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Keen to explore study options for your future? Do you need to relaunch and relearn? From short courses that give you foundation skills right up to preparation for degree-level study, TAFE NSW will prepare you for your future.

These courses can help you build digital skills to confidently work with computers. They can help you build the foundations for a number of careers, or just give you everyday skills in how to use a computer.

Would you like to apply for entry to the Australian Defence Force (ADF), but lack a Year 10 level Mathematics qualification? TAFE NSW's Statement of Attainment in Defence Preparation courses will provide you with the skills required for your application and will benefit your ongoing career.

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Do you need Year 10 or Year 12 equivalent qualifications, or an ATAR? From short courses that give you foundation skills right up to preparation for degree-level study, TAFE NSW will prepare you for your future.

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Jack McIntosh

A Force to be reckoned with

"With the help of my teachers, who would sometimes stay after hours to help me complete my assessments, I was able to successfully complete the course."

Jack McIntosh

TAFE NSW Port Macquarie student Jack McIntosh, winner of the prestigious Career Pathways, Aboriginal Languages and Employability Skills Student of the Year award at the TAFE NSW Excellence Awards, is certainly someone who knows how to achieve a goal.  

With a desire to join the Australian Defence Force (ADF), Jack was faced with the reality that entry required completion of Year 10 English and Maths. So Jack chose TAFE NSW to study at because of “the adult learning environment, which ended up being the right choice because I was able to do very well.”  

So well, in fact, that in addition to winning the prestigious Excellence Award, Jack was also selected to become an Artillery Operator in the ADF – one of only 50 applicants selected from a pool of 4000 applicants nation-wide. 

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Do you want to study a degree course? TAFE NSW offers courses to support entry into degrees. These courses will be available to study full-time, part-time or through flexible learning options from July 2019. Enquire now to register your interest >

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If you’re looking for a pathway to university or a pathway to a new job, TAFE NSW has a range of courses to give you foundation skills, as well as courses to help you prepare for degree-level study. TAFE NSW pathway courses at are designed to give you the essential skills and knowledge you need to prepare for your future.

TAFE NSW pathway courses can help to build your confidence, improve your study techniques, and provide the essential education and training you need to open your world up to an even larger range of opportunities and possibilities.

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What opportunities could an access education course lead to?

Education and training can open a world full of opportunities. 

TAFE NSW can assist you with key learning steps that you may need for future progression. Our courses are able to provide you with the skills you need to construct your chosen career. These course consist of:

Career Pathways and Employability Skills
Are you looking for education support to enhance your career pathways? Or short courses to build your foundation skills list? Our tailored courses can prepare you for the future you’ve always dreamt of. 

Computer Skills 
Building digital skills can be key across a variety of career roles. Our computer skills courses offer a wide range of pathways to ensure you have the right skills for your job set. These consist of Computer Repair, Digital Media and Telecommunications Technology. 

Defence Force Entry 
Are you looking to join the Australian Defence Force (ADF)? To support your application, we can assist you in your studies of Year 10 Maths, Science and English. 

HSC and Further Study
Do you need your Year 10, Year 12 equivalent qualification? Or maybe you’re looking for your ATAR for university? Our HSC and Further Study courses vary from short courses which will provide foundation skills, all the way to preparation for degree-level study.  

Through the TAFE NSW HSC, Further Study and Career Pathways courses, you can gain the qualifications you need to broaden your career opportunities for a brighter future.