Entry requirements

Entry requirements vary depending on the course you want to study. Find out more about the entry requirements for your course before enrolling

Entry requirements are the minimum qualifications, knowledge, skills, experience and attributes you must have to be considered for entry into a course. Not all courses have entry requirements but some have very specific mandatory conditions such as licensing or regulatory requirements.

When you register for a TAFE NSW course, the entry requirements for the course are clearly displayed in the course information. You must be able to show that you meet the entry requirements when you enrol in the course.

How do you show you meet the entry requirements?

When you enrol, you may be asked to:

We recognise the equivalents listed below

HIGHER SCHOOL CERTIFICATE (HSC) (YEAR 12) OR EQUIVALENTS:

SCHOOL CERTIFICATE OR EQUIVALENTS:

What if I don't meet the entry requirements?

By law, you must remain in school until you have completed Year 10 or reach the age of 17 years. However, in exceptional circumstances, some young people are able to complete the equivalent of Year 10 in TAFE NSW with written permission from the school principal and the TAFE NSW Institute Director.

The minimum age for entry to these programs is 15 years at the date of your enrolment.

Students can either take up an apprenticeship or traineeship or study another TAFE qualification usually at a Certificate II level.

For more information on the above, talk to a Course Information Officer or a TAFE NSW counsellor.