The Institute

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 distance 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.