TAFE NSW Institutes

TAFE NSW Institutes have a long and proud history - we are government owned and the largest education provider network in Australia. Each year, TAFE NSW hosts international students from over 80 countries, all who have important goals. TAFE NSW courses have a strong emphasis on combining theory with practical education so our graduates achieve the right skills and knowledge to meet the global challenges of the future. If you are seeking an enriching experience that will help you achieve your goals, choose TAFE NSW!

TAFE NSW institutes - a world of career opportunities
TAFE NSW can deliver the right course for you, whether you want to train for a specific career, graduate with a bachelor degree or continue with further tertiary study.

TAFE NSW offers exceptional vocational training and higher education. With ten institutes and 130 campuses across Sydney and regional New South Wales, you can choose the right study location and lifestyle.

TAFE NSW employs highly qualified specialist teachers with at least five years' industry expertise. Tuition fees are affordable and class sizes are small.



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Certificate to advanced diploma courses
TAFE NSW courses are industry endorsed and internationally recognised. We offer over 300 certificate, diploma and advanced diploma courses to international students, including:

  • accounting and business
  • child studies
  • commercial cookery
  • dental technology
  • digital media
  • engineering
  • fine arts, animation and graphic design
  • hairdressing
  • hospitality management
  • information technology
  • marketing and media
  • telecommunications
  • tourism

Diploma-to-degree (D2D) programs
With one student visa you can gain a double qualification - a TAFE NSW diploma and a degree with one of our partner universities: Australian Catholic University, Charles Sturt University, Southern Cross University or the University of Western Sydney. Choose from:

  • accounting, business and commerce
  • children's services
  • engineering
  • event management
  • hospitality
  • information technology
  • nursing
  • tourism
  • welfare

Go higher!
TAFE NSW bachelor degree courses are designed with a multidisciplinary and best-practice approach to ensure a blend of academic theory and applied practical training. Our focus is on applied learning rather than abstract skills. Teaching strategies are practical and student-focused, with activities in small classes instead of large lecture halls. Work experience and internship programs are integrated into each course, and tuition fees are affordable.

Degrees include:

  • Associate Degree of Accounting
  • Bachelor of 3D Art and Animation
  • Bachelor of Applied Finance (Financial Planning)
  • Bachelor of Design (Interior Design)
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (Birth-5)
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Network Security)

English language courses
TAFE NSW owns and operates seven English language centres across NSW. We can package English language and TAFE NSW courses so you can study both courses on one student visa.

TAFE NSW is also an ETS-authorised TOEFL iBT Test Centre, so you can sit for the test at our Sydney office.

For further course and campus information, visit our website at www.studyintafe.edu.au.

  • airport pick-up and accommodation placement
  • orientation programs, tutorial support and career counselling
  • job placement services
  • free internet and email access
  • student association activities and excursions
  • international student coordinators at each campus

Hyun Choi, Korea

Diploma of Information Technology (Networking)

Hyun Choi took an English course at SITEC in Ultimo, then went to TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute, Petersham College, to study a Diploma of Information Technology (Networking). His Diploma gave him credit towards a bachelor degree at university. "The first thing I did was enrol at TAFE NSW to learn English. This was a wonderful experience and, from this, decided to study Information Technology (Networking) and the Cisco Networking Academy Program. I loved studying IT at TAFE NSW. I felt that the teachers were my friends. I was encouraged to ask questions and there was free communication. All of this made it easy to study and to learn. I really enjoyed working in a team. I was in the team that won first prize in the NSW Cisco competition and came second in the Australia and New Zealand Cisco competition. As a TAFE NSW Diploma graduate I have received exemptions for one-and-a-half semesters at university. I would recommend the TAFE NSW course to anyone who is interested in obtaining hands-on skills." Hyun Choi was an excellent student. He has won three important awards for his work: - the Institute award for International Student of the Year - first prize in the NSW Cisco competition (as part of the Petersham College team) - second prize in the Australia and New Zealand Cisco competition (as part of the Petersham College team)

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