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Study in a way that suits you and go further with TAFE NSW

If the time has come for you to leave school and you want to continue your study, improve your skills and become job-ready, then TAFE NSW can offer you a range of courses and qualifications to put you on the right path to success. There are many exciting options available for you to use your TAFE study as a platform to enter the workforce, get into university or as part of an apprenticeship or traineeship in a trade.

"We believe that what you do now can determine a better tomorrow"

Do something your future self will thank you for

Hundreds of courses to choose from

We offer courses that will ensure you are at the top of the industry of your choosing and help get you work-ready. There are a range of qualification levels to choose from to get you on the right path.

Flexible study options

At TAFE NSW you can study part-time or full-time and in some cases long distance. We can arrange apprenticeships and traineeships in a supportive environment to make sure your get the most out of your time studying with us.

The best training and support

We are an award winning provider of vocational training and our staff can provide you with helpful support no matter what your circumstances or dreams may be.

Express yourself at TAFE NSW
Express yourself at TAFE NSW
  • No matter what your passion or skill level, we have a course to suit everyone’s interests and ambitions.

  • Our courses range from trades, community support, health, IT, agriculture and creative arts, just to name a few.

  • You can study a Diploma, Traineeship, Certificates, Apprenticeship, Advanced Diplomas and more.

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TAFE to Uni Pathways
TAFE to Uni Pathways
  • TAFE NSW can offer a possible ‘entry bonus’ into our partner universities which gives you a better chance of getting into the degree you want.

  • Some courses at TAFE NSW can make you eligible for up to 6-12 months credit towards your university degree.

  • Fast-tracking your study at university by completing a Certificate or Diploma in a specific area will mean you can enter the workforce with a range of knowledge and skills.

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Be the best you can be
Be the best you can be
  • For many employers across a range of industries TAFE training is valued very highly as equipping workers with the skills and knowledge they need to hit the ground running.

  • Our hands on learning in our state-of-the-art training facilities will put you a step ahead of the rest and our teachers are skilled industry professionals who are passionate about their area of expertise.

  • Studying at TAFE NSW will give you the skills and confidence to work in your preferred industry and gives employers the knowledge that you have studied at the best vocational training centre on the NSW north coast.

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Misty Ah-See, Port Macquarie - My Certificate III has led me to a new and exciting chapter in my life and I’m excited to start my new journey.

"My Certificate III has led me to a new and exciting chapter in my life and I’m excited to start my new journey."

Misty Ah-See, Port Macquarie

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