TAFE NSW Western is located in the western part of NSW, from the Blue Mountains, about two hours drive west of Sydney, to the state border with South Australia. This covers almost half of the agricultural and farming land of New South Wales. The location has almost 40,000 students.
Orange (population: 39,300) and Dubbo (population: 38,000)
What's it like to live there?
TAFE NSW Western covers a huge area of mining and farming land which includes the fertile wine-producing areas of Mudgee and Orange west to the mines at Broken Hill.
International students will discover a relaxed way of living in a safe, clean and friendly country environment and still enjoy cultural activities, community services and great learning facilities in the larger centres such as Bathurst, Dubbo and Orange.
Smaller towns in the western region offer an insight into a rural or outback life with different industries, and above all, friendly and welcoming communities. Summers tend to be hot and dry and winters have cold nights, frosty mornings and sunny days.
"I am currently working as a registered nurse at a hospital in NSW. I found the job as soon as I completed my TAFE NSW Diploma at Dubbo. The teachers are knowledgeable and approachable. There were only around 15 students in my class, so we had good fun and we could engage a lot with the teacher. During our course our teachers took us to visit hospitals to gain practical knowledge. The equipment at the TAFE NSW college was all up to standard and very modern. It is now so easy to do my job as I have the practical skills from my course. The teaching and non-teaching staff are very good. They offered me lots of support throughout my course. I would recommend anyone to come and study at TAFE NSW –Western."
Alice Davies from United Kingdom - Nursing
Locations and transport links
|Bathurst||Panorama Avenue, Bathurst NSW 2795||**|
|Dubbo||Myall Street, Dubbo NSW 2830|
|Mudgee||Cassilis Road, Mudgee NSW 2850|
|Orange||March Street, Orange NSW 2800|
**Country Link rail services are available to western NSW cities from Sydney and Brisbane.
Do you need help?
How to apply
Find out how to apply to study at TAFE NSW.
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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.
- 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.