Rights and responsibilities
The Australian Government wants international students to have a safe, enjoyable and rewarding study experience in Australia.
Australia is one of the few countries to enact laws to ensure quality education and consumer protection. These laws are known as the ESOS Framework and include the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 and the National Code 2007.
The ESOS Act requires that all institutions that provide training to international students must be registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). CRICOS registration guarantees that the course and the education provider where you study meet high standards necessary for overseas students.
The TAFE NSW provider code on CRICOS is 00591E. All our programs and courses offered to international students are also registered on CRICOS.
Information for students
- The Department of Education–DIBP course progress policy
- TAFE NSW Course Progress Policy
- TAFE NSW Course Progress Policy Flowchart
- TAFE NSW Higher Education Student Progression, Exclusion and Graduation Procedures
- Intervention Strategy - Learning Agreement
- Request for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) form
- Request for Suspension (leave of absence) form
- Request for Extension of Study form
- Complaints and Appeals
- Internal Appeals Process
- Request for Transfer College form - for continuing students only
- Request for Transfer Education Provider form
- Request for Cancel Enrolment form
- Request for Refund form - for Certificate to Diploma courses only
- Request for Refund form - for Degree courses only
For further information please refer to the ESOS Framework website.
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.
For further general information about qualifications, work placement, articulation, facilities and equipment, assessment methods and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) visit about TAFE NSW.
Rights and responsibilities
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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.