TAFE NSW, Northern Sydney at a glance - Performance Achievements

Enrolment statistics
Qualifications, completions and outcomes
Student and employer satisfaction
Awards and achievements


TAFE NSW, Northern Sydney is a Registered Training Organisation (Provider Code 90011) operating under the National VET Regulator, and is a nationally and internationally recognised training provider that provides quality assured training and nationally recognised qualifications to domestic and international students.


TAFE NSW, Northern Sydney is committed to excellence in vocational education and training.

  • We hold international certification against the ISO 14001: 2004 standard for environmental management systems.
  • TAFE NSWis a Smart and Skilled approved provider for the NSW government subsidised training (National Provider Code 90011).
  • We are registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS Code 00591E) providing security and peace of mind for international students.

TAFE NSW, Northern Sydney forms part of TAFE NSW, a statutory authority established under NSW State legislation, the Technical and Further Education Commission Act 1990. TAFE NSW has the financial stability and support of the NSW Government. As part of the NSW Government, TAFE NSW is a dependable organisation which students and industry can confidently rely on for the long term.

Enrolment statistics

Course enrolments in 2014 No. enrolments % total enrolments
Total course enrolments 42,315  
Diploma & above 5,235 12%
Certificate III & IV 17,898 42%
Apprenticeships & traineeships 4,637  11%
International students 1,697   4%


2013 enrolments by qualification 2013 training hours by qualification

Student diversity in 2014

Category No. enrolments % total enrolments
Female 20,691 49%
Male 21,624 51%
     19 years or less 10,716 25%
     20-24 years 7,612 18%
     25-29 years 4,408 10%
     30-39 years 7,341 17%
     40-49 years 5,821 14%
    50 years and over 6,417 15%
Job seekers 9,511 22%
Students combining work with study 21,448 51%
Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander 439   1%
Students with a disability   3,432   8%
Students from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds  15,051 36%

Qualifications, completions and outcomes

We are registered to deliver a wide range of qualifications and accredited courses that are nationally recognised across all industry areas.

Qualification Total qualifications
Certificates I & II 62
Certificates III & IV 204
Diploma & Advanced diploma 118

Course completions in 2014

Qualification No. of completions
Diploma & above 1,959
Certificates III & IV 6,111
Certificates I & II 2,882
Statement of Attainment & other short courses 6,680
Total 17,632

Training outcomes
Results from the 2015 Student Outcomes Survey conducted by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) shows that:
  • 84.0% of graduates were satisfied with the overall quality of training
  • 79.3% of graduates fully or partly achieved their main reason for doing the training
  • 83.1% of graduates were employed or in further study after training
  • 35.2% of graduates were enrolled in further study
  • 68.7% of graduates gained employment after training
  • 32.9% of graduates who were not employed before training were employed after
  • 74.9% of graduates reported that the training was relevant to their current job
  • 73.9.3% received at least one job-related benefit

Student and employer satisfaction

Results from the Institute's Learner and Employer Survey 2015:

Student satisfaction Employer satisfaction
Overall satisfaction 86.6% Overall satisfaction 97.2%
Trainer quality 89.9% Trainer quality 98.4%
Competency development 90.0% Training relevance 98.1%

We are required to conduct the Learner and Employer Satisfaction Surveys on an annual basis and report the results to the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). See the 2015 report to ASQA.

Awards and achievements

Our students and staff are recognised both locally and internationally for their achievements. We are recognised for excellence and innovation in the delivery of education and training.

Read more about our student, staff and Institute achievements and awards.

ASQA audit information

TAFE NSW, Northern Sydney is a Registered Training Organisation and operates under the VET Quality Framework regulated by ASQA. Under this framework RTO’s must re-apply for registration every 5 years.

We were was audited against the VET Quality Framework in February 2014 by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) for the renewal of RTO registration until 31 August 2018.

TAFE NSW, Northern Sydney is an approved delegate of the Australian Skills Quality Authority.