Study - Types of courses

Types of courses

The path to success begins at TAFE NSW

TAFE NSW offers over 1,200 courses with a choice of qualifications, duration, industry areas and learning styles to suit your needs. You can choose a course from job areas as varied as community services, hospitality, business or construction through our network of over 130 campuses across NSW. So no matter what your career goals are, TAFE NSW can help you get to where you want to be.

Courses available at TAFE NSW:

  • are developed in consultation with industry experts, and are reviewed regularly to ensure that you are work-ready when you graduate;
  • include industry placements or learning in simulated workplace environments, to ensure you get practical, hands-on experience; and
  • offer a range of flexible and online learning options to give you the freedom to study when and where you want.

Subsidised Training and Qualifications

TAFE NSW offers a great range of subsidised training courses and qualifications for you or your small business. Best of all, as most of these courses are available at no cost to you, there's absolutely no reason to not enrol right now. These qualifications and courses are designed to upskill small business owners in management, digital and financial skills, or to offer subsidised courses for individuals in tertiary preparation skills, employment foundation skills or English language skills. With some of the subsidised training courses and qualifications providing full credits towards nationally recognised, job ready qualifications, now is the perfect time to either start studying or take your small business to the next level, with TAFE NSW!

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Short courses

Designed to give you the skills you need in the quickest possible time, our short courses range in duration from a few hours to a number of months. Plus you can study when it suits you – during the day, in the evening or on weekends.

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Online courses

Part of TAFE NSW, TAFE Digital offers over 250 current and industry relevant courses across a range of modern industries to help you gain a nationally recognised qualification in your area of interest. Giving you the flexibility to adapt your study around your family and lifestyle, TAFE Digital inclusive digital environment allows easy, 24/7 access to extensive learning resources. To support you throughout your studies, our platform delivers real-time interaction with teachers and fellow students via virtual classrooms, online forums and various other online collaboration tools.

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Be Employed and qualified faster

Looking for real world skills and experience to help you get the job you want? Check out our Schools Ambition webpage to explore our degrees, diplomas and courses.

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Apprenticeships and traineeships

When you study an apprenticeship or traineeship with TAFE NSW, you not only get the tools you need to become qualified in your field, but you can start earning money while you learn.

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Certificates I–IV

Certificates I–IV teach you a range of skills (from introductory to advanced levels) to help you get job-ready or promoted.

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Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas

Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas offer you complex and technical skills to help gain a more in depth understanding of subject matter, and help you to progress your career.

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TAFE NSW Degrees are nationally accredited and give you the practical skills, theoretical knowledge, and industry connections that you need to become a success in a range of fields.

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Get help choosing the right study option for you

Whether you’re looking for hands-on, structured training or the ability to learn in your own place at your own pace, TAFE NSW is here to help you choose the right study option. We know every student has unique needs, that’s why we help combine different learning models and tailor the delivery to suit you.

Our friendly Customer Service Centre support staff can help you with any questions you might have about our on-campus, online or distance study options.

Contact us

Enquire online or call 131 601.