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.

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Biggest city/town

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.

Student testimonials

"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

Hospitality Management

Locations and transport links

Locations Address Train Bus Parking
Within Wollongong
Shellharbour  11 College Avenue, Oak Flats NSW 2529 blue tick blue tick blue tick
Wollongong* Foleys Lane, North Wollongong NSW 2500 blue tick blue tick blue tick
Wollongong West  36 Gladstone Avenue, Wollongong NSW 2500 blue tick blue tick blue tick
Yallah 138 Marshall Mount Road, Yallah NSW 2530 - - blue tick
Outside Wollongong
Bega Barrack Street, Bega NSW 2550 - blue tick blue tick
Cooma 66 Commissioner Street,
Cooma NSW 2630
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Goulburn Corner Verner & View Streets,
Goulburn NSW 2580
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Nowra 60 Beinda Street, Bomaderry NSW 2541 blue tick blue tick blue tick

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


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International Business Unit
PO Box 1223, Foley's Road
Wollongong NSW 2500 Australia
Tel: +61 2 4229 0585
Fax: +61 2 4229 0164

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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