• Ryde Campus

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The Ryde Campus is set on 25 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens with views across Sydney to the Blue Mountains. It is an internationally renowned specialist training centre for hospitality, tourism, horticulture and environmental management.

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

Ryde Campus is the largest hospitality-training centre in the Asia-Pacific region. Students train in commercially equipped kitchens, bars, cafés and the Ambassador Training Restaurant. This campus is also home to the Sydney Wine Academy, the Sydney Coffee Academy and the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu Sydney Culinary Arts Institute.

State-of-the art training facilities for the horticulture industry include computerised glasshouses, landscape design studios, Rainforest Room, a full-size cricket pitch, golf green, tennis court and a bowling green.

Ryde Campus is built upon the homelands of the Guringai and Darug people.


The most popular courses among international students offered at the Ryde Campus are the hospitality management, commercial cookery, patisserie, tourism and events, horticulture, conservation and land management, landscape design, floristry and applied environmental management.

In partnership with Le Cordon Bleu Sydney, the TAFE English Language Centre (TELC), offers English for Hospitality programs, at Ryde Campus.

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Spotlight on Campus

  • The Ambassador Training Restaurant

    The Ambassador Training Restaurant

    One of the largest training restaurants in TAFE NSW is the Ambassador Training Restaurant located at Ryde Campus. Our international students studying courses in the hospitality study area have the opportunity to practice and develop their skills in one of the most modern working environments, which is in par with the industry standards. The Ambassador Training Restaurant is open on selected dates during each semester, subject to class schedules.

  • Le Cordon Bleu Australia Sydney Culinary Arts Institute

    Le Cordon Bleu Australia Sydney Culinary Arts Institute

    The Northern Sydney Institute has a 17-year partnership with Le Cordon Bleu, the world-famous provider of culinary education. The Le Cordon Bleu Sydney Culinary Arts Institute, located at Ryde Campus, is the largest Le Cordon Bleu School in the world out of 45 schools across the globe. Le Cordon Bleu is the largest hospitality training organisation in the world with 22,000 graduates annually.


  • Oscar Wilde said that “The aim of life is self-development. To realise one’s nature perfectly- that is what each of us is here for”. I have realised mine when I was a kid. However, it took 28 years before I finally made the first step. Coming to Australia and choosing TAFE as a platform for my culinary path has become the best decision in my life. TAFE in Ryde Campus is like a family, will always support, give you a piece of advice and lead you through the darkness. For someone study is an obligation, for me coming to TAFE is getting knowledge and meeting amazing people. It is also confidence that I will be surrounded with best teachers, study in best kitchens and receive updated and industry relevant information. Ekaterina Lazareva, International Student from the Russian Federation Diploma of Hospitality Management
  • As an Endeavour VET Award recipient, which is part of the premier Australia Awards, I recently completed the Certificate 3 in Commercial Cookery in the most outstanding Ryde Campus. I am currently studying the Diploma of Hospitality and just upon completion of my study, I plan to gain some international experience overseas before heading back to the Philippines and establish my own restaurant. I am keen to apply the skills that I learnt from NSI into my business and create jobs for the local people.

    Sherwin Jay Ian Manalang, International Student from the Philippines Diploma of Hospitality Management

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Ryde Campus

250 Blaxland Road Ryde NSW 2112

Campus Map

Campus Map


Student car and motor cycle parking is available on the two lower car parking levels closest to Building H. Parking fee applies.


Ryde campus is located close to West Ryde train station with buses to and from the city stopping directly outside the campus. 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).