Seven reasons you should study with TAFE NSW:
Living in Regional NSW
TAFE NSW offers support services to international students to help you find suitable and affordable accommodation as close as possible to the campus you choose to study at. We have contacts with Charles Sturt University who offer some availability at their on-campus student accommodation in Bathurst,Orange and Dubbo, or we can help link you with private share accommodation listings.
Regardless of which TAFE NSW campus you choose to study at, Australia’s regional campuses are the best places to really explore our country’s true natural environment out of the city. Imagine passing kangaroos on your way to your campus, cycling through a beautiful national park on your lunch break, and visiting a local lake to swim or canoe on weekends.
Our campuses tend to have a ‘real community feel’ due to being smaller than our city counterparts, making it easier to meet and get to know people and get involved in the local community. Don’t feel that you might be missing out on anything by attending a regional campus either – the Central West provides a relaxing and cosmopolitan lifestyle with similar leisure pursuits to what you would find in the capital cities (think state-of-the-art health care, cinemas, sporting venues, restaurants, cafés, bars and shopping).
You might also find that TAFE NSW offers speciality courses that are not as readily available elsewhere, and are tailored to the strengths of our local area. Think Motorsport and the Bathurst 1000 or some of the local medical and dental schools that train students to take up jobs in these regions.
We have a number of Student Engagement Officers operating across our campuses that are specifically here to support you through your studies, whether that be linking you with other services or answering any questions about what study options are open to you at TAFE NSW..
TAFE NSW employs a number of Counselling staff that all have qualifications in Psychology, and can provide confidential assistance to you in a wide range of areas, including: study difficulties, educational planning and goal setting, career development and guidance, or personal issues.
If you have a medical condition or a disability that makes studying difficult, TAFE NSW employs specialist Disability Consultants to ensure that people with a disability have equal access to education and training at TAFE Western campuses.
To find out more about any of the above support services, email TAFE NSW at firstname.lastname@example.org
When you can start
Most courses start in February and July each year, however some of our more popular courses also have mid-semester intakes. Visit TAFE NSW's find a course page for details about enrolment dates and study options.
Study with Australian students
TAFE NSW has over 30,000 Australian students and one of the highest percentages of Aboriginal students in the State (23%), with 7,000 students who identify as Indigenous and/or Torres Strait Islander persons.
Our student population is fairly equal between the sexes with 48% female and 52% male students. In terms of age groups there is a fairly even proportion of students under the age of 19 years (36%) to students aged between 20-34 years (32%), with the smaller sections of the population aged 35-49 years (20%) and 50 years or older (12%). We also welcome multicultural diversity across our campuses and have approximately 9% of students that identify as being from non-English speaking backgrounds. We are proud to promote that studying with our students will give you one of the best possible perspectives on life in Australia.
How to apply
You can apply: