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For students and graduates

Recognition of prior learning

Students who have completed other studies in a related field or who have extensive relevant industry experience may be eligible for exemption from similar subjects. All applications for exemption must be made to the course coordinator and must include supporting documentation. Students should attend class until they are formally advised that their application for exemption has been granted.


TAFE NSW Higher Education has policies and procedures relating to assessment, academic conduct, progression, exclusion, graduation, tuition fees and student grievances.

Download the Students' Guide to Higher Education Policies or access all TAFE policies here.


The forms below are governed by TAFE NSW Higher Education policies and procedures. It is always advisable to talk to your course coordinator if you are thinking of withdrawing or before changing your study pattern.

Other forms directly related to your studies (e.g. assessment cover sheet, request for an extension, request to review an assessment result, etc) should be downloaded from your course Moodle.

For graduating students

The graduation ceremonies for students completing their studies at the end of 2018 will be held on Thursday 4 and Friday 5 April 2019. Students eligible to graduate will receive an invitation to the graduation in February 2019.

The midyear 2018 graduation was held on Thursday 20 September 2018. Students who attended the graduation can purchase portrait photographs directly from GFP Photography by visiting the GFP Photography website and selecting "TAFE NSW" in the drop down list.

If you have any further enquiries about graduation, email

Contact us

If you have an enquiry regarding a TAFE NSW degree course you have completed or are currently enrolled in you should contact the course coordinator at the campus you studied at. For all other enquiries, you can email: