TAFE means Technical and Further Education. There are over 130 TAFE NSW locations across NSW. TAFE NSW is Australia's largest training provider, with over 500,000 enrolments every year.
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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.
Living in New South Wales
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.
Find out more about living in NSW.
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
- Community 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
2017 September and October Intakes
It's not too late to start semester 2! The following courses are enrolling now for September and October.
International Students Celebrate
International students at Hunter TAFE were acknowledged in a special celebration last week.
New Bachelor of Business at TAFE
A business degree with a difference.
Student Visa Tips
From 1 July 2016, all student visa applications must be made online.
It's easy to get help and advice
It just got even easier to get help and advice as an international student in Sydney and NSW.
See more news and updates.
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.
Do you need help?
How to apply
Find out how to apply to study at TAFE NSW.
The Australian Government wants international students to have a safe, enjoyable and rewarding study experience in Australia.
Read more about the ESOS Framework.
TAFE NSW 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 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.
- Blacktown (Western Sydney Institute)
- Coffs Harbour Education Campus (CHEC) (North Coast Institute)
- Kingscliff (North Coast Institute)
- Liverpool (South Western Sydney Institute)
- Meadowbank (Northern Sydney Institute)
- Newcastle (Hunter Institute)
- Parramatta (Western Sydney Institute)
- Ultimo (Sydney Institute)
- Wollongong (Illawarra Institute)
If you have any concerns with regard to the service provided by our agent representatives, please contact us.