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Global Education Partnerships
TAFE NSW delivers Australian vocational and education training courses to over 3,000 students worldwide, through our network of global education partners. We specialise in developing joint programs and education pathway partnerships, including industry training.
Our global education partnerships:
Kunming Metallurgy College, China
TAFE NSW established a business connection with Kunming Metallurgy College in 2013 and commenced delivery of a dual-qualification in Environmental Monitoring and Technology in 2015 that will see KMC students graduate with recognition of their skills in both China and Australia.
Kunming Metallurgy College, a vocational college in the Yunnan province of China that specialises in areas of engineering, science, humanities and social sciences, has enrolled nearly 100 students into the diploma course to date and through close co-operation between TAFE NSW and KMC teachers, has also trained Kunming teachers in the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
Global Academy of Tourism & Hospitality Education, Nepal
NSW established a partnership with GATE Vocational College in 2015. GATE is an award winning Tourism and Hospitality academy founded in Kathmandu, Nepal. To help cater for a high demand in the national and international hospitality industry, a benchmarking and recognition program between TAFE NSW North Coast and GATE was introduced for the Certificate III in Commercial Cookery. To date, 58 GATE students have successfully achieved their TAFE NSW Certificate III in Commercial Cookery and GATE trainers have also completed a TAFE NSW Certificate IV in Training and Assessment qualification.
Beijing College of Politics and Law (BCPL), China
Beijing College of Politics and Law (BCPL), established in 1982, is a general higher vocational college approved by Beijing Municipal People's Government, and governed by Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. BCPL has 4,500 full time students. In partnership with BCPL, TAFE NSW offers the Certificate IV in Business, Diploma of International Business and Advanced Diploma of Management.
Guangdong Industry Technical College (GDITC), China
Guangdong Industry Technical College (GDITC) was founded in 1933 and is a higher education institution under the Guangdong Provincial Government. Since 1933 more than 40,000 students have been trained at GDITC. There are currently 8,000 enrolled students living on campus and 500 faculty and staff members of which 80 are professors and associate professors. In partnership with GDITC, TAFE offers the Certificate IV in Business, Diploma of International Business and Advanced Diploma of Management.
Guangdong Mechanical and Electrical College (GMEC), China
Guangdong Mechanical and Electrical College (GMEC) is a higher education vocational college under the Guangdong Provincial Government. In partnership with GMEC, TAFE NSW offers the Certificate III in Tourism, Diploma of Tourism and Advanced Diploma of Tourism.
Shunde Polytechnic (SP), China
Shunde Polytechnic was founded in 1999 as a full time higher education vocational college, sponsored by Shunde Government and approved by Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. In partnership with SP, TAFE NSW offers the Certificate IV in Purchasing, Diploma of Logistics, Advanced Diploma of Management, and Certificate IV in Marketing, Diploma of Marketing, and Advanced Diploma of Marketing.
Shenzhen Polytechnic (SZPT), China
Shenzhen Polytechnic (SZPT) is a higher education institution approved by Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China to deliver full-time technical and vocational education and training. Founded in 1993, SZPT today has four campuses. In partnership with SZPT, TAFE NSW offers the Certificate IV in Marketing, Diploma of International Business, and Advanced Diploma of Marketing.
Shanghai Business School, China
Shanghai Business School (SBS), is a 60 year old school approved by Ministry of Education of the Peoples' Republic of China. Currently it has more than 10,000 enrolments. In partnership with SBS, TAFE NSW offers the Certificate IV in Business, Diploma of International Business and Advanced Diploma of Management and Certificate IV in Accounting, Diploma of Accounting, and Advanced Diploma of Accounting.
Ningbo City College of Vocational Technology / Ningbo Foreign Affairs School, China
In partnership with Ningbo City College of Vocational Technology (NCC) and Ningbo Foreign Affairs School (NBFAS), TAFE NSW has delivered TAFE NSW qualifications to local Chinese students since 2011. The focus of this partnership is to provide students with a study pathway in English followed by vocational programs which are jointly delivered. Successful students graduate with English language proficiency and have the opportunity to further their education at an Advanced Diploma level. They are then eligible to apply for advanced standing into one of the Australian universities recognising TAFE NSW qualifications. Students embarking upon this pathway would also be eligible for Chinese awards of higher vocational qualifications from NCC.
This highly successful partnership has benefited all parties by improving professional development for teaching staff and enhancing collaboration in course design, material development and teacher exchange. Competency based education and training methodology has been introduced in NCC and NBFAS.
Chengdu Industrial Vocational Technical College (CIVTC), China
TAFE NSW established business connection with Chengdu Industrial Vocational Technical College (CIVTC) in 2012 to plan for joint delivery of TAFE NSW qualifications to students in Chengdu, China in line with the vision of Chengdu Education Bureau which is to match more than 20% of its vocational programs with internationally recognised professional qualifications by 2020.
A range of collaboration including teachers’ professional development and delivery of TAFE English programs at CIVTC have been implemented ever since. In early 2016 WSI trainers conducted Certificate IV Training and Assessments to teachers of CIVTC. The joint delivery partnership commenced in September 2016 and currently offer Advanced Diploma of Deployment Logistics to students in CIVTC.
Zhang Jia Gang Vocational Education Centre, China
Jiagang Vocational Education Centre (ZVEC) is a national key vocational high school established in 1984. TAFE NSW has been in partnership with ZVEC for more than 10 years delivering TAFE NSW Accounting and Business qualifications.
INTI International College Penang, Malaysia
TAFE NSW’s distance delivery arm, TAFE Digital, is proud of its long standing relationship with INTI International College, Penang. The focus of the partnership is to provide a cooperative academic program and world class education to Malaysian students who wish to obtain an Australian national qualification in the Advanced Diploma of Accounting. TAFE Digital resources have been customized and are used in the College classrooms in Penang. TAFE Digital teachers visit Malaysia regularly to provide on-going support and quality assurance of program delivery. The program has successfully operated for over 15 years. It provides Malaysian students with an internationally recognized Accounting qualification and pathway to further study in Australian universities in both Malaysia and Australia.
Fiji National University, Fiji
Fiji National University (FNU) is the largest and first national university in Fiji. More than 1600 University staff are located at campuses spread across towns around the country and offer a wide range of programmes from certificate to postgraduate degrees. FNU retains an orientation towards technical and vocational training, with a focus on qualifications for real jobs and real opportunities for entrepreneurship and self-employment, while providing pathways to further professional studies and higher qualifications.
TAFE NSW has been in partnership with the Fiji National Training and Productivity Centre (NTPC), now part of FNU, since 1998. This successful partnership has grown continuously and now offers a variety of courses through their various campuses. A large number of our students in Fiji study TAFE NSW courses in the following disciplines:
- Business (Accounting)
- Hospitality Management and Commercial Cookery
- Information Technology (Networking)
- Travel and Tourism Management
- Leadership and Management
- Human Resource Management
These qualifications have the same course content and are the same level of qualification as delivered to Australian students in Sydney, Australia.
What our students and clients say
"I am really honoured that I have a chance to study in TAFE for five years. During these five years, I have experienced the integration of Chinese and Western education. As a commissary in charge of studies, I have learned how to communicate with foreign teachers, how to work in team effectively with my classmates as well as how to reach my entrepreneurial potential. Apart from this, I also enjoy many school activities in NBFAS, such as school carnival, debating competition and school marathon. These activities not only bring my school life more fun, but also help me progress remarkably. Personally speaking, the education system in TAFE is more reasonable than senior high school. After 5 years’ study in TAFE, we can either choose to study abroad or take part in college entrance examination to get Bachelor’s Degree. Thanks to my teachers and friends in TAFE, I will do my further study in Zhejiang Gongshang University next term. Finally, I wish every TAFER can get reward here."