Diplomas and certificates

Sydney TAFE offers training programs for some of today’s fastest-growing and most dynamic career fields.

You can choose from over 120 courses across a wide range of study areas. Our courses vary in length from 4 months to 3 years and we have fast track options in some areas if you need to complete your studies more quickly.

To see a list of Sydney TAFE courses:

Popular study areas

Here are some of our popular study areas.


Do you want a career where you can blend your business brain with your creativity? Are you fascinated by consumer insights, brand strategy and media? Are you a good communicator who enjoys taking the initiative and leading a team? Would you like to know how to run a business or work in a large corporation and have a passion for working with people?

With Sydney TAFE advertising, PR, marketing and HR courses your future is bright. You could become a marketing manager, a creative or work in planning and sales. You could be an advertising account manager, media buyer, copywriter or art director or work in recruitment and industrial relations. As a publicist or PR consultant, work on exciting, industry-focused events like fashion or music. There are so many great choices! You’ll learn best-practice skills that can be applied in a wide range of business environments.

Children’s Services

Do you care about children and their learning and development? Do you believe the early childhood years prepare a person for life?

Sydney TAFE offers flexible, highly-regarded early childhood education and childcare courses that can lead you towards a rewarding career working with babies and young children. You could become an early childhood educator, run your own childcare centre, become a nanny or work with children with special needs.

Cooking, Baking and Hospitality

Learn where some of Sydney’s best chefs and restauranteurs were taught in our impressive commercial kitchens and licensed training restaurants.

Do your friends and family keep inviting themselves round for dinner? Are you the kind of person who can whip up a banquet out of whatever’s in the fridge? Or are your weekend baking skills the toast of the neighbourhood?

If that’s you, then perhaps it’s time to harness your creative, organisational and interpersonal skills into a rewarding and exciting food career. Sydney TAFE cooking courses can give you the practical skills and knowledge you need to become a chef, sous chef, baker or patisserie cook.


Do you feel inspired when you see amazing designs and wish you could create them?

Our specialist art, architecture, graphic and interior design centres have studios equipped with the latest computers and design software. Our life drawing and photography studios, technology workshop and exhibition space are equally equipped.

Nursing and Aged Care

Do you want a career where you can make a difference? Are you tolerant, compassionate and tactful?

A career in nursing or caring for the aged could be for you. It’s an area that’s in demand as our population grows and ages. Sydney TAFE offers flexible, highly regarded courses that can lead you towards a rewarding career caring for people in a variety of work environments. You could work in a hospital or clinic, in a care facility or a personal care setting. Your career could take you from a carer all the way to nurse manager.

Mechanical Engineering

Do you enjoy technical and mechanical activities and analysing how things work?

A career as a mechanical engineer could be for you. Sydney TAFE mechanical engineering courses provide you with the essential skills you need to work as an engineering associate. You’ll develop practical skills, technical knowledge and learn to use specialist tools and software including CAD. You could work in a wide range of industries including aviation, building services, construction, manufacturing or even robotics.


Do you want to be a world-renowned artisan?

Learn and design in our purpose-built studios, including our internationally acclaimed fashion design studio. You’ll have the opportunity to work on real events, fashion parades, exhibitions and the highlight, Sydney Fashion Week.


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