After you apply 2017
If you have applied for a course that does not make an immediate offer to you then SATAC will send you an acknowledgement of your submitted application, and we will then process your application and assess your qualifications according to the rules set by TAFE SA.
If you have applied for a course that makes immediate offers then you can print your offer letter and enrol in your course. TAFE SA will instruct you on how to do this.
There are a number of online applicant services available to you after you submit your SATAC application. You can check or change your contact details, view or print your document cover sheet, check or change your preferences, and check offers by logging in via My Application.
Submit supporting documents
The SATAC online application will tell you when you need to provide supporting documents. Once you have submitted your online application you will also be able to print a document cover sheet, which will list the supporting documents, if any, you need to provide to SATAC.
In some cases, such as for recent year 12 study undertaken in Australia, SATAC can obtain results from these studies on your behalf, but for some qualifications, such as prior TAFE/VET or overseas studies, you will need to provide supporting documents.
SATAC will ask you for evidence of all qualifications you claim, even if you have already met the Course Admission Requirements (CAR) for your chosen course(s), as this may maximise your chances of receiving an offer.
Some important points if you do need to provide supporting documents
There may be delays in assessing your qualifications if you do not supply the correct documentation in support of your application.
If you are required to provide documents for current year (2016) studies, submit these as soon as they are available.
Do not send irreplaceable originals such as your year 12 certificate or TAFE/VET
parchment. Photocopies are sufficient. SATAC does not return documents, nor does it keep documents submitted in previous years.
Studies undertaken overseas
If any of your documents are in a language other than English, you must submit copies of both the original documents and the full translation. Transcript translations must show results for all subjects undertaken. All translations must be certified by an independent accredited translator.
It is your responsibility to comply with any requests by SATAC to provide further documentation, either in the original language or translated into English.
For more document details download the fact sheet.
Check or change your preferences
You can change your preferences by logging in via My Application. A change of preference includes both changes to the order of existing preferences and the addition of new preferences to an application.
Please note that when you have reached the maximum number of offers in your TAFE SA application you will not be able to make any further changes to your preferences, or receive any more offers.
If you add a course with admission requirements for the first time, you will be asked to provide additional information about your qualifications. You can find information on selection for courses with Course Admission Requirements (CAR) in our Entry requirements page in Clarify.
If you are unable to change your preferences online, you can advise SATAC of the changes in writing and we will amend them for you, however SATAC staff will not accept a change of preference over the telephone.
Change of preference deadline
There will be times during the application cycle when changes of preference will be unavailable. This is to allow SATAC to process applications in time for an offer round. You should change your preferences by these deadlines in order to be considered in the next offer round.
Check the key dates for information on change of preference deadlines.
SATAC will notify you of an offer on behalf of TAFE SA by emailing the offer to your last recorded email address. Courses that do not make offers immediately make offers on set dates. Check the key dates for information on offer round dates.
If SATAC makes you an offer outside of the published dates we will notify you by email.
It is your responsibility to find out whether you have received an offer and to comply with the enrolment instructions from TAFE SA.
Responding to an offer
If you receive an offer to a TAFE SA course you are not required to respond to the offer with SATAC. All you need to do is enrol in your course following the instructions sent to you by TAFE SA. Your enrolment in the course is confirmation of acceptance of your offer.
If you do not wish to accept the offer then simply don’t enrol with TAFE SA. This will not affect your chances in a future application.
TAFE SA courses cannot be deferred through SATAC.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Students are encouraged to seek recognition of their prior learning or existing skills to exempt them from repeating work unnecessarily. Information about RPL is available from the TAFE SA website.
Applicants not selected
If you comply with all the application requirements but are unsuccessful and are still interested in studying at TAFE SA, contact TAFE SA directly to discuss your options.
TAFE SA Student Support
Modes of study
Information on the modes of study TAFE SA offers is available from the TAFE SA website.
WorkReady is a South Australian Government initiative that changes the way some TAFE SA courses are funded. For more information on WorkReady, go to the TAFE SA website.
If you have a disability or medical condition and require support from TAFE SA with your studies please visit the TAFE SA website for more information and contact details.