Calendar

Our academic year is made up of two semesters (four terms) and includes vacation breaks in the middle. English language course sessions start every five weeks.

Closing dates

Courses with portfolio requirements

Applicants for courses with portfolio requirements require longer processing and campus assessment.

Other courses

Offshore applicants should allow two months before the course starts, to allow visa processing and flights to Sydney.

Onshore applicants should apply no later than one week before the course starts.

Many popular courses however, will reach full capacity and require early payment to secure your place and to avoid disappointment.

Certificate and Diploma courses

Certificate and Diploma courses


Semester 1 (February intake) Semester 2 (July intake)
Application
closing date
Courses with portfolio requirements: 25 October 2013 Application
closing date
Courses with portfolio requirements: to be confirmed
Offshore applicants: 02 December 2013 Offshore applicants: 12 May
Onshore applicants: 24 January Onshore applicants: 04 July
Term 1 03 February - 13 April Term 3 14 July - 21 September
Autumn
vacation
14 April - 27 April Spring
vacation
22 September - 06 October
Term 2 28 April - 29 June Term 4 07 October - 14 December
Winter
vacation
30 June - 13 July Summer
vacation
15 December - 01 February 2015

Late applications may be considered. Read more about Certificate and Diploma courses.

Degree courses

Degree courses


Semester 1 (February intake) Semester 2 (July intake)
Application
closing date
Bachelor of Design (Interior Design): 22 November 2013 Application
closing date
Not all degree courses are offered in Semester 2. Please check course details for further information.
All other degree courses: 6 December Other degree courses: 21 June
Term 1 24 February - 13 April Term 3 28 July - 21 September
Autumn
vacation
14 April - 27 April Spring
vacation
22 September - 08 October
Term 2 28 April - 22 June Term 4 09 October - 30 November
Winter
vacation
23 June - 27 July Summer
vacation
01 December - 13 February 2015

Late applications will be accepted until 31 January 2014 subject to place availability in the course. Read more about Degree courses.

English language courses

New students can start on Monday of any week, although at some centres, sessions start every five weeks.

English language courses


Session 1 06 January - 07 February Session 6 30 June - 01 August
Session 2 10 February - 14 March Session 7 04 August - 05 September
Session 3 17 March - 17 April Session 8 08 September - 10 October
Session 4 22 April - 23 May Session 9 13 October - 14 November
Session 5 26 May - 27 June Session 10 17 November - 19 December

Read more about English courses.

Courses

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.

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DEC International or an authorised agent
for help with choosing a TAFE NSW course
or enrolling.

 

 

 

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Course List
International Student Guide
Bachelor Degrees flyer
Associate Degree flyer

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How to apply

Certificate to Diploma
Step-by-step guide | Application form

Degree
Step-by-step guide | Application form

Diploma-to-Degree
Step-by-step guide

 

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ESOS Framework

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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.