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.
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TAFE NSW student wins again!
Of the 58,941 international students enrolled in the NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector in 2012, TAFE NSW graduate Marisol Roux won the prestigious NSW International Student of the Year Award.
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.
New International Student Leadership and Ambassador (ISLA) Program
The new ISLA Program aims to enhance international students' leadership skills by encouraging them to become ambassadors for the City of Sydney by promoting its events and services to the international student community.
Tourism students gain experience
Ten students from the Tourism, Events and Hospitality faculty of TAFE NSW – Northern Sydney Institute's Northern Beaches Campus are heading to China for a 13 day educational experience.
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Be work-ready or continue into an accounting degree at a partner university.
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Benefits of studying at TAFE NSW
TAFE NSW has a very good reputation for producing highly competent, industry-ready graduates. With practical, student-focused teaching strategies, friendly, industry-trained staff, smaller class sizes and seamless pathways between TAFE NSW qualifications, TAFE NSW programs result in positive outcomes for our graduates.
International students can choose from over 300 courses in Sydney and regional locations.
Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Bachelor Degree.
Select from these options to see which courses meet your needs.
For further general information about qualifications, work placement, articulation, facilities and equipment, assessment methods and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) visit about TAFE NSW.
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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 TAFE NSW 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)
- Port Macquarie (North Coast Institute)
- Ultimo (Sydney Institute)
- Wollongong (Illawarra Institute)