TAFE NSW is a great place to study, it will challenge and encourage you to be the best you can in your area of study. But don't just take our word for it - meet some of our current and past students and find out what they have to say.
From Honduras studied Diploma of Landscape Design at Ryde Campus
The Diploma of Landscape Design course is comprehensive and covers all the subjects that you will experience when working in the landscape design industry. The teachers are always willing to help with your studies and support is given throughout the whole learning experience.
From Kenya studied Advanced Diploma of Events at Northern Beaches Campus
TAFE has great industry connections that give students the opportunity to learn current practices in the workplace. You feel confident to join the workforce because you have experienced the same simulations during your course.
From Indonesia studied Diploma of Hospitality at Northern Beaches Campus
I loved the sense of community that my campus had to offer. The teachers and staff were really caring and very experienced. They helped me a lot in finding my first job in the industry. They were always available when I needed them, just like a family member.
From Sweden studied Diploma of Accounting at Northern Beaches Campus
During my diploma I made a lot of valuable industry connections and got my first job in accounting. Having the support of my teachers and international student coordinator made this journey not only enjoyable but very worthwhile. I am now professionally on the right track to succeed in my accounting career.
From Iran studied Diploma of Ceramics at Hornsby Campus
I have worked in the corporate industry form many years but never really found my real self in the workplace. Leaving it all behind and pursuing a career in art and ceramics was like discovering a world of delight and incredible possibilities.
From Poland studied Bachelor of IT (Network Security) at Meadowbank Campus
What's good about TAFE is that it's very practical and classes are smaller. When you go to university and there are 100 people in the lecture hall you don't have a chance to approach the teacher. That's the reason I chose TAFE, It suited my needs.
From France studied Bachelor of Hotel Management at Ryde Campus
I enjoyed training in strategies on how to provide excellent customer service, work in a socially diverse environment and manage people. People are very open-minded in Sydney and there are plenty of work opportunities if you want to improve your skills.
From Philippines studied Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care at Crows Nest Campus
My training at TAFE prepared me well for my role as a room leader. Everything about the course is up-to-date with the latest policies and regulations in the childcare industry. Work placement experience contributed greatly in preparing me with the skills for working with children, parents and staff.
From Japan studied Advanced Diploma of Tourism at Northern Beaches Campus
Through the diploma to degree (D2D) program, I transferred from TAFE to Australian Catholic University (ACU) and completed the Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Marketing. Studying at TAFE reduced the course duration at university and helped me save money.
From Philippines studied Diploma of Community Services at Northern Beaches Campus
TAFE NSW graduates have an edge in the industry because of the practical work placements that are part of the curriculum. The programs enable students to gain experience in their chosen field.
From Brazil studied Certificate IV in Fitness at Northern Beaches Campus
I enjoyed the structure of my course and the way that the teachers deliver the content. It was completely hands-on but not missing the theoretic aspect. We would have theory classes and later we would go straight to practice which consolidated our learning experience. Also the campus atmosphere is fantastic.
From Brazil studied Certificate III in Commercial Cookery at Northern Beaches Campus
I was looking for the possibility to achieve a higher level at my place of work. After completing my Certificate III in Commercial Cookery, I was offered new opportunities. TAFE is one of the best options for those who are looking for an improvement in their career.
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From Vietnam studied Diploma of Children Services at Meadowbank Campus
I liked the small class size where a teacher gets to know you well and supports you individually. Work placement is compulsory and is arranged by the teachers. This is the element in the training that connects you to the industry and helps you gain real experience. In the end, it can lead to getting a real job offer.
From Japan studied English at Meadowbank Campus
My experience at the Northern Sydney Institute TAFE English language Centre was the best. I can confidently recommend to others that this is where to start your career. My classmates and teachers were a great support and always willing to help. The teachers encouraged me all the time.
From China studied Advanced Diploma of Tourism at NSI's Offshore Partner (GMEC) in China
Since I have completed my Advanced Diploma, by taking the Charles Sturt University (CSU) pathway I just need another 1.5 years to finish my Bachelor of Business degree. On completion, I can either stay in Sydney to continue with a Master degree or return to China for employment. No matter what I decide, the pathway program will save time so I can plan my future better.