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The secret of getting your foot in the door and a job that you love

It’s about what you know. And who you know. TAFE NSW knows.

 The secret of getting your foot in the door and a job that you love

With over 20,000 industry connections, careers advisor support, when it comes to your career we know our stuff.

We’re the people who will help you get your foot in the door, gain real world experience, practical skills and ultimately lead you to your career path.

Work experience works

Work experience works. That’s why we’ve embedded work experience into many TAFE NSW courses. From Aged Care to Fashion Design, Animal Care to Carpentry, our courses often have work placement that is a requirement for successful graduation.

How does work experience help me find my career?

  • Find out what motivates you to get out of bed in the morning by actually experiencing a day in your future life. 
  • Take your classroom theory and apply it practically. Lots of people learn (and retain knowledge) by doing; work experience gives you the opportunity to familiarise yourself with daily tasks, how things operate and what you can expect when you start your career.
  • Grow your contact list by networking with and learning from industry professionals. These are the people that will be hiring, so use this valuable time to connect and build relationships – you never know who will see your resume and it pays to be able to put a face to a name.
  • Employers are looking to hire people who can differentiate themselves from the pack. It’s a competitive job market, so use your work experience to your advantage; add it to your resume, update your LinkedIn profile and explain how and why this experience has been beneficial to you – and will be beneficial to them.

Who knows, if you deliver and you’re the right fit you might just find yourself a new career!

Be skilled for today and your future

By working in close partnership with industry and business, TAFE NSW can respond to emerging trends in the market and deliver you with training that is relevant, current and tailored. This means when you graduate you can be sure that you are industry and job ready.

Connect with employers and graduate job ready

TAFE NSW has been around for 130 years and has been a trusted provider of education for all those years. When employers hire TAFE graduates, they know that they are employing someone with hands-on experience, up-to-date skills and the confidence to get the job done.

We have a whole team dedicated to connecting employers with students and graduates, organising industry work placements, industry events and helping employers through a specialist job matching service.

And let’s not forget our teachers. They are world-class and recognised for their experience and depth of industry knowledge. And they are committed to your success outside the classroom.

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Get on track with the right support

It’s hard to get a foot in the door, if you don’t know what door to choose.

If you’re unsure of what career path you’d like to take, our Counselling and Career Development service can help. It’s free, it’s confidential and it’s designed to help you succeed not only while you’re at TAFE NSW, but also when you graduate.

TAFE NSW Counsellors can help you:

  • Clarify your career goals
  • Find a course that meets your needs
  • Identify obstacles you may be facing – and help you to deal with them
  • Develop skills to manage your career into the future

Why not find your career match with our Be Ambitious app?

With over 20,000 industry connections and 1,200 courses to choose from, TAFE NSW will help you get your foot in the door, gain real world experience and the practical skills you need for a successful career. 

Find your future