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LET’S GET YOUR CAREER OFF
TO A GREAT START

Get the best start to your dream career. TAFE NSW courses are created and delivered to give you the foundations you need for the career you want to explore. We’re all giving you the skills you need to get the best employment outcomes for tomorrow’s world. We’re all about you and your career.

Jorja added a TAFE NSW Certificate IV in Marketing to her communications degree so she could stand out from all the degree graduates. When her teacher was contacted by an employer looking for a top TAFE NSW student for a marketing and communications role, Jorja got her chance and aced the interview!

“Studying with TAFE NSW gave me not only the practical skills needed to be successful, but the networks which are so important to have ... I have a great job, I’m now also on the Hunter Young Professionals Board,” says Jorja.

Get a great start

I have been able to get this far because of what I learned at TAFE NSW

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The skills you need for the job you want

TAFE NSW courses are industry-recognised and flexibly delivered, meaning your education journey
is yours to control.

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Get your career cooking

Emma Collins

From menu creation to running the kitchen, Emma’s career is seasoned to perfection, thanks to the skills and expertise she is developing as an apprentice chef at award-winning Orange restaurant, Racine. Emma also credits TAFE NSW real-world training restaurant Dharra Ngurang as giving her crucial insights into working as a head chef in a restaurant.

"I've really enjoyed … overlooking everything to make sure the kitchen is running smoothly," she says. "It's given me an idea of what it's like working in a different kitchen environment to my current kitchen."

TAFE NSW Head Teacher of Tourism and Hospitality, Amanda Glassop, said that Emma was a classic case of someone who had a good idea of what they wanted to do, and making the right choice of TAFE NSW to nail down the skills and real-world experience they need.

“Emma is the perfect example of students coming to TAFE NSW and learning the practical skills that result in real-life employment outcomes,” says Amanda.

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Getting the inside knowledge you need

TAFE NSW Counsellors give you the inside word on getting on the inside.

Put your hand up
Many employers and organisations provide volunteer opportunities to build skills, confidence and contacts. You can get experience, make contacts and learn skills that you can’t get anywhere else.
BE connected
Many TAFE NSW courses have work experience as part of the course. This is a perfect way to focus your study options. TAFE NSW always provides great opportunities to network with industry professionals, enhancing your knowledge experience and opening doors.
Get going at school
If you are in Year 11 or 12, you can look at a TAFE Vocational Education and Training (TVET) course as part of your HSC. These give you a huge advantage in your career and many of these courses can also count towards your ATAR!
Take a short cut
TAFE NSW has hundreds of short course options, some fully subsidised, to help you get a head-start. Your short course may be able to get credit towards a full qualification later.

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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.

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