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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Find out more about TAFE NSW
New South Wales is divided into 10 TAFE regions. There are four TAFE NSW Institutes in the Sydney metropolitan area, and six TAFE NSW Institutes across regional New South Wales. Each Institute has more than one campus.
Find out more about TAFE NSW locations.
We want your study and life experiences to be rewarding and enjoyable from the minute you arrive at the airport.
Find out more about TAFE NSW student services.
NSW enjoys a high quality, affordable lifestyle in a pleasant year round temperate climate. Clean modern cities, beautiful national parks, and hundreds of kilometres of spectacular coastline, are all within easy reach no matter where in the state you choose to study.
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Huge range of courses
- Aged Care
- Agricultural (Rural) Studies
- Animal Care
- Applied Science
- Architectural Studies
- Beauty Services
- Building and Construction
- Business and Management
- Children's Services
- Dental Studies
- Digital Media
- Engineering Studies
- Environmental Management
- Environmental Testing
- Equine Studies
- Fashion Technology & Theatre Costume
- Fine Arts
- Health Services
- HSC, Tertiary Preparation & General Education
- Human Resources
- Information Technology
- Marine Engineering
- Marine Operations
- Marketing and Advertising
- Massage Therapy
- Media Studies
- Music Studies
- Occupational English Test (OET)
- Real Estate Services
- Sports and Fitness
- Tourism and Events
News and updates
2013 Australian Training Awards
TAFE NSW – South Western Sydney Institute has been named national Large Training Provider of the Year at the 2013 Australian Training Awards.
NSW Police Force Weibo page wins national award
NSW Police Force has taken top honours in the technical category of the 2013 National Multicultural Marketing Awards which recognises the achievements in using its Weibo page to provide crime prevention and safety information to Chinese international students in Australia.
A warning to international students
The Office of the Deputy Premier has released a warning to international students in relation to the activities of the Overseas Students Association (OSA), a subsidiary of the National Liaison Committee (NLC).
TELC is moving to Meadowbank in January 2014
TAFE NSW - Northern Sydney Institute is excited to announce that TELC will be moving to its Meadowbank Campus in January 2014.
International student success
TAFE NSW - Northern Sydney Institute held its annual Scholarship and Award Holder Ambassador Program dinner at Ryde Campus on 29 October 2013.
Enrico, an inspiration to others
TAFE NSW student Enrico Avona was selected as a finalist for the NSW International Student of the Year Award 2013 in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) category.
Streamlined Visa Processing
TAFE NSW is nominated as an education business partner under Streamlined Visa Processing (SVP) by our Diploma-to-Degree (D2D) university partners.
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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.
Search from Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Associate Degree 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.
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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)