New England

TAFE NSW New England is located in the New England region of northern NSW, about 60kms inland and approximately four hours drive north west of Sydney. It has over 20,000 students studying at 11 locations spread across the region and international students can study at two of these locations.

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Biggest city/town

Tamworth (population: 47,500) and Armidale (population: 20,000)

What's it like to live there?

Tamworth offers a relaxing lifestyle in a rich, agriculturally fertile setting. The city is world famous for its annual Country Music Festival, held every year in January, when the population increases with thousands of visiting country music fans. The other major centre in New England is Armidale, located about 110kms from Tamworth. Armidale is a stylish city and is the location for the highly respected New England University.

The New England area has many national parks, reserves and spectacular World Heritage areas, many of them offering camping facilities, bushwalking and many other outdoor recreational activities. With warm to hot summers, and cooler winters, this region is also known as the 'Big Sky' country because of its open space and sweeping panoramic views.

Specialist courses


  • Aged Care
  • Animal Care
  • Business
  • Community Services Work
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality
  • Information Technology


  • Agriculture
  • Business
  • Children's Services
  • Film and Television
  • Remedial Massage

Student testimonials

"I have met many new people, which has been one of the most exciting aspects of studying at TAFE NSW. I also found Australian students, teachers and staff to be very friendly. My teachers gave me invaluable support and without them, I would not have been able to complete my course. There are lots of interesting study options and the facilities are extremely great. For students who intend to progress further into university, I cannot stress enough the importance of completing a Diploma at TAFE, which guarantees you entry to a university here in Australia. I am planning to do further study at TAFE NSW."

Andriana Bongran from Vanuatu - Business Administration

Locations and transport links

Location Address Train Bus Parking
Armidale  Beardy Street, Armidale NSW 2350 ** blue tick blue tick
Tamworth  Janison Street, Tamworth NSW 2340 blue tick blue tick

**Daily NSW Train Link  rail services connect Sydney to a number of centres in the north-west of NSW.


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International Students Office
Janison Street
Tamworth NSW 2340 Australia
Tel: 1800 448 176
Fax: +61 2 6768 2019

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