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

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

Offshore students should allow eight weeks before the course starts for courses with additional entry requirements, and six weeks for the other courses, to allow visa processing and flights to Sydney.

Onshore students should apply four weeks before the course starts for courses with additional entry requirements, and two weeks for the other courses.

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

Certificate and Diploma courses

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Degree courses

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English language courses

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

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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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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.