Why study with us?

TAFE NSW is recognised as a leader in vocational education and training in Australia. Our seven campuses are conveniently located across the northern metropolitan region of Sydney and have some of the finest learning facilities and specialist training centres in NSW.

Here are some of the reasons to choose us:

Strong support services

When you study with us, our student services staff support you throughout your journey, and the passion and dedication of our teaching staff will inspire you to achieve your best.

Applying what you learn

Most of our courses involve industry placement or practical workshops, so you will make valuable contacts and get real, hands-on experience. You will be ready for the workplace and will often find your first job through contacts you have made at TAFE.

Industry relevant training

We know what employers are looking for. We are continually researching the labour market and consulting with industry sectors to make sure we are giving you skills that will get you a job in today's workforce.

Professional development

TAFE NSW courses are not just for those starting out in a career. We offer an extensive range of professional development and specialist courses in all industries, to upgrade your skills and help you to advance in your career.

Expert teachers

Our teachers are right there in the industry, living and breathing their profession. They can give you the inside edge on what it is really like working in the field and they know what skills you need, right now.

Studying with like-minded people

When you study at TAFE NSW you create a broad network of friends and associates who share your passion and goals and may already be working in the industry you are interested in.

You can do it your way

Everyone is different, so at TAFE NSW we offer flexible learning options to meet your specific needs. We have delivery options to suit busy lifestyles, including online learning and selected study programs.

Fast-track to a degree

You can save time and get two qualifications by using your TAFE NSW course as a stepping stone to university.We have strong links and study pathways with major Australian universities.

Recognition of prior learning and experience

At TAFE NSW we understand that you may already have certain skills, knowledge and experience, but not the qualification. We can assess your previous learning and experience, and may give you credit for one or more units so you can get your qualification in a shorter time.

Value for money

Our affordable TAFE fees and some flexible payment options are matched with high-quality training and impressive facilities.

A leader in sustainability

Environmentally based units are included in most of our core programs, regardless of subject area, and our staff consider the environment in all that they do. TAFE NSW, Northern Sydney is the only TAFE institute in Australia to have achieved and to maintain international standard ISO 14001 for environmental management systems and is recognised as a national leader in sustainability skills training.


Our students and staff consistently win awards and accolades, both here and overseas. TAFE NSW Northern Sydney has been recognised as a leader in training in Australia and plays an important role in a number of national and international training initiatives and peak bodies.