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TAFE NSW Enrolment Information


From 1 January 2015, if you are a  enrolling into and/or completing nationally-recognised training, you will be  required to have a Unique Student Identifier (What is a Unique  Student Identifier?).

At enrolment, you are required to  provide true, accurate and complete information to determine your eligibility  to enrol and whether you have access to subsidised training, including a  subsidised student fee, a concession fee or fee exemption.

You must also read and acknowledge that  you understand and agree to the Student Privacy and Enrolment Notices at Student  Rights and Responsibilities.

The following is additional enrolment  information, including links to details on specific fees information.

Changes to Courses

TAFE NSW reserves the right to:

  • run or withdraw any course
  • hold a course at a Campus other than that advertised
  • alter the times or dates for the whole or any part of the course
  • offer you a new/alternate qualification if the qualification has been  updated in line with national industry standards.

If any of these course changes become  necessary, you will be advised of the changes and the alternative arrangements  which may be available for you to complete your course.

Payment of student fees and additional charges

The student fees and applicable  charges are required to be paid, at enrolment or by scheduled instalment  date/s, either by yourself (the student enrolled), the nominated 'third party' on  behalf of yourself (for example, your employer), or as identified within a  contract for delivery of TAFE NSW training.

Your enrolment is not complete and  you are not entitled to attend class and/or participate in training, or access  training materials, until you have paid either the  student fee (or agreed first instalment), a  concession fee or have been exempted from the student fee.

Apprentices and trainees must provide  proof of their status as a registered NSW apprentice or trainee at time of  enrolment to be eligible for the apprenticeship or traineeship fee.

If you have outstanding fees or  charges, you are not entitled to attend class/participate in training or access  training materials or services provided by TAFE NSW. You will also not receive  student documents such as:

  • Testamur
  • Transcript of Academic Record
  • Statement of Competencies Achieved
  • Report to Employer

TAFE NSW may also refer your  outstanding fees for debt recovery action.

All student fees and charges are  reviewed on a yearly basis and are subject to change.

Withdrawing from your study

Students are required to demonstrate participation and/or attendance in  their study to be considered a ‘genuine student’.

Students who decide to withdraw from their study are required to notify  their campus in writing.

Students who have not demonstrated participation and/or attendance in  their study on a regular basis will be contacted to determine their status of  continuing or withdrawing from their studies.

TAFE NSW will assist you to re-commence your studies, however if no  response is received within times specified, action will be taken to withdraw  you from your enrolment.

Refund of student fee

A refund of the student fee is available  in the following circumstances:

  • TAFE NSW has cancelled the course you were enrolled in;
  • You have overpaid the student fee or concession fee;
  • You formally advise the campus in writing prior to the start of your  course that you wish to withdraw;
  • For training less than one(1) week duration, you formally advise the  campus in writing at least five(5) business days prior to the start of your  course that you wish to withdraw.

Where you withdraw from your study  after the start of your course and you have pre-paid on future fee instalments,  you may be eligible for a refund.

For more information about student  fees and charges, withdrawals and eligibility for a refund go to Fees Information

For information on VET Student Loans

Temporary Visa Holders and International Students

Temporary visa  holders and international students enrolled in TAFE NSW are  subject to specific conditions. For further information contact the Enrolment Officer  at the local TAFE NSW campus.  For international student information, contact the International Student  officer at the TAFE NSW Region where you are enrolling.

TAFE NSW academic Credit Transfer

If you have successfully completed  the SAME or an EQUIVALENT unit of competency to one that is in your current  course, the result from your previous study within TAFE NSW may be transferred to  your current course and included on your TAFE NSW Transcript of Academic  Record.

Your Head Teacher can advise you of  the units for which grades will transfer. There may be some cases where it is  NOT possible to transfer a grade.

In subsidised training where you are  granted Recognition of Prior Learning or Credit Transfer after enrolment, your  student fee may be amended and future instalment payments will be adjusted.

Disability Services

If you would like information about disability  support and services please contact a teacher/Consultant for Learners with  Disabilities. Contact details are available at your campus of enrolment or at Disability Services on the TAFE  NSW website.


The TAFEcard is a compulsory form of  identification at TAFE NSW. Your enrolment is not complete until you have your  TAFEcard photograph taken.

Please keep your TAFEcard as it can  be re-activated if you decide to return to study at TAFE NSW.

Communication Services - Acceptable Usage

Students must abide by the 'acceptable usage' policies when using the Internet and email services. If you  are under 18 years of age, please discuss these requirements with your parent or guardians. Information is available here.