• Crows Nest Campus

Take a campus tour

Located north of Sydney’s Harbour Bridge, Crows Nest Campus is only 5km from the city centre.

Crows Nest Campus video. The Northern Sydney Institute, part of TAFE NSW

With direct access by bus routes to the city, North Sydney and Chatswood central business districts, the campus provides a unique blend of specialist facilities with an enjoyable ‘community like’ environment where staff and students work together.

One of Sydney’s best-known restaurant districts, Crows Nest offers an extensive choice of international cuisines, boutique shops, regular weekend markets and recreational facilities.

Crows Nest Campus is built upon the homelands of the Guringai people.


The most popular courses at Crows Nest Campus among international students are the Certificate III in Children’s Services and Diploma of Children’s Services. Workplace learning is essential in these courses. Teachers will secure work placements and assist students in the organisation of workplace learning and associated workplace activities in line with TAFE NSW policy.

See courses available at Crows Nest Campus

Spotlight on Campus

  • Children's Services Training Centre

    Children's Services Training Centre

    The Children's Services Training Centre at Crows Nest Campus offers an on-campus play session opportunity to children and parents while also providing a simulated workplace experience for our students. International students have the opportunity to train with children from multicultural backgrounds.

  • The Asian Culinary Centre Training Centre

    The Asian Culinary Centre

    The Asian Culinary Centre is our specialist training facility focusing on Asian culinary skills and preparing chefs for the diverse styles of Australian fusion cuisine.


  • My training and learning at the Northern Sydney Institute prepared me well for my career. Everything about the course is up-to-date with the latest policies and regulations in the childcare industry. I am now working full-time as a Room Leader and am also a Certified Supervisor. With a Regional Sponsorship, I was granted my Permanent Residency in less than a year. Jose Micheal Victa, International Student from the Philippines Diploma of Children’s Services

Crows Nest Campus

149 West Street Crows Nest 2065

Campus Map


Limited on-campus parking is available


The campus is accessible by bus (Stops in Miller or Falcon St) or train (20 minutes walk to North Sydney or St Leonards Station). For the latest transport information visit the Transport Infoline or call 131 500.

International Student Services

The Northern Sydney Institute’s International Student Services (ISS) is a specialised centre that looks after the needs of international students. Find out more about International Student Services (ISS).