About Sydney TAFE

Our vision at Sydney TAFE is to provide all our students with the best training and skills to open up opportunities for a bright and successful future.

Our courses and programs attract over 2,500 international students from 93 countries, studying along-side our 67,000 local students, all providing a cosmopolitan and dynamic learning environment.

TAFE NSW – Sydney TAFE is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) under the Australian Qualifications Training Framework (AQTF). TAFE NSW operates in compliance with the Education Services for Overseas Students Act (ESOS) National Code of Practice 2007.

CRICOS Provider Code: 00591E
CRICOS Provider Name: TAFE NSW – Technical and Further Education Commission

5 reasons to choose Sydney TAFE

Sydney TAFE is one of the largest and most innovative education and training providers in Australia. 

Award winning training

In recognition of teaching excellence and high quality student care, Sydney TAFE is the 2014 winner of the prestigious National Travel Industry Awards for training. We are proud to have been awarded the Australian Training Awards International Training Provider of the Year, 2012 winner and 2013 finalist.

A long tradition of work-relevant, practical training

Sydney TAFE is government owned and operated and has been since 1891. We are affordable, professionally run and financially secure.

Our students get hands-on, practical training with state-of-the-art facilities and the latest equipment as used by industry.

Six convenient locations

Six vibrant, modern, university-style colleges in the centre of Sydney and surrounding suburbs make Sydney TAFE the best option to combine study with work and play.

University pathways and bachelor degree programs

A wide range of Diploma-to-Degree (D2D) programs allow students to graduate with two qualifications: a Sydney TAFE diploma or advanced diploma, and a partner university bachelor degree.

Sydney TAFE also offers a growing suite of niche, highly-sought after associate degree and full bachelor degree programs, all featuring Australian work experience. On graduation, international students can also apply for the Australian government’s post-study work visa.


Sydney TAFE offers free legal advice to all students and our International Student Unit provides outstanding support and care – from orientation to career counselling. Our professionally trained and culturally aware International Student Coordinators are on all campuses to assist in any way they can.


Our CRICOS Provider Code is 00591E and CRICOS Provider Name is TAFE NSW - Technical & Further Education Commission.