• Northern Beaches Campus

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Surrounded by some of the most beautiful beaches in Australia, the Northern Beaches Campus is well located for international students who enjoy the beach lifestyle.

Northern Beaches Campus video. The Northern Sydney Institute, part of TAFE

The Northern Beaches Campus is home to the multi-award winning training restaurant and bar, “The Pittwater” which gives hospitality and event management students hands-on experience in a working environment. The specialist Hair, Beauty and Make-up Academy gives students pursuing a career in hairdressing or beauty, access to excellent training facilities. The Community Health and Fitness Education Centre offers a dedicated learning space which encompasses the very latest in equipment and technology.

The Northern Beaches Campus is a favourite location among International students who wish to enjoy the spectacular Australian lifestyle.

Northern Beaches Campus is built upon the homelands of the Guringai people.


The most popular courses among international students offered at the Northern Beaches Campus are the aged care , beauty therapy , business studies, hairdressing, hospitality, information technology, nursing (health services assistance), fitness and tourism and events.

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Spotlight on Campus

  • Pittwater Training Restaurant

    Pittwater Training Restaurant

    International students who choose the Hospitality study area at the Northern Beaches Campus will have the opportunity to train at the multi award-winning Pittwater training restaurant, which offers the highest standards of cuisine and silver service in a modern fine dining atmosphere. The restaurant gives students from food and beverage, hospitality management and commercial cookery the opportunity to cook contemporary dishes, serve fine wines and manage real-life dining situations in a professional restaurant. Pittwater is open on selected dates during each semester, subject to class schedules.

  • Community Health and Fitness Education Centre

    Community Health and Fitness Education Centre

    The Community Health and Fitness Educational Centre at Northern Beaches is a hub for sport, fitness, community services and health education. As one of the most impressive fitness training facilities in NSW, international students enrolled in Fitness courses will have the real-life exposure of an industry standard gym, group exercise areas and high-level fitness assessment equipment.


  • I had a wonderful time at the Northern Sydney Institute. My teachers were extremely skilled and experienced. I enjoyed the structure of my course and the way that the teachers delivered the content. It was completely hands on but not missing the theoretical aspect. We would have theory classes and after that would go straight to practice which would consolidate our learning experience. Also the campus atmosphere was fantastic, I was surrounded by nature and I had plenty of opportunities to interact with other students through the many activities happening throughout the year. This made my learning experience a great start to a promising future in the fitness industry. Currently I work as a personal trainer and circus art instructor. Agatha Moura, International Student from Brazil Certificate III and Certificate IV in Fitness (Personal Training)
  • The Northern Sydney Institute has been a home to me. I have felt comfortable in many levels. Because of the nature of the campus, socialising and getting engaged in activities was easy and made it effortless to make friends. Since day one, the institution´s support through its proactive international student office made very clear we were not on our own. The amazing teachers committed not just to pass on knowledge to or group, but not to leave anyone behind. This struck me as one of the most wonderful experiences of patience and dedication I have ever encountered. I feel very lucky that I was so supported throughout my studies, especially by my family, friends and my teachers. Marisol Miro Quesada Le Roux, International Student from Peru Diploma of Events Winner of the NSW International Student of the Year Award in the Vocational Education and Training Category - 2013
  • What I liked the most about studying at Northern Beaches Campus was the professional and friendly teachers and staff. I enjoyed the small classes with good nationality mix of classmates. I am currently studying a Degree program in a university and offering similar subjects (tourism and hospitality management). On completion of my degree, I will be looking for a job in the industry.

    Thanaphon (Pon) Churchan, International Student from Thailand Diploma of Hospitality Winner Northern Beaches Campus – Hospitality Award, 2013

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Northern Beaches Campus

154 Old Pittwater Road, Brookvale NSW 2100

Campus Map

Campus Map


Limited on-campus parking is available.


Frenchs Forest Coach Lines and State Transit operate bus services to the Northern Beaches from the city. Buses stop outside the college on the corner of Old Pittwater Road and Condamine Street. 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).