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What support looks like at TAFE NSW

Studying is rewarding, but it also has challenges. TAFE NSW is proud to help you meet those challenges.

What support looks like at TAFE NSW

Your success is our success. Seriously. It's why we're here. 

Support services

TAFE NSW has a huge range of services to support you, including:

  • Accessibility and disability services
  • Aboriginal student support
  • Library services
  • Career and course counselling
  • Financial help
  • International students
  • Multicultural support
  • Learner support

Learner support explained

At TAFE NSW, you study in small, supportive classes and have plenty of one-on-one time with teachers. But we also offer you extra support if you need it, including:

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • English as a second language
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Computing skills
  • Communication skills

How you access that learner support depends on your needs. It might be one-on-one, in small groups, online or in any number of ways.

Support for studying online

With TAFE Digital, you can be anywhere, except alone. As a TAFE Digital student, you have access to the full range of support services, and you’ll also have your own network and course coordinator.


Understanding ‘counselling’

Any enrolled student of TAFE NSW can access the full range of counselling services for career planning, personal wellbeing matters, or educational difficulties.

If you're thinking of enrolling at TAFE NSW, you can also access TAFE NSW counsellors for assistance with course and career planning.

Remember: counsellors are trained counsellors not ‘sales people’ (not that there’s anything wrong with sales people). They are here to do the best by you.

Connecting with a TAFE NSW counsellor

  • Click on 'BE Supported
  • Select your preferred TAFE NSW location 
  • Use the listed phone number or email to start a conversation with a TAFE NSW counsellor

Check out our tips about staying safe and in touch in the COVID-19 environment.


Explore TAFE NSW scholarships

There are hundreds of scholarships for TAFE NSW students, so make this year your year to be rewarded. While some scholarships are based on academic merit, most TAFE NSW scholarships are focused on your commitment to study and your chosen career path. Just show us how passionate you are!

Take advantage of fee-free courses

TAFE NSW has an amazing range of fee-free courses (remember that eligibility criteria apply).

  • Fee-free online short courses
  • Free 24/7 access to LinkedIn Learning for all enrolled students
  • Free micro-learning resources
  • Government programs
  • Bushfire Relief
  • Women in Business
  • Mature Age Workers Scholarship
  • Destination Australia Scholarship


Subsidised courses

Government-subsidised training means that, if you are eligible and there is a subsidised place available, the government will pay a part of the student fee on your behalf, with you paying the balance.

Courses range from Smart and Skilled courses to subsidised undergraduate certificates so you can get a head start on your diploma.

TAFE NSW Virtual Open Day will take place across the 9-10 September. Register now to access all the information and expert advice you need to find the career that’s right for you.

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