Applying and Enroling

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To help you decide whether a training or education provider is right for you, we've put together a fact sheet that explains the important things to look for when choosing a training or education provider, and a recognised training or education course.

Download the TAFE Illawarra Pre-enrolment checklist

Find out about what you can expect from TAFE Illawarra.

Applying and Enrolling are two distinct processes. For most courses you don't need to apply, you just need to enrol online or at a TAFE Illawarra Campus. Simply follow the step-by-step guide below:

Step 1: Select the course that meets your needs

  • Think about your career and study goals
  • Consider course(s) that will help you achieve those goals
  • Check out the 2014 Career Guide to see what's on offer at TAFE Illawarra
  • Arrange an appointment with the TAFE Counsellor at your local campus to help ensure that the course meets your needs
  • Call 1300 766 123 for further information

Step 2: Check a couple of details

Do I meet the entry requirements?

  • Entry requirements are the minimum qualifications, knowledge, skills, experience required to do the course. These are listed on each Course Information page.

Do I need to register my interest?

  • You may be required to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI), portfolio, attend a pre-testing session or show evidence of a previous qualification
  • Check the 'Courses requiring an Expression of Interest' list to see if the course you would like to study requires you to submit an Expression of Interest
  • For more information, check out the Quick Reference Guide for “Apply Now” Courses
  • Following this process you can view the outcome of your registration by:
    • logging into e-Services on the TAFE NSW website
    • select the student logon using your DEC Username and Password
    • If your status is shown as ‘offered’ you will need to accept your offer and pay the TAFE NSW fee to finalise your enrolment

* Please note: Your enrolment in the course is not complete until you have finalised your TAFE NSW fee.  You cannot attend classes until your enrolment is finalised or exemption is approved.

Step 3: Enrol

  • Select your chosen course via the course search function or visit your local campus
  • At the same time you will need to pay the TAFE NSW fee to finalise your enrolment if you are paying by credit card.  If you are paying the TAFE NSW fee by EFTPOS, cheque or money order, you will need to attend a TAFE Illawarra campus to finalise your enrolment
  • If you are applying for a Concession or Exemption you will need to attend a TAFE Illawarra Campus
  • For more information call the Customer Service Centre on 1300 766 123 or visit a campus
  • If you can't make it to enrolment you can complete an Enrolment by Proxy Form to send someone else to enrol on your behalf.

* Please note: Your enrolment in the course is not complete until you have finalised your TAFE NSW fee.  You cannot attend classes until your enrolment is finalised or exemption is approved.

Re-enrolment process

  • Log onto e-Services to accept your offer of re-enrolment
  • Record your residency details, provide TAFE NSW statistical data, accept TAFE NSW Terms and Conditions
  • Pay your TAFE NSW fee
  • Download more information on the re-enrolment process.
  • Download answers to Frequently Asked Questions on the re-enrolment process.