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How to get a TAFE NSW Diploma

Graduates at the Diploma level will have a broad range of cognitive, technical and communication skills that can advance them in almost any area

A Diploma qualification is a great asset for anyone to have. The Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz traipsed all the way down that endless yellow brick road and was almost burned alive by the Wicked Witch's fireball to get his Diploma. But it's considerably less stressful and arduous to obtain a TAFE NSW Diploma qualification, regardless of the subject matter or industry area.

A TAFE NSW Diploma sits above a Certificate IV qualification and below an Advanced Diploma qualification, to which it's a popular pathway. Both the Diploma and Advanced Diploma levels offer more complex and technical skills and theoretical concepts than the Certificate levels cover, and are good at helping people to advance their careers with more specialised, expert knowledge. Graduates at the Diploma level will have a broad range of cognitive, technical and communication skills that can advance them in almost any area. A Diploma typically takes one to two years to complete.

And it almost goes without saying that a TAFE NSW Diploma has the well-known ‘TAFE advantage'. "It's practical, it's very much hands-on," says ex-student James Bruce. "What you learn at TAFE in the classroom is what you use in real life." And James should know. After successfully obtaining his Diploma in Accounting, he went on to complete the Advanced Diploma in Accounting in 2013.

There are a number of TAFE NSW Online Diploma courses currently enrolling that combine the technical knowledge of a Diploma with the convenience of flexibly online delivery. Explore your career options at TAFE NSW.