SATAC may charge a fee for processing your application. Choose from the options below to find out more about SATAC's fees and charges.

Fees are subject to change depending on the type of courses you are applying for and the date you submit your application.

TAFE SA applications are free.

Applying for semester 1 2022
Date of application Type of applicant Fee payable
2 August 2021 to 30 September 2021 Current Year 12 students*  $45.00
  All other applicants $85.00
1 October 2021 to mid-March 2022** Current Year 12 students* $185.00
  All other applicants $225.00
Applying for midyear and summer semester 2022
Date of application Type of applicant Fee payable
2 August 2021 to mid-November 2022** Current Year 12 students  $45.00
  All other applicants $85.00
Applying for midyear and summer semester 2021
Date of application Type of applicant Fee payable
3 August 2020 to 5 November 2021** Current Year 12 students  $45.00
  All other applicants $85.00

The fees payable for midyear and summer semester apply when you include midyear or summer semester courses only in your preferences. If you add a semester 1 preference to your application any time after 30 September 2020 you will be charged a higher fee.

* Except international Year 12 applicants studying an Australian Year 12 program overseas in 2021

** Closing dates for courses vary, use course search to find out more about key dates for midyear and summer semester courses

Applying for 2022
Type of applicant Fee payable
All applicants $85.00
Applying for 2021
Type of applicant Fee payable
All applicants $85.00

SATAC applications for TAFE SA courses are free.

TAFE SA processing fee
Type of applicant Fee payable
All applicants FREE

If you need to sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) in support of an application for a TAFE SA Bachelor degree course, STAT fees will apply. 

If you are applying for a higher education level course through TAFE SA and you need to sit the STAT, contact SATAC for more information.

Applying for STAT
Date of application and/or payment Type of applicant Fee payable
2 August 2021 to 31 October 2021 All applicants  $170.00
1 November 2021 to 24 February 2022 All applicants $256.00

There are a few options for paying your SATAC fees.

Pay online

You can pay online using a Visa or Mastercard.

Pay in person

You can print a tax invoice from your application which you can then use to

  • Pay at any Australia Post Office using POSTbillpay
  • Mail to SATAC, 431 King William Street, Adelaide, SA 5000 with a cheque, money order or your Visa or Mastercard details
  • Pay in person at SATAC using EFTPOS, Visa or Mastercard

SATAC does not accept cash payments.

SATAC does not waive or refund fees. Make sure you check the details of your application so you are aware of the fees and charges that apply.

Payment of SATAC fees does not guarantee that you will receive an offer to a course.