- Apply & Enrol
- Fees & Payments
- Recognition and credit transfer
- Student support
- Foundation and study skills
- Student services
Once you have accepted your offer, you will get an email confirming your place in your chosen course and an invoice for your tuition fees.
You’ll also receive information about your course start and finish dates, timetable information and any induction sessions that you may be required to attend.
To find out more about your rights and responsibilities, facilities and support services available at TasTAFE, please check out our Explore TasTAFE page.
Note - If you are a trainee or apprentice and you have signed a training agreement your employer will have a contact at TasTAFE for you in relation to your enrolment.
The fee you pay at TasTAFE depends upon the course you study and whether or not you are eligible for a concession rate.
Your tuition fees cover the basic materials required in most programs, however you may be required to pay other fees or purchase items such as protective clothing or text books for some courses. Course fee information is available on the relevant course page on the TasTAFE website.
Short courses are not generally subsidised and you will be required to pay your fees in full before commencing. If you are enrolling in a vocational preparation or English language course, you will not be required to pay any fees.
If you have enrolled in a Diploma or Advanced Diploma level course, you may be able to apply for the Australian Government’s VET Student Loan scheme, subject to meeting eligibility requirements. This means that you can defer the payment of your fees until your income reaches a certain level. If you choose not to use a VET Student loan you will be required to pay in full the commenced unit of study within the Diploma or Advanced Diploma by the agreed census date.
To finalise your enrolment, you’ll need to come in to one of our Client Services offices and pay your course fees in full or set up instalment plan. You can use a credit card, cheque or EFTPOS to make your payment, or you can pay via BPay or at a Service Tasmania branch.
If you are entitled to Centrelink benefits, you may choose to use the Centrepay direct debit option whereby deductions are made directly from your Centrelink benefits.
Alternatively, provided you are not undertaking a Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualification, you can commit to a payment plan. The payment plan term period is in accordance to the length of your course or 12 months, whichever is the lesser.
The completion of your enrolment form and the payment of course fees is required before you receive student status.
If you do not pay the total fees owing for your course, you will become a debtor of TasTAFE and you will have your results withheld until the amount owing is paid in full. Failure to pay your debts may also result in you not being permitted to enrol in any subsequent TasTAFE courses until the debt has been cleared.
Please contact us on 1300 655 307 for more information or to discuss any difficulties you are having in paying your fees.
After you enrol, you will be issued a Student ID Card (on request). Your course must be of at least six weeks duration to qualify, though in some cases you may be able to get a card for shorter courses.
The card itself indicates your ‘base’ campus (where most of your classes will be held) and an expiry date according to your course. The ID card serves as your library card as well as a form of general ID that can also be used as evidence of being a student – so that you can benefit from concessional rates for transport, at the movies, general admissions etc
Apply for a Student ID Card:
On-campus students: you can obtain your Student ID Card by visiting Client Services at your local campus.
Please bring a form of identification with you. Staff will verify your enrolment details and take your photograph for use on the card. In most cases, your card will be provided to you on the spot.
Off-campus students: if you are a TasTAFE student studying off-campus, you can request a Student ID Card by sending an email (from the email address registered against your enrolment) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will need to provide:
- your learner name and ID number
- your date of birth
- the name of your course
- how you would like to receive your Student ID Card (i.e. pick up from the Client Services office at the campus of your choice, or mail to your home address)
- a clear photo of yourself (head shot/passport photo style only) up to 2MB in size
- a scanned copy or photograph of your photo ID (Passport or Licence).
We will then mail your Student ID Card to your home address, or let you know when it is available for you to pick it up from the Client Services office at your nominated campus.
Please note: Replacement ID cards can be requested from Client Services at your local campus, with appropriate ID. A $5.00 fee applies when a card is re-issued in the same calendar year.
Pop your course start date in your diary and pack your bag… you’re now officially a TasTAFE student and all that’s left to do is turn up and start learning!
Your teacher will provide you with a full induction, either before your course starts or on your first day. You’ll be informed of any course-specific requirements, including protective clothing and equipment and work health and safety practices.
We recommend you view the Explore TasTAFE page. It has downloadable flyers with lots of important information about your rights and responsibilities as a TasTAFE student, support services and a checklist to help ensure you have all the information you need to start your learning journey with us.
Before you apply, you should familiarise yourself with key information regarding dates, fees, learning options and your responsibilities as a TasTAFE student. You’ll find this information on the TasTAFE website.
Be aware that each course has a ‘cooling off’ period or census date. If you notify TasTAFE of your withdrawal within this timeframe, you will not be required to pay fees. If you withdraw after this period, you will be responsible for the full amount of fees invoiced.
Whether you are returning to study after a long break, building on the skills you already have, or entering further education for the first time, TasTAFE provides a range of services to ensure that you are supported throughout your study.
Specialist support is available for students with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and international students.
All TasTAFE students can make an appointment with a Student Counsellor to discuss a range of educational and personal issues. Student Support services are free and confidential.