How to apply to Start TAFE Now

Congratulations on your decision to broaden your skills and capacities through undertaking a Start TAFE Now course. We’ve simplified the application process so you can start your educational journey sooner. In preparation to make your online application review the information below to ensure you are ready to go.

How to Apply 


Select the Start TAFE Now Course Options tile on the Start TAFE Now Homepage and select your desired course


Select the How to Apply button on the course page followed by Apply Now


Select the Start TAFE Now applicant tile


Register for a new student ID or login with your current ID


Continue through the Start TAFE Now Application portal to submit your application. You will need to attach your signed Start Now Study Authorisation Form before submitting your application. If you are applying for ACM20121 you must also attach the completed Vocational Agreement Employer Pack (refer to entry requirements information on the course page)


Complete your Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB). The BKSB is a Maths and English competency test that provides an overview of your learning strengths so that we are able to support you during your studies at CQUniversity. 

What to expect after applying

After submitting your application, you will receive the following emails:

  • Application acknowledgement
  • Request to complete BKSB
  • Outcome of your application.

If your application is successful you will also receive a welcome email with the confirmation of your enrolment and STN resources.

Your application will not be assessed until completed in full with all supporting documentation and completion of BKSB.

Applications for Start TAFE Now (STN) are open throughout the year. Course commencement dates will differ depending on course availability. Please review the Start TAFE Now Key Dates 2024 for application closing dates for each intake period. 

Monthly Intakes

Mid Year (July) Intakes

No Further Intakes for 2024