Western - Study in TAFE
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/strong>
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|
**Daily Country Link rail services are available to western NSW cities from Sydney and Brisbane.