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Be Deadly Explore Your Career Paths and Study Options
We welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and support all students in getting the most out of education and training, helping open up future employment opportunities. From music and film to Aboriginal languages and cultures, our courses are taught in small and friendly groups, with personalised support that will make you comfortable.
Making your passion work for you
Be empowered with TAFE NSW
Find your passion, discover a new career or learn a new skill – you can do it all with TAFE NSW.
"I would not be where I am today without TAFE NSW"
Elizabeth ‘Aunty Beth’ Wright is a proud member of the Gamilaraay nation and an award-winning Aboriginal Cultures and Languages teacher at TAFE NSW Yarradamarra Centre, Dubbo Campus. Aunty Beth credits teaching at TAFE NSW – as well as the inspiration she draws from her culture, family, friends and identity – as allowing her to achieve her goals.
“I wanted to be a lawyer, but now I’ve found my dreaming,” says Aunty Beth. “TAFE NSW gave me the opportunity to do what I do.”
Choosing another course of action
"The teachers were great … and the support was amazing."
Folau Paul Talbot is a proud Gamilaroi man and has completed multiple studies in Dental Assisting from TAFE NSW. Folau has big plans for his career. He wants to train as a dental prosthetist, own his own dental business and one day be the Director of an Aboriginal Health Centre. “I didn’t complete just one certificate, I completed multiple, so the support was amazing,” Folau says. “TAFE NSW is amazing. Hands down – amazing.”
'Calm' and 'Support' leads to study success
With an ATAR of 94, Angela is on her way to a law career – thanks to the TAFE NSW Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC) and her own hard work. The proud Yuin woman wanted to get her education back on track: “I studied full-time for one year, becoming more confident,” she says. “I was allowing the teachers to teach me!”
Angela credits the calm environment and support as being crucial to her study success. If you want to explore your further education options in a supportive environment where your success is the goal of everyone, consider a TAFE NSW Tertiary Preparation Certificate.