About Us

Empowering people and building sustainable communities

TAFE Western is committed to fostering social and economic development by providing innovative and relevant training aligned to job opportunities and community needs.

TAFE Western is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) which manages 24 colleges and up to 40,000 student enrolments each year. More than 300 courses are offered and a flexible approach to delivery incorporates recognition for prior learning, online and blended learning, workplace delivery and assessment.

In meeting its mission TAFE Western services an area covering more than half of New South Wales, taking in the Central West, North Western and Far West regions, including some of the most isolated and remote communities in Australia. An advanced communication network unites the region with electronic file sharing, Internet communication and video conferencing.

TAFE Western focuses on the important geographic, economic and social attributes of its region and is achieving real employment outcomes for a changing and diverse community, supporting economic development and ensuring all segments of the community have the opportunity to participate in education and training. 

TAFE Western has a well earned reputation for delivering innovative and hands-on training that meets national standards and industry expectations.

TAFE Western is proud to have received a significant number of awards in recognition of its efforts and achievements.

TAFE Western Reconciliation Action Plan

The TAFE Western Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) was developed through consultation with TAFE Western staff and representatives of the Aboriginal peoples who live and work in the TAFE Western footprint.

This RAP has been endorsed by Reconciliation Australia as a “Stretch RAP”. This is the category of RAP for organisations who are ready to challenge themselves by setting targets for the actions outlined in their RAP. TAFE Western looks forward to working together to achieve the targets we have set.

TAFE Western Strategic Plan

TAFE Western's Strategic Plan 2015-2018 will guide us through a time of significant change.

Smart and Skilled

From January 2015 the NSW Government reform Smart and Skilled will be in place which changes the way in which training in NSW is funded.

As part of these changes, the NSW Government has released the 2016 Skills List which sets out priority areas for training for skills that are needed for jobs and economic growth. If you choose to study a qualification that is included on this list, based on meeting eligibility criteria, some of the course fees may be covered by the Government and you will pay a fee that will depend on your individual circumstances.

To learn more about Smart and Skilled visit their website at www.smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au

TAFE Western Services

TAFE Western has various educational facilities within its area of operation that can be made available for use by other external parties. Find out about our facility hire or contact 02 6393 5900.

TAFE Western also offers a range of products and services through printWest, our inhouse design and print company. Find out more about printWest or contact 02 6391 5662