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About TAFE NSW

Who we are

TAFE NSW is the leading provider of vocational education and training in Australia. Each year, more than 500,000 students enrol into nationally recognised courses and training.

We aim to provide high quality, personalised vocational education and training to build prosperity, sustainability and innovation throughout New South Wales.  We’re passionate about helping you build skills, create success and become inspired to achieve a better future. We believe in helping students and businesses to unlock their potential and helping them achieve long term success throughout their career.

TAFE NSW has a great reputation for industry and business partnerships. These relationships ensure we provide a high quality, job ready workforce to business and industry. To maintain this level of success, we are constantly adapting our courses and facilities to suit local community and industry needs.

Our state-of-the-art facilities and modern campuses means we can offer you some of the best vocational education available to get you job-ready. Additionally, our team of experienced teachers  have active industry networks which ensures that all our students get the highest level of practical training. Our award-winning training is recognised through the growth of our strong and valued industry partnerships, the high rate of employment of our graduates and the recognition of our alumni within the community.

We have 130 study locations across the state, each with a friendly and welcoming feel and lots of great areas for relaxing, studying or catching up with friends.

We’re part of TAFE NSW’s strong, trusted brand and have been recognised for our quality for more than 120 years. Throughout that time, TAFE NSW has embraced change, focusing on the evolving needs of the community and we look forward to doing so long into the future.

Our ambition is to be the brand in global demand to build skills for success in today's and tomorrow's world. We're committed to our students and customers and the role we play in changing lives and opening up opportunities through learning.

What we do

At TAFE NSW we provide an extensive range of courses and qualifications to suit everyone from school leavers to career changers and businesses.

We offer a range of vocational courses including short courses and certificates to Diploma and Advanced Diploma level. TAFE NSW is also registered as a higher education provider and offers degree level programs across a range of vocations.

From full-time to part-time study, fully online or face-to-face, we offer different programs to suit your needs. Whether you’re finishing school, changing your career, returning to work after a break, or whether you’re looking to win that next promotion or even build your business, we offer exciting courses designed to equip you with the skills you need for the job success you want.

TAFE NSW stands apart as an educational organisation by operating as the Government's public provider of vocational education and training (VET).

TAFE NSW fulfils its role as the public provider by:

  • providing a state-wide service,
  • offering a broad choice of courses,
  • providing inclusive services,
  • delivering skills critical to the NSW economy,
  • leading quality, innovation and customer focus in service delivery,
  • operating as a sustainable business, and
  • being an employer of choice.

Our commitment to aligning with industry needs is achieved through the close, working relationships that our teaching staff have with industry partners and clients, as well as our strong support for students gaining their qualifications in the workplace.

Through the use of the latest technology, the TAFE NSW delivers training to the home or workplace, providing opportunities for more people to study on their own terms.

We build the skills, qualifications and employability of people in regional Australia, supporting rural and remote regions to develop skilled professionals locally. This ensures that benefits to graduates include excellent employment prospects, higher salaries and improved chances of promotion.

TAFE NSW also offers the training and qualifications small businesses need to help them expand and grow as an organisation. If you’re a larger business intent on developing your workforce skill set – or seeking to train new recruits – we deliver customised training and accredited qualifications anywhere, anytime, and in delivery modes to suit you.

Now and into the future,TAFE NSW will continue to deliver the skills that drives a strong economy, supports vibrant communities and helps individuals, enterprises and industries to adapt and thrive.

What does TAFE stand for?

The acronym TAFE stands for Technical and Further Education. TAFE NSW is Australia's largest vocational education and training provider, based in New South Wales.