Calendars

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 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

Certificate and Diploma courses

2017 Semester 2 (July intake)
Application closing dates* For students who are not currently in Australia applying for
courses with additional entry requirements: 22 May
other courses: 5 June
For students who are already in Australia applying for
courses with additional entry requirements: 19 June
other courses: 3 July
Term 1 17 July - 24 September
Spring vacation 25 September - 8 October 
Term 2 9 October - 1 December
Summer vacation 2 December -  to be advised
2018 Semester 1 (February intake)
Application closing dates* For students who are not currently in Australia applying for
courses with additional entry requirements: 05 December
other courses: 19 December
For students who are already in Australia applying for
courses with additional entry requirements: 02 January
other courses: 16 January
Term 1 5 February - 15 April 
Autumn vacation 16 - 29 April
Term 2 30 April - 24 June
Winter vacation 9 July - 22 July
2018 Semester 2 (July intake)
Application closing dates* For students who are not currently in Australia applying for
courses with additional entry requirements: 22 May
other courses: 5 June
For students who are already in Australia applying for
courses with additional entry requirements: 19 June
other courses: 3 July
Term 1 23 July - 30 September
Spring vacation 1 October - 14 October 
Term 2 15 October - 9 December
Summer vacation 10 December -  to be advised

* Late applications may be considered subject to place availability in the course.

Read more about Certificate and Diploma courses.

Degree courses

Degree courses

2017 Semester 2 (July intake)
Application closing dates* For students who are not currently in Australia applying for
courses with additional entry requirements: 29 May
other courses: 26 June
For students who are already in Australia applying for
courses with additional entry requirements: 12 June
other courses: 10 July
Term 3 24 July - 24 September
Spring vacation 25 September - 29 October
Term 4 30 October - 17 November
Summer vacation 27 November - 9 February 2018
2018 Semester 1 (February intake)
Application closing dates* For students who are not currently in Australia applying for
courses with additional entry requirements: 26 December
other courses: 23 January
For students who are already in Australia applying for
courses with additional entry requirements: 9 Jan
other courses: 6 February
Term 1 19 February - 15 April
Autumn vacation 16 April - 27 May
Term 2 28 May - 15 June
Winter vacation 18 June - 13 July
2018 Semester 2 (July intake)
Application closing dates* For students who are not currently in Australia applying for
courses with additional entry requirements: 29 May
other courses: 26 June
For students who are already in Australia applying for
courses with additional entry requirements: 12 June
other courses: 10 July
Term 3 23  July - 16 September
Spring vacation 17 September - 28 October
Term 4 29 October- 16 November
Summer vacation 26 November - 15 February 2019

* Late applications may be considered 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

2017

Session 1 3 January¹ - 3 February Session 6 26 June - 28 July
Session 2 6 February - 10 March Session 7 31 July - 1 September
Session 3 13 March - 13 April² Session 8 4 September - 6 October
Session 4 18 April³ - 19 May Session 9 9 October - 10 November
Session 5 22 May - 23 June Session 10 13 November - 15 December

 Read more about English courses.

¹ Public Holiday Monday: 2 January
² Public Holiday Friday (Good Friday): 14 April
³ Public Holiday Monday (Easter Monday): 17 April

2018

Session 1 2 January  - 2 February Session 6 25 June - 27 July
Session 2 5 February - 9 March Session 7 30 July - 31 August
Session 3 12 March - 13 April Session 8 3 September - 5 October
Session 4 16 April - 18 May Session 9 8 October - 9 November
Session 5 21 May - 22 June Session 10 12 November - 14 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.

Calendars

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

 

Downloads

Download

International Student Guide
Course list spreadsheet
Degree courses flyer

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How to apply

Find out how to apply to study at TAFE NSW.

Read the step-by-step instructions

 

ESOS Framework

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

Read more about the ESOS Framework.

 

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.