Students applying for full time study are required to ensure that they meet the entry requirements of the qualification they intend applying for. These requirements will either be expressed as a lower level qualification that you will require in order to be eligible for the course for which you are applying. So for example to apply for the Certificate IV in Disability Work you will need to have successfully completed the Certificate III in Disability Work. Alternatively entrance requirements may be specified in terms of proficiency in communication and, if required, maths skills, or school results.
The levels of proficiency of communication and maths skills required for entry into a course are measured on the following scale:
● basic skills
●● developed skills
●● well developed skills
●● highly developed skills
How do I meet the entrance requirements?
Choose a qualification online at the Training WA Website and read the information under the qualification entrance requirements. Then go to the online skills calculator at tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au/Reckoner/Default.aspx.
Alternatively you can refer to the evidence guides. These let you know what documents you need to provide to the TAFEWA Admission Centre to show you meet the required level of communication skills and, if required, maths skills. These documents may include:
- school results
- other qualifications
- bridging and access courses
To find out more information on communication and maths skills:
If you need further assistance, contact the Admissions Centre on (08) 9224 6560.
What are selection criteria?
Selection criteria are academic and other criteria (e.g. work experience, industry involvement and current and previous employment) which are used to rank eligible applicants competing for entry into a course where there are more applications than places available.
How do I address selection criteria?
If the courses for which you are applying stipulate that you address selection criteria this means that you need to submit additional information with your application form. The type of information required is listed below:
You can score points for the following:
Qualification pathway (maximum score = 29 points)
This includes any qualification completed/not completed. A qualification pathways is where one qualification leads to another (e.g. Certificate I leads to Certificate II).
Work experience/employment (maximum score = 29 points)
This includes any employment or workplace experience that you have. Note: To verify the work experience or employment that you cite in your application you will be required to provide copies of either a reference, pay slip or group certificate/summary. Resumes and telephone references are not acceptable authentication.
Education/skills development (maximum score = 42 points)
This includes secondary education (current or past) or a portfolio demonstrating skill development. The portfolio may include qualifications or tests you have completed in the past. For more information on how the points are calculated for this section and evidence required, go to http://www.trainingwa.wa.gov.au or telephone the Admissions Centre on (08) 9224 6560.
If you plan to continue your studies at the South West Institute of Technology within your current learning pathway for a qualification that only requires you to meet entrance requirements, you must enrol directly at the Institute on the designated dates.
Should you decide to apply to another State Training Provider, select a qualification that is not in your current learning pathway (e.g. go from Certificate III in Business to Certificate III in Information Technology) or if you decide to apply for a qualification that has both entrance requirements and selection criteria, you will need to apply through the Admissions Centre.