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Entry Requirements

Almost every qualification, from Certificate to Degree has minimum entry requirements. Whether it's English language, academic prerequisites or an additional portfolio, it's important that you check that you meet these entry requirements to begin your studies.

Don't forget to check the details listed under "Entry Requirements" on each course information page for specific English language, academic and other requirements.

Check the course entry requirements

  • Make sure you meet the English language and academic requirements of the course you want to study. If you don't meet the English requirements, we can help you. Enrol in an English course at TAFE NSW, let us know you want to do this in Section 4A of the application form.
  • Some courses have one or more prerequisites, which are lower level courses you need to complete first i.e. to study an Advanced Diploma, you may have to complete a Certificate IV and a Diploma course first.
  • Some courses require you to complete additional entry requirements e.g. submit an essay or portfolio of work along with your application.

Study requirements

Mode of Study

International students are required to enrol into full time courses only, where there is a minimum of 20 hours course contact hours scheduled. At least two thirds of the scheduled course contact hours will require face-to-face attendance with your teacher. The remaining course contact hours may consist of online and/or self-paced learning. Upon enrolment you will receive a copy of your personal timetable.

To assist your planning click here to access the academic year calendar.

Assessment method

TAFE NSW courses are assessed through a combination of assessment types that may include written assignments, case studies, reports, group tasks, portfolios and/or presentations. Some vocational courses require students attend one or multiple work placement sessions. Students must successfully pass all units to complete the qualification.

Equipment and learning resources

TAFE NSW campuses have a range of equipment and learning resources available to assist all students. A variety of equipment such as computers, internet access, whiteboard and collaborative spaces along with a range of different simulated work environments are available. Additional learning resources can be found in the campus library facilities.