TAFE NSW Illawarra is located in the Illawarra region of NSW, about an hour south of Sydney and extends southwards to the NSW/Victorian border. It has students studying at 14 different locations. International students can study at eight of these locations.
Wollongong (population: 250,000)
What's it like to live there?
Wollongong is a modern, port city located in a narrow strip of land between the coastline and the Illawarra escarpment. It boasts a large number of clean, white sandy beaches, combined with great restaurants, cafes, theatres, art galleries and parks and gardens, and is only an hour's drive from Sydney.
The greater Illawarra region includes cities, coastal towns and villages, country areas, snowfields and rural surroundings. Both summer and winter activities are catered for with swimming and surfing through to snow skiing. Tourism is a thriving and growing industry due to the natural beauty of the area which includes hundreds of kilometres of outstanding coastline.
"I have been studying English in Australia, at Wollongong TAFE, for two and a half years. I enjoy studying English here so much. I get to know many students from different countries, and learn about different cultures, as well as learning different languages! The teachers help me to achieve my goals. Every day the teachers really encourage me to study and improve my English skills. Wollongong is a beautiful place with great weather. I would encourage you to come to study English here in Wollongong TAFE. You will be happy and enjoy meeting lots of international students. You can share your culture and you will be happy you came!"
Alex Panduro from Peru - English language program
Ito from Philippines
Early Childhood Education
Marc Richardson from Tahiti
Locations and transport links
|Shellharbour||11 College Avenue, Oak Flats NSW 2529|
|Wollongong*||Foleys Lane, North Wollongong NSW 2500|
|Wollongong West||36 Gladstone Avenue, Wollongong NSW 2500|
|Yallah||138 Marshall Mount Road, Yallah NSW 2530||-||-|
|Bega||Barrack Street, Bega NSW 2550||-|
|Cooma||66 Commissioner Street, |
Cooma NSW 2630
|Goulburn||Corner Verner & View Streets, |
Goulburn NSW 2580
|Nowra||60 Beinda Street, Bomaderry NSW 2541|
*TAFE NSW English Language Centre. Find out more about English courses.
TAFE NSW Illawarra
See courses offered at:
Wollongong English Language and Cultural Centre
PO Box 1223, Foley's Road
Wollongong NSW 2500 Australia
Tel: +61 2 4229 0585
Fax: +61 2 4229 0164
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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)
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