INTERNATIONAL - Enrol - Orientation - Content


Each TAFE NSW location conducts an orientation session before each course begins.

The orientation session provides new students with information about:

  • Living in Australia
  • Working in Australia
  • The range of services available to international students
  • Whom to contact if you need help during your stay

You are also introduced to your International Students Coordinator and you meet other international students who are starting at TAFE NSW.

It is very important that you attend the orientation session which will:

  • Provide useful information on studying, living and working in Australia
  • Answer your questions
  • Help you settle into your new environment

Arrange your flights so that you arrive in Australia at least one week before your course starts so that you can attend the orientation session.

You will need to bring along your Unique Student Identifier (USI). Download and complete the TAFE NSW USI document.

Orientation sessions are designed by each location to suit their particular students which include:

  • Welcome and introduction to TAFE NSW
  • Campus tour
  • Enrolment procedures
  • Visa regulations
  • Working in Australia - your rights as an employee
  • Information on counselling and career services
  • Study skills
  • Student support services
  • Accommodation information
  • Library resources
  • Overseas Health Cover
  • Banking
  • Safety
  • Local places of interest
  • Lunch

Find out about health, safety, working and more in the Living in NSW section of this website or download the guide to studying & living in Australia.

Download the Orientation Guide

Orientation details by location

Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diplomas

Semester 1, 2020 January Randwick
January Northern Beaches
January Design Centre Enmore
January Petersham
January Ultimo, Day 1
January Ultimo, Day 2
January Meadowbank
January Ryde
January St Leonards
January Hunter
January Wollongong / Shellharbour / Primary Industries Centre / National Environment Centre
January Bankstown
January Blacktown
January Campbelltown
January Castle Hill
January Granville
January Kingswood
January Mount Druitt
January Nirimba
January Richmond
February St George
February Macquarie Fields
Semester 2, 2020 July Hunter
July Shellharbour

Higher Education

Semester 1, 2020 February Ultimo
February Design Centre Enmore
February Granville
February Meadowbank
February Randwick
February Nirimba

*TAFE NSW English Language Centre. Find out more about English courses.

** Individual Support, Nursing, Health Services, Animal Care, Fashion, Laboratory Technology, Hospitality, Commercial Cookery, Retail Baking, Nutrition, Event Management, Information Technology, Music, Photoimaging, Community Services, Floristry, Travel and tourism.

*** Accounting, Business, Marketing, Human Resources, Engineering, Property Services, Surveying, Civil Construction, Beauty Therapy, Hairdressing, Building and Construction.