Apply for TAFE courses

Find a TAFE course

Take the next step in your career with our industry-relevant courses and accredited qualifications.

Find out how to apply for our TAFE courses, including trades, beauty, aged care, community service, early-childhood education and many more.

This information is for domestic students. If you are an international student, submit your application through our international course enquiries and application system.

Before you apply

Before you start your application, you’ll need to decide on your course. Take the time to read the information on the course page, so you know what to expect.

Once you've prepared your information and documentation, you need to apply for your course.

Check your course page to find the correct course application method (either directly to VU or through VTAC).

Apply through VTAC

Select TAFE course applications are managed through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC), and your course page will indicate if this is the case.

If your course requires a VTAC application, read about the VTAC application process and the cutoff dates for submitting course preferences.

If you’ve applied through VTAC, you’ll need to submit your documents directly to them. Find out how to supply documentation to VTAC.

Apply direct to VU

There are five steps to apply and enrol in a TAFE course.

Step 1 – Prepare your documents

You will need to get a few things ready to submit along with your application.

Step 2 – Complete the online application

Once you have your documents prepared, you're ready to complete the online application.

Go to the course webpage and click Apply. You'll be directed to the online application portal where you will register your details, and create a login.

The online application will take you through the required steps. You can save the application and come back to it later.

You'll be asked questions about your educational background, goals and academic skill levels, and any requirements specific to your course (as part of the pre-training review).

As part of the online application process, you will receive an email where you can click through to the greenID online verification website and enter the details from your identity documents.

With all of this complete, you can submit your application.

Step 3 – Complete the Language, Literacy & Numeracy assessment (LLN)

After you submit your online application, you will receive an email with a link to complete the Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment (LLN).

The LLN forms part of the admission criteria and helps us identify the level of support you may need. Make sure you are in a quiet space free from interruptions, and take your time. You must complete the LLN for VU to assess your application.

Step 4 – Teacher contacts you

Once you have completed the application and Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment, a teacher will contact you within 10 to 15 business days to help you finalise your application.

The teacher will be in touch to ask any questions needed to finalise your application. On the call, Zoom or in-person meeting, they'll give you a verbal indication of whether the course is suitable for you. And if not, suggest a more suitable course or include additional support.

TAFE course applications are assessed on:

  • the course entry requirements
  • your academic suitability
  • your educational history
  • your work or other experience
  • your career or study goals.

Step 5 – Accept your offer

You will receive an email with an offer. This will include a fee statement, timetabling information, and any other relevant information for your course and a link to accept your offer. Secure your place in the course by clicking on the ‘Accept your offer’ link.

If you are using a computer or tablet to accept your offer, click on the ‘Accept’ button at the top right of the screen. If you are using a mobile phone, click on the arrow icon at the top right of your screen to reveal the ‘Accept’ button. We will then send you your timetable, any other course specific information about enrolment, and your course start date.

Accepting your offer means that you will be enrolled in the course and ready to start your studies.