Applying for a TAFE course
Current year 12 students
Most of our TAFE courses will allow you to apply directly using the TAFE Direct Application Form (pdf, 320kb). However, if the course you wish to apply for is listed in the VTAC Guide, then you will need to visit the VTAC website in order to apply.
Non-year 12 applicants
Most of our TAFE courses will allow you to apply directly using the TAFE Direct Application Form (pdf, 320kb). However, if the course you wish to apply for is listed in the VTAC Guide and you wish to apply to multiple institutions, then you will need to visit the VTAC website in order to apply. If you wish to apply to FedUni only, then you may apply using the TAFE Direct Application Form (pdf, 320kb).
Applicants must meet any specific entry requirements stated in the VTAC Guide or within the course information in our Course Finder in order to gain entry into a TAFE course. Entry requirements could be:
- Attendance at an information session
- Portfolio presentation
- Entrance test.
To search and confirm your chosen TAFE course's entry requirements, refer to Course Finder for more information.
Working with children checks and police checks
If you receive an offer into a program which includes a placement component, you may be required to submit a Working With Children Check and/or Police Check prior to commencement of your study. Check your program's entry requirements. If you are required to do so, it may be beneficial to research the application process for these documents now so that you are well aware of what is required of you should you receive an offer.
Direct applications opening and closing dates
Direct applications are now being accepted for commencement in the next available term. Closing dates may vary between courses/Schools depending on the scheduled commencement date for your chosen TAFE course. Please check Course Finder for more information or call us on 1800 FED UNI (1800 333 864) or email email@example.com.
After receiving an offer
Should your application be successful, you will be asked to visit your campus to enrol. You must provide supporting documentation to determine eligibility into a government subsidised training place. This includes evidence to support citizenship/residency and proof of age.
To confirm citizenship/residency you must provide ONE of the following original documents or certified copies:
- Australian birth certificate (not birth extract)
- Current Australian passport
- Current New Zealand passport
- Naturalisation certificate
- Current green Medicare card
- Formal documentation issued by Immigration confirming permanent residence
- A proxy declaration for individuals in exceptional circumstances
- An Australian citizenship by descent extract
If your age is relevant to your eligibility (under 20 years old at 1 January in the year of course commencement) and the document produced from the list above does not include a date of birth, you must also supply ONE of the following original documents:
- Australian birth certificate
- Current drivers license
- Current learners permit;
- Proof of age card
- 'Keypass' card
Fees for TAFE programs are payable upon enrolment. Refer to TAFE fees and charges.
Government-subsidised training places
The Victorian Training Guarantee is making vocational education and training more accessible to people who do not hold a post-school qualification, or who want to gain a higher level qualification than they already hold. To check your eligibility please go to our Victorian Training Guarantee page.
Phone: 1800 FED UNI (1800 333 864),
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