NSW Government Schools
The NSW Government Schools system is the largest education network in Australia.
Each school offers a secure, safe and dynamic learning environment. Your child will have a rich and rewarding learning experience.
There are over 2,000 primary and secondary high schools in NSW. International students can choose from over 150 of these schools in Sydney and regional locations.
Students who want to study in Australia for two or more years and complete the Higher School Certificate (HSC) may choose from a range of schools and locations.
Learn more about about NSW schools.
NSW Government Schools are recognised for their excellent quality education programs, and they offer a secure pathway to a career or to further higher education study.
News and updates
Students choose Australia for quality
The 2012 International Student Survey found that 87 per cent of international students in Australia were satisfied or very satisfied with their study and living experience here.
International students honoured
The 2013 annual award presentation for international students was held at Government House in the presence of Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO, Governor of New South Wales on 28 February 2013.
See more news and updates.
Locations to study and live
New South Wales has a diverse landscape of communities located along magnificent coastal beaches, on agricultural plains, near national parks and close to ski fields. So whether it's a city location or a rural town, you can choose the right school in the right location to suit your study needs.
Read more about our school locations.
NSW Government Schools
Do you need help?
The NSW Government Schools brochures contain information about study options, our schools
and the study experience.
Signup for alerts
The Australian Government wants international students to have a safe, enjoyable and rewarding study experience in Australia.
Read more about the ESOS Framework.
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.
- Crows Nest (Northern Sydney Institute)
- Kingscliff (North Coast Institute)
- Liverpool (South Western Sydney Institute)
- Newcastle (Hunter Institute)
- Ultimo (Sydney Institute)
- Wollongong (Illawarra Institute)