unavailable for short periods.
8 January 2018 First January offer round. Offers available online.
17 January 2018 Change of preference deadline. Course preferences cannot be added, removed or re-ordered in a submitted application from midnight until Monday 22 January 2018.
17 January 2018 Last day to undertake the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) for results to be considered in the second January offer round.
18 January - 22 January 2018 Second January offer round processing. SATAC prepares for the second January offer round. Some services will be unavailable for short periods.
22 January 2018 Second January offer round. Offers available online.
29 January 2018 Third January offer round processing. SATAC prepares for the third January offer round. Some services will be unavailable for short periods.
30 January 2018 Third January offer round. Offers available online.
2 February 2018 Further offers made each Friday from 2 February for courses with vacancies.