Government Schools


NSW Government Schools

NSW Government Schools offer international students academic excellence in a safe, welcoming environment.

Experienced, university-trained teachers help students to achieve their best results. 

Qualifications from NSW Government Schools are internationally recognised.


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TAFE NSW Institutes

TAFE means Technical and Further Education. TAFE in New South Wales comprises 10 institutes which cover different geographic areas of the state. Each Institute has more than one campus.

TAFE NSW is Australia's largest training provider, with over 500,000 enrolments every year.

All TAFE NSW Institutes are government-owned, government-operated and government-accredited, and therefore, secure, stable, professionally managed and internationally recognised.

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School locations

Search for NSW government primary and high schools available for enrolment by international students or temporary residents:

Find out more about studying at a NSW government school


International students can choose from over 300 courses in Sydney and regional locations. Search from Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Associate Degree and Bachelor Degree.
Select from these options to see which courses meet your needs.

Find out more about studying at a TAFE NSW institute

For further general information about qualifications, work placement, articulation, facilities and equipment, assessment methods and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) visit about TAFE NSW.

Studying and living in NSW

Beautiful Sydney Harbour Bridge

Image courtesy Destination New South Wales.

New South Wales is Australia's most popular state, with everything from rolling green countryside, beautiful rainforests, outback areas, ski fields and miles and miles of pristine sandy beaches. Whether you live in the city or the country, you'll enjoy a high standard of living with relaxed, friendly locals and a year-round climate so gorgeous you'd friend it on Facebook if you could.

The state capital is Sydney, the biggest and most exciting city in Australia, and home of the most awesome New Years Eve fireworks in the world!

What else rocks in New South Wales? For country music fans, there's the city of Tamworth; for a more relaxed, laid-back, alternative lifestyle there's Byron Bay in the north; there's also Newcastle and Wollongong, two large, dynamic industrial cities not far from Sydney. And in the far west of the state there's the historic outback town of Broken Hill (from the movie Crocodile Dundee).

Find out more about New south Wales




DEC International assists international students to achieve their study and career goals in Australia's best lifestyle and education locations in New South Wales.

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Agent search

DEC International has a worldwide network of representative agents who can help you complete and submit your application to study.

These representatives must provide you with accurate and up-to date information and advice regarding programs, courses, application procedures, living and studying in Australia. They can also assist with your visa application. If you wish to apply through an agent it is recommended that you use an agent on this list. If you choose to use another agent who is not published on this list, then DEC International is not responsible for the accuracy of the advice provided to you.

TAFE NSW English Language Centre agents

TAFE NSW English Language Centres also engage agent representatives and details of these agents can be found on the English Language pages for each of the listed Institutes. These agents may recruit students for intensive English language courses but not for any other courses at TAFE NSW.

If you have any concerns with regard to the service provided by our agent representatives, please contact us.