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TAFE means Technical and Further Education. TAFE in New South Wales comprises 10 institutes which cover different geographic areas of the state. Each Institute has more than one campus. TAFE NSW is Australia's largest training provider, with over 500,000 enrolments every year.

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TAFE NSW is Australia’s leading provider of vocational education and training with more than 500,000 enrolments each year. Whether you’re an individual looking for your first job, a promotion, a career change or a pathway to a degree or you’re an employer seeking training solutions for your workforce, TAFE NSW can deliver a range of courses and services to suit your needs.


TAFE NSW delivers a range of long and short courses that offer a choice of industry areas, learning styles and qualifications to suit your needs. Courses are offered full-time, part-time and flexibly through distance and online learning.

They offer over 1,200 nationally recognised vocational qualifications from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level, as well as Graduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, Statements of Attainment and TAFE NSW statements. They also offer higher education qualifications at Degree level. A wide range of short courses offers professional development and career acceleration options.

Flexible Study Options

TAFE NSW Institutes deliver courses flexibly using the latest online teaching technologies. You have the freedom to attend colleges at times that suit your needs, or you can study at work, home or any other location when it suits you.

The Open Training Education Network (OTEN) also provides world-class distance education services and products through a range of media.

Many TAFE NSW Institutes offer flexible study options for selected courses or units − either entirely as remote access using eLearning resources and web-based communication, or as a mix of classroom and online delivery. Flexible courses and units are offered across a wide range of vocational and industry areas.

Modes are listed in the course description for each course. Courses that offer learning and assessment in a variety of modes (on-campus, off-campus, distance learning, online learning, and combinations of these) will be marked ‘Flexible Attendance’ (FX).

Various Locations

Chances are that TAFE NSW will have a location that suits your needs. Courses are offered at over 130 campuses across NSW. TAFE NSW campuses are grouped by geographical regions into ‘Institutes’.


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