About us

About us

The Northern Sydney Institute, part of TAFE NSW is one of Australia’s leading providers of vocational training and tertiary education. We are NSW government owned and operated training provider that delivers high quality, government-accredited courses that will prepare you for your future career.

International students

The Northern Sydney Institute offers in excess of 100 accredited English and vocational, programs to international students. 

Completion of an accredited course may also give students a pathway to a university degree through our arrangements with a number of Australian universities.

International students from more than 65 countries, including Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, United Kingdom and Vietnam, come to study with us. 

Students can enjoy a world-class study experience at our six campuses located across northern Sydney - stretching from the northern beaches at Brookvale, to the leafy northern suburbs of Hornsby and Meadowbank and to our city-side locations of North Sydney, Crows Nest and St Leonards.

We also work with our study abroad partners overseas.  Through these partners, international students can undertake English and vocational courses with the Northern Sydney Institute for a period of six months to one year. 

Offshore programs

Our offshore programs offer TAFE NSW qualifications to students who wish to study in their own country.

These qualifications are the same as those studied by TAFE NSW students in Australia. Our six partner institutions in the People’s Republic of China have approximately 1,500 students studying our courses.

The Northern Sydney Institute also offers customised training programs for clients that are delivered in their home country.

See Offshore Programs for more information.

Study tours and internships

Study tours offer overseas students the opportunity to gain an understanding of vocational education and training in Australia. Participants may choose to study short English programs or a combination of English plus a vocational course. 
At the Northern Sydney Institute we specialise in offering internships for international student groups participating in a study tour. Students have the opportunity to undertake paid or unpaid work in their chosen field of study. 

The Institute organises work experience for the student with a local employer which gives the student valuable on-the-job training and knowledge.

See Study Tours and Internships for more information.