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.