International - Urgent Updates

Update for International students

Information about the guidelines for NIL visa application charges can be found here.

Information about the Visa Flexibility Package announced on 20 July 2020 can be found here.

Call the Service NSW hotline (13 77 88) for further information on the COVID-19 temporary crisis accommodation support available to you.

Visit the Australian Government Study in Australia website for the latest coronavirus information and FAQ for international students.

Visit the Study NSW International Student Welfare Services Hub for the latest information about the support services that are available to international students in Australia – locally and nationally.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Updated 10:23 am 22 July 2020

Update for students about coronavirus (COVID-19)

With the easing of restrictions, TAFE NSW has implemented a range of new proactive measures to limit the impact of COVID-19 on how you may study with TAFE NSW.

These new measures allow us to deliver controlled face to face learning, alongside connected learning, to provide you with the best possible experience and educational outcomes in Term 3.

No matter how training is delivered, TAFE NSW has state-wide guidelines, and risk management practices in place to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all staff and students.

For general questions about starting your study, this student readiness hub answers your common queries, like resetting a password, accessing online services, using campus facilities and more. You can also use this hub to request support.

Campuses and libraries are open

Our campuses are open and we will continue to provide the following support:

  • Childcare centres
  • Counselling
  • Disability services
  • Aboriginal support
  • International support
  • Student associations

TAFE NSW has state-wide social distancing guidelines, and risk management practices in place to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all those who deliver and use our services. 

These guidelines allow library teams to provide a locally appropriate range of services based on the size, space and availability of facilities, student numbers and their primary needs. 

Student support services

TAFE NSW offers free counselling services for all students. You can book a one to one personal phone or video session with a TAFE NSW Counsellor. To book a session:

  1. Visit
  2. Pick your preferred TAFE NSW location.
  3. Click the ‘More about this campus’ button.
  4. Use the phone number or email listed to start a conversation with a TAFE Counsellor.

For more information about the range of support services TAFE NSW offers, visit our support webpage.

If you feel unsafe and need assistance for a mental health issue, call the Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511.

Australian Government advice

The Australian Government has provided a daily COVID-19 health alert including: