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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.

Arts & 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.

Arts & Design courses

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.

Automotive & Maritime courses

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.

Business & Finance courses

Community & Health Courses

This industry is central to the wellbeing and development of all Australians. We offer accredited courses from entry level Certificates to Diplomas in community services, disability work and nursing as well as specialised skills sets for professional development.

Includes: Aged Care, Alcohol and other Drug work, Community Services, Counselling, Disability Care, Education Support, Nursing, Youth Work.

Community & Health courses

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.

Construction & Engineering courses

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.

Education & Communication courses

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

Fitness & Recreation courses

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

Hair & Beauty courses

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.

Information Technology courses

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.

Horticulture & Environment  courses

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.

Hospitality, Tourism & Events courses

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.

Or prepare for a career in media journalism, PR, writing or editing with our Diploma in Communication and Media.

Includes: film and television, sound production, communication and media

Media & Entertainment

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