Facts and figures

Sydney TAFE is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), operating under the National VET Regulator, and is a nationally and internationally recognised training provider that provides quality assured training for domestic and international students.

Sydney TAFE is committed to excellence in vocational education and training. The Institute has maintained its successful registration of ISO 9001 Quality Management Standards since 2002, achieving international standards for quality, continuous improvement, and customer satisfaction.

As a quality training provider to international students on a student visa, the Institute is registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) providing security and peace of mind for international students.

The Institute 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.

Read more about Sydney TAFE in Facts at a glance (PDF 1.76MB).


Government Resource Efficiency Policy

NSW Government Departments are required to publicly report compliance with the Government Resource Efficiency Policy (GREP) which was approved in July 2014.

Read Sydney TAFE's Government Resource Efficiency Policy Statement of Compliance 2014/15 (PDF 1.2 MB).


Enrolment statistics

Sydney TAFE is one of Australia's largest vocational education and training providers.

Course enrolments in 2014

 No. enrolments% Total enrolments
Total course enrolments61,664-
Diploma and above11,29518.3%
Certificates III and IV26,97443.7%
Apprenticeships and traineeships6,0629.8%
International student enrolments3,5535.8%

Student diversity in 2014

 No. enrolments% Total enrolments
Job seekers16,84827.3%
Students combining work with study27,22255.5%
Aboriginal students1,5733.2%
Students with a disability4,1358.4%
Students from language backgrounds other than English18,32329.7%

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.

Qualifications registered for delivery

 No. qualifications
Certificates I and II111
Certificates III and IV267
Diploma and Advanced Diploma137

Course completions in 2014

 No. completions
Diploma and above4,237
Certificates III and IV11,146
Certificates I and II3,143
Statement of Attainment and other short courses9,093