TAFE entry requirements

Course admission requirements

SACE completion meets the course admission requirements for most TAFE SA courses, but there are some additional requirements for entry into particular qualification levels.

Courses are considered competitive if there are limited places available, and non-competitive if all interested and qualified students will be accepted.

There are no course admission requirements for non-competitive Certificate I, II, and III level courses.

For competitive Certificate I, II, and III level courses, you must gain your SACE.

For non-competitive Certificate IV and higher-level courses, you must gain your SACE.

For competitive Certificate IV and higher-level courses, you must gain your SACE and a TAFE SA Selection Score. Some courses may have specific prerequisite subjects or related study.

Information about specific course admission requirements is available on the TAFE SA website.

TAFE SA Selection Score

The TAFE SA Selection Score is used by TAFE SA to select students for entry into competitive courses. It is reported to students as a figure between 0 and 60.

To receive a TAFE Selection Score you need to:

  1. have completed one of
    - 60 credits of Tertiary Admissions Subjects (TAS)
    - 50 credits of TAS and 10 credits of recognised studies
    - 40 credits of TAS and 20 credits of recognised studies
  2. comply with the rules regarding subject combinations.

If you are eligible to receive a TAFE SA Selection Score it will be reported on your Tertiary Entrance Statement.

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