Study in TAFE NSW - Practical & hands-on courses


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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Features of TAFE NSW


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Study options

TAFE NSW provides a range of English language courses and more than 300 Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Associate Degree, Bachelor Degree and Graduate courses.

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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.

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




International Student Guide
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How to apply

Find out how to apply to study at TAFE NSW.

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ESOS Framework

The Australian Government wants international students to have a safe, enjoyable and rewarding study experience in Australia.

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Agent search

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.

If you have any concerns with regard to the service provided by our agent representatives, please contact us.