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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

The student finds her own path to become the teacher

Kaylene Milner

(and entrepreneur and cult designer and …)

Kaylene Milner has enjoyed an exciting eight years since graduating from the Fashion Design Studio in 2011. She launched her namesake label and won the Fashion Future Scholarship to live and work in New York, where she gained experience at both Diane Von Furstenberg design studio and Fashion Snoops trend forecasting agency.

Upon returning to Australia in 2013, Kaylene joined the Fashion Design Studio as a design teacher, launched her cult knitwear brand, “WAH-WAH AUSTRALIA,” then won the 2017 Premier’s TAFE NSW scholarship. Quite the path for this entrepreneurial design teacher and mentor!

Find your path

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Find your path with Jonesy


You may know him as Jonesy, from Jonesy and Amanda on WSFM. Or may not know him at all. That’s OK. He doesn’t mind. But, anyway, this former TAFE NSW student (and truck driver and sewer worker) and current radio super star has some great advice for you.

Find your future

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You’re ready to start and we’re ready for you

Get your head around your options, so you can get going!

Are there scholarships for TAFE NSW courses?

Every year we award hundreds of scholarships to our students, so make this year your year. Check out scholarships

How flexible are the hours and submission dates?

You will have a lot of choice and flexibility that may include full-time, part-time, online, evening and even weekend options. Most TAFE NSW students also work and have loads of other commitments so we’re all about you. Choose your style of course

What support is available?

Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, the resources, the facilities and even the counselling to help you focus on your studies and training. Check out our support services

Which course level is right?

Your course should always be linked to what the industry and employers are looking for. It should teach you the skills you need to know in the career you are ready to start. Sometimes a TAFE NSW Degree is best, but other times another course like a Certificate III might be the best and most focused course for your career needs.

BE Ambitious

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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