Many TAFE SA courses offered through SATAC have course admission requirements which all applicants must meet in order to be eligible for selection. Course admission requirements differ according to the level and type of course.

Course Admission Requirements

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

Admission requirements for competitive courses are either:

  • satisfactory demonstration of reading, writing and numeracy skills by undertaking the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA), or
  • satisfactory demonstration of reading, writing and numeracy skills by undertaking the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) and satisfactory performance in an audition/written assessment/portfolio.

Most Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses do not have any course admission requirements, but some courses may require a lower level Certificate. SACE completion is a requirement for some courses. 

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

Students are required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills as part of course counselling before enrolling in a TAFE SA course.

Information about the CSPA and admission requirements for individual courses is available from the TAFE SA website.

Selection into competitive TAFE SA courses

Where there are more eligible applicants for a TAFE SA course than there are places available, applicants are ranked in merit order for selection.

For courses requiring the CSPA, selection is based on the CSPA score. For courses with CSPA and an internal assessment component, selection is based on the internal assessment score.

Sometimes a course without CAR will have more applicants than places available. In these cases, selection will be based on earliest date of application.

Information about selection into competitive courses is available from the TAFE SA website.

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