International students


Northern Sydney Institute

Northern Sydney Institute is located in the northern suburbs of Sydney from the Harbour Bridge north to Hornsby and out to the coast at Manly. It has 50,000 students, including international students from 55 countries, studying at six different campuses.

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What's it like to live there?

Located on the leafy northern suburbs of Sydney, the Northern Sydney Institute is close to Sydney Harbour, the beautiful northern beaches and some of Sydney's most affluent and cosmopolitan suburbs.

The northern suburbs of Sydney are characterised by cultural diversity, pristine waterways with immense greenery and beautiful homes. The area is very well serviced by public transport. The northern railway line has frequent services to the city via Strathfield with the integration of the new Epping to Chatswood rail link into the northern railway line. There are also an abundance of bus routes serving the region. Some parts of this region is frequented by ferry services to the city and Parramatta.

Specialist facilities

  • TAFE English Language Centre (TELC) at Meadowbank Campus
  • Cisco Academy Training Centre (CATC)
  • Training Restaurants at Crows Nest, Ryde and Northern Beaches Campuses
  • Small Biz Training Centre
  • Sydney Academy of Hair, Beauty and Make-up
  • TAFE Technical Operators Centre (TTOC)
  • The Sydney Coffee Academy
  • The Sydney Gallery School
  • The Sydney Wine Academy

Student testimonials

"After comparing many private colleges with TAFE NSW, I chose to study in TAFE as I was very impressed with what they had to offer. The International Student Coordinator helped me a lot to settle in, when I arrived at the college. I have worked at Erickson in Italy and I find the facilities and equipment at TAFE NSW – Northern Sydney Institute are very much up to current industry standards. TAFE NSW has all the devices that you can find in the real workplace. The practical aspect of the course is fantastic. The library is fantastic, it has lots of space, open plan, and students can use the PC in the lab or use their own. I found a job just outside the campus in an Italian restaurant and I am enjoying the best pizzas in Sydney!"
Luca Turbesi from Italy - Information Technology

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International Student Award

Since her arrival in Australia from Japan, Megumi has not only mastered the English language at the TAFE English Language Centre at Crows Nest Campus but has completed the Certificate 4 in Tourism, the Diploma of Tourism and the Advanced Diploma of Tourism at Northern Beaches Campus. While Megumi was completing the Advanced Diploma, she commenced work with a major Japanese inbound tourist company volunteering at a number of special events. This work experience, combined with her fluent skills in English and hands-on training with TAFE NSW, has enabled this seasoned traveller to move into her tourism career as a confident professional. Megumi is currently employed at a large Australian tourism organisation and is a tour guide in Uluru, Northern Territory. She has a passion to remain in the tourism industry and would like one day to travel and work around the world.
Megumi Takayanagi, Japan – 2012 International Student of the Year
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Campus locations and transport links

Campus Address Train Bus Parking
Crows Nest Campus 149 West Street, Crows Nest NSW 2065
Hornsby Campus 205 Pacific Highway, Hornsby NSW 2077
Meadowbank Campus* See Street, Meadowbank NSW 2114
Northern Beaches Campus 154 Old Pittwater Road, Brookvale NSW 2100 -
Ryde Campus 250 Blaxland Road, Ryde NSW 2114
St Leonards Campus 213 Pacific Highway, St Leonards NSW 2065

*TAFE NSW English Language Centre. Find out more about English courses.

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International Student Services
Crows Nest Campus
Level 2, 149 West Street
Crows Nest NSW 2065 Australia
Tel: +61 2 9448 4499
Fax: +61 2 9448 4498

TAFE English Language Centre (TELC)
Meadowbank Campus
Tel: +61 2 9448 4550
Fax: +61 2 9448 4477


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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.

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