The Northern Sydney Institute, part of TAFE NSW, is one of Australia’s leading providers of vocational training and tertiary education. We offer an extensive range of TAFE courses, higher education degrees, university pathway programs and short courses to suit all walks of life.
From full-time to part-time, fully online or face-to-face, we offer different training programs to suit your needs. Whether you are just starting out, returning to work after a break, looking to win that next promotion or build your business, we can help.
Make a start by exploring the industry area you would like to study or simply search for your course.
Art & Design Courses
Study with award-winning instructors in world-class facilities and exhibition spaces. We offer qualifications up to advanced diploma level plus non-assessed Open Studio programs and specialist short courses in visual arts, painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture and ceramics.
Our graphic design courses start at the certificate level and provide pathways to a degree. The Bachelor of Graphic Design is offered in conjunction with the University of Canberra at our St Leonards Campus.
Automotive & Maritime Courses
Experience working in the pit crew at V8 Supercars or Australian Superbikes. Automotive mechanical, electrical and repair trade and post trade qualifications.
Accredited training for all maritime roles including boatbuilder, deckhand, coxswain, master, MED and marine conservation. Our life-sized marine simulator is the closest thing to actually being at sea.
Business & Finance Courses
We offer business qualifications from entry level up to Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Associate Degree, Bachelor Degree and integrated degree pathways. Our business graduates are sought after in all sectors including finance, government, international commerce, property services and small business.
Construction & Engineering Courses
Trade and post trade qualifications or specialist training for building and construction, plumbing, electrotechnology electrician, electronics and communications, computer assembly and systems engineering, fabrication trade, mechanical engineering and manufacturing.
Education & Communication Courses
These education and communication courses will give you the skills and confidence to enter or re-enter the workforce or undertake further study at TAFE or university. This area also covers the HSC, the Tertiary Preparation Certificate and language and communication courses. Bradfield, our senior college, specialises in offering HSC studies for senior students.
Fitness & Outdoor Recreation Courses
Fast track to fitness instructor or personal trainer certification through our world class fitness industry training centres.
Undertake an outdoor recreation certificate program, including induction training for guides with the Department of Sport and Recreation.
Includes: Fitness, Sport, Outdoor Recreation, Massage Therapy
Hair & Beauty Courses
Nationally recognised training through the Sydney Academy of Hair, Beauty and Makeup, including both trade and post trade qualifications and advanced specialist professional development courses. Look here for the Specialist Makeup Services Diploma, unique to the Northern Sydney Institute.
Includes: hairdressing, beauty, make-up
Information Technology Courses
We are a Cisco Academy, Microsoft IT Academy, Juniper Training Facility, Red Hat Enterprise Linux trainer and an authorise Apple training facility.
Look for our Bachelor of IT (Network Security), the only degree of its kind in NSW.
Includes: IT general and support, database and systems, digital media, networking and security, programming and software development, website technologies, games development.
Horticulture & Environment Courses
Trade qualifications and specialist courses in aboriculture, floristry irrigation, landscape, nursery, parks and gardens and sports turf management.
The institute is an award-winning leader in sustainability education in Australia offering professional qualifications in environmental management, conservation and sustainability.
Hospitality, Tourism & Events Courses
The largest tourism, hospitality and events training institute in Australia offering nationally recognised industry qualifications and short specialist professional development courses. Strong partnerships with industry give our students a five star advantage.
Media & Entertainment Courses
Train in the only broadcast quality digital film and TV studios in TAFE NSW - the courses we offer include screen, digital media and sound.
Fast-track your career in the media industry by completing our intensive Certificate IV in Screen and Media and Diploma of Screen and Media in just 12 months. You will graduate with two qualifications after one year and have the skills you need to start work in the industry or develop your own media content.