You think big - so do we

Your time at Petersham TAFE is about developing the skills you need for the job you want. Your time with us is also about developing friendships and enjoying your learning.

We offer support and opportunities for you to engage both professionally and socially with the local, national and international community.

FEE-HELP and VET Student Loans 

Government-funded student loans may be available for your course: FEE-HELP for degree courses and VET Student Loans for eligible Diploma/Advanced Diploma courses.


Everyone deserves the opportunity to build their future and that’s why we offer a range of competitive scholarships to currently-enrolled students in a range of courses.

Study tours

Take part in an overseas study tour with a group of fellow students through our international exchange program. Meet industry professionals, make friends and gain a global perspective for your future career.

Example study tour destinations:

  • Denmark - Children Services students
  • Malaysia – Hairdressing and beauty students.

Our study tour and volunteer abroad opportunities are advertised in the Petersham College news; college staff may also bring opportunities to your attention.

Workplace learning and industry connections

Many of our courses involve a period of work experience, offer internship opportunities, industry guest lecturers or workplace visits. These opportunities allow you to apply your learning in a real-world context and start making industry connections.

Job advertisements

Careers Connect is a career development tool and job vacancy service. Job vacancies are listed by employers wanting to employ current TAFE students and recent graduates. Careers Connect officers can provide advice on structuring your resume, writing applications and addressing selection criteria.

Student Association

Join the Student Association, run for election as an Association board member and develop your group, presentation and networking skills. Soccer teams, yoga classes, gyms, live music, table tennis, free BBQs – Association activities offer many opportunities to mix with other students.


Volunteer abroad through programs run by the 40K Foundation and Groundswell. Give back to the community and develop your skills at the same time.

Our study tour and volunteer abroad opportunities are advertised in the Petersham College news; college staff may also bring opportunities to your attention.

Learn a language

We teach 10 popular Asian and European languages, including Chinese, Korean, Spanish and Italian. Classes are offered on week nights and weekends at our central Ultimo College. You can study a nationally-accredited program at beginner's level through to advanced level.

Learn from fellow students from around the world

Every year Sydney TAFE accepts over 2,000 international students from over 70 countries to study at one of our seven campus locations. Petersham College proudly welcomes a number of these students each year. This provides all our students with the opportunity for cross-cultural learning.

Find out more about opportunities

Find out more about the opportunities offered at Petersham College.

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