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Explore a study and career path
that works for you

Studying at TAFE NSW is more than just ‘doing a course’. Sample a career. Find your passion. Express yourself in small, friendly classes. Get career advice from industry-expert teachers. With our support, you’ll be creating your own career path in no time.

Heather was accepted into the London College of Fashion – University of the Arts London – before she even started her final HSC exams.

She's the youngest Australian ever to be offered a place, and it’s thanks to her HSC fashion project she created at Bradfield Senior College and TAFE NSW.


Find your own pathways to tertiary study

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Your first step towards your future

TAFE NSW support, industry knowledge and nationally recognised courses help you to find the right path. Whether you’re looking to start an education journey or need inspiration for a career,

Explore careers

Learn as you go with an apprenticeship

Lucas Payne

Lucas looked for a path by doing an apprenticeship with Moolarben Coal Operations. Now, he’s also an award winner.

Lucas is the Skillset Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Apprentice of the Year. Skillset recognises individuals, businesses and organisations who have excelled in education, workforce and environment programs.

It’s one of the ways TAFE NSW and industry keep connected so they can ensure the right training is being delivered in the right way.

My TAFE NSW studies are where I have learned all of the important skills of my job,” says Lucas.

“I was able to take this practical study and apply it to my work. The skills I have learned while training means I can confidently make a valuable contribution for my employer."


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Getting experience

Top tips from TAFE NSW Counsellors

Take a short cut
TAFE NSW has hundreds of short course options, some fully subsidised, to help people explore their interests in industry and career areas.
Give it a go at school
If you are in Year 11 or 12, check out a hands-on TVET course as part of your HSC. These give you a hands-on taste of career areas and many of these courses can also count towards your ATAR!
Put your hand up
Many employers and organisations provide volunteer opportunities to build skills, confidence and contacts.
Don't stress
It's OK not to have a concrete goal right away. Spend time learning about different industries, jobs and, importantly, yourself.

Be supported