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Take action. Make the switch to TAFE NSW.

If you’ve already started down a study path in 2022, but it doesn’t quite feel right – don’t give up. It’s not too late to change the course of your study.

Change your course, make the switch to TAFE NSW, and pursue a path towards your career goals.

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Why make the switch to TAFE NSW?

Explore your options:
TAFE NSW offers a wide variety of courses, including short courses, degrees, diplomas and certificates, meaning you can explore your options with a short course or graduate with a certificate or diploma.

Smaller class sizes:
Our small class sizes are taught in state-of-the-art facilities by industry expert teachers, so you can get the support you need.

Real world learning:
TAFE NSW provides hands on and engaging training, designed so that graduates leave with the job ready skills employers are looking for.

Future proof your career:
We have hundreds of course designed to meet future industry needs, with high demand for employees due to skills shortages.

Fee-free* or affordable training:
You may be eligible for JobTrainer fee-free* training, scholarships or a variety of other government programs designed to support your studies. 

Flexible Learning:
Choose from full-time, part-time, face-to-face, online or virtual classroom study.

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Frequently Asked Questions

TAFE NSW welcomes new students every day. If you’re not loving your course, make the change and transfer from university or your current program, to TAFE NSW. To help avoid any financial or academic penalties, make sure that your course transfer occurs prior to your university course census date.

If university is not going as you expected, making the switch to TAFE NSW is as easy as following these simple steps.

  1. Contact your current institution for information on how to withdraw from your course. To avoid academic or financial penalty, you'll need to do this before your previous education provider's census date.
  2. Find a course that interests you. To apply, read the entry requirements on the course page and double check that there is an intake for the semester in which you want to start studying.
  3. Click on the "Enrol" or "Apply" button on the course location page, to kick off the enrolment or application process.
  4. Accept your offer.

Yes. If you have completed part of a university degree and wish to complete your studies in a TAFE NSW degree program, you may be eligible for credit for the subjects you have completed at university. You should provide a copy of your university transcript of academic record to the course coordinator, so that they can determine what you can get credit for.

TAFE NSW is the leading provider of education and training in Australia.

At TAFE NSW, you will gain the valuable practical skills and industry experience that employers are looking for. With passionate, industry-trained teachers, and by using the latest technology and world class equipment, we can help you achieve your study and career goals faster.

We also offer a number of support services to help you through your study journey.

TAFE NSW has teams dedicated to connecting employers with students and graduates, organising industry work placements, consulting industry events, and helping employers through a specialist job-matching service. We have work experience as a part of many TAFE NSW courses and degrees.

If you choose to enrol in our higher qualifications (i.e. diploma level courses or above), you may be eligible for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan or FEE-HELP Loan, to cover the cost of some or all of your tuition fees.

With hundreds of short courses, certificates, diplomas, and degrees across a variety of industries, TAFE NSW can help you find your dream course, and study your way with full time, part time, and online options.