Awards and recognition

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A leader in vocational education and training

TAFE NSW has received numerous awards and accolades for our programs, courses, staff and students in both state and national categories.


Approved Delegate of the Australian Skills Quality Authority

TAFE NSW - North Coast (RTO 90010) is an approved delegate of the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). Identified as a high performing registered training organisation that delivers quality nationally recognised training and assessment, TAFE NSW – North Coast is able to apply changes to its scope of registration quickly and efficiently, ensuring responsiveness to market demand.

Please refer to the Approved Delegate page on the ASQA website for more information.

At the top of our game

As can be seen in our Vital Statistics, TAFE NSW is a much awarded training organisation, whether it be for our high-achieving students, our expert and qualified staff, our collaborative partnerships or for the organisation as a whole.

Award winning students

Students at TAFE NSW consistently win local, regional, state and national awards, as reported in our News items in the Student Life area.

For example, Nursing student Sally Avery, a Birpai woman from Port Macquarie, received three awards in 2014, including the two top awards of Student of the Year and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year. Ms Avery also won the Student Recognition Award in the Community Services and Health category.

The judging panel recognised Ms Avery with the three awards because of her commitment to excellence whilst managing the rigorous demands of her qualification along with employment, caring for her family and contributing to the local Aboriginal community.

Outstanding training

  • TAFE North Coast won the 2012 Australian Training Award in the  Skills for Sustainability category.

  • TAFE North Coast won the North Coast Tourism Award in the Education category in 2011 and 2012, and the Bronze award in the NSW Tourism Award for Outstanding Achievement in Education and Training.

  • In 2009, we were the leading TAFE institute for Aboriginal education and training in the TAFE NSW Gili Awards.

Exceptional people

  • Our staff members consistently gain recognition for their professionalism and quality, as reported in our News pages

  • TAFE North Coast was rated as best in 2013 for customer service of all TAFE institutes in Australia, and in the top three for all organisations

  • TAFE North Coast was recognised as the State Finalist in the Excellence in People Management category in 2007 at the Australian Human Resources Institute Awards.

  • We were also named in the top three organisations in Australia for People Management.

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