TAFE graduates


Degree courses

TAFE NSW has a very good reputation for producing highly competent, industry-ready graduates. Our programs are developed in consultation with industry to ensure currency and relevance and result in positive outcomes for students.

We believe students learn more effectively in smaller classes instead of large lecture theatres with hundreds of students. Teaching staff are highly qualified, industry experts who will focus on applied rather than abstract skills.

Our degrees are designed to give you the academic knowledge and applied technical skills you need to excel in your chosen career.

Each degree course provides opportunities to demonstrate your ability to acquire and apply knowledge within a professional context, communicate effectively, critically analyse, apply teamwork and leadership skills to group tasks and solve problems using critical and creative thinking.

Our degrees offer a practical, career-oriented focus to ensure our graduates are prepared for professional careers.

Courses generally form a study pathway to higher levels to give you the opportunity to reach your academic goals faster.

Click a qualification below to see a full list of courses at that level offered by TAFE NSW.

Australian Qualifications Framework
Educational qualifications Sector offering qualifications
Bachelor Degree TAFE NSW and Universities
Associate Degree
Advanced Diploma TAFE NSW
Certificate 4
Certificate 3
Certificate 2

Quality education and training services

TAFE NSW has been delivering vocational education and training in NSW for over 100 years. It has built a reputation for quality and responsiveness.

Through its network of 10 TAFE NSW Institutes, it delivers training to over half a million people across 130 campus locations each year. International students can choose from over 70 of these campuses in Sydney and regional locations

From training qualifications to job opportunities

Our strong links with industry ensure training programs align with economic priorities and current employer needs.

We ensure our graduates are job-ready and productive in the workplace and have the skills most needed and valued by employers.

If you graduate with a Bachelor, Master or Doctoral Degree from an Australian education provider, regardless of your field of study, you will be eligible to apply for a Temporary Graduate Visa – Post-Study Work stream. Read more about Post-study work rights.

Dynamic learning environments

Dynamic learning environments
Our state-of-the-art facilities and student learning activity programs create a dynamic and welcoming environment for productive learning.

From classrooms to studios to workplace learning, you'll learn through a range of individual and group-based tasks in environments that simulate industry practices in the real world.

Pathways from diploma and advanced diploma studies

A seamless articulation pathway provides credit transfer from relevant diploma and advanced diploma courses into accredited TAFE NSW undergraduate degrees.

Read more about university pathways from TAFE NSW.

How to apply for a Degree

To apply for a TAFE NSW degree, follow the steps below.

Before you apply

Make sure that your academic results and English level meet the entry requirements for your selected course.

Streamlined Visa Processing (SVP)

SVP is for Bachelor Degree and Advanced Diploma courses. Read SVP Frequently Asked Questions for other helpful information.

Students: must complete a TAFE NSW application form and an SVP application form.

Agents: must complete an SVP agent checklist and should read the SVP agent guidelines and the SVP admissions workflow.

How to apply

Complete an application

You must complete and sign an application form – a parent must sign the application form if you are under 18 years of age. Be sure you read and understand the Terms and Conditions.

TAFE NSW Institutes
Course Application form
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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.

Degree courses

Do you need help?

Ask a question online or contact
DEC International or an authorised agent
for help with choosing a TAFE NSW course
or enrolling.








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International Student Guide
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How to apply

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Diploma-to-Degree pathways
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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.