How to apply

If you’ve found the perfect course and want to take the next steps, the following information will tell you how to get started.

See also information about entry requirements, fees and scholarships.

Before you apply

Check the evidence required to get a visa

Before you apply to study at Sydney TAFE, you should check the evidence you will need to provide to the Department of Border Protection (DIBP) to obtain a visa. The steps to do this are listed in the box below.

If you are required by DIBP to provide evidence of your financial capacity i.e. proof that you have enough money to support yourself and your family (if applicable) in Australia for the duration of your studies, you must complete and submit your application through a TAFE NSW representative.

In addition, if you are from Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Nepal, Sri Lanka or Thailand, you must submit your application through a TAFE NSW representative.

Search for a TAFE NSW representative in your city.

How to check what evidence is required to obtain a visa
  1. Go to the DIBP Student visa (subclass 500) page
  2. Scroll down to the Document Checklist Tool
  3. Select the country that is listed on your passport
  4. Enter ‘00591E' in the Education Provider CRICOS code field (the TAFE NSW CRICOS code)
  5. Answer the remaining question
  6. Click the Display evidence button
  7. When the page reloads, scroll back down past the form to the Documentary Evidence List

How to submit your application

You can submit your application in one of five ways.


Go to the TAFE NSW International website and find the Sydney TAFE course you want to study. Click the ‘Apply online’ button, create an account and complete the online application including uploading relevant supporting documents*.


Download the Application Form, complete it and attach relevant supporting documents*. Email the completed form and documents to


Download the Application Form, complete it and attach relevant supporting documents*. Post the completed form and documents to TAFE NSW International Admissions, 827-839 George Street, Sydney NSW Australia.

In person

Come and speak with us in person for assistance completing your application. Visit our Admissions and Customer Service Centre at 827-839 George Street, Sydney NSW, from 8:30am to 7:00pm Monday to Friday. We are adjacent to Railway Square and a short walk from Central Station.


Get help from an education agent in your country. Go to the TAFE NSW International website to find one of our registered representatives who will assist you with the application process.

*Documents must be a certified copy i.e. a copy of the original document signed and dated by the organisation that issued the original document, a government official, Public Notary or Justice of Peace or an agent of TAFE NSW, confirming that they have sighted the original.

What happ​ens next

  1. A Student Advisor will assess your application and issue an offer letter(s) with an invoice.
  2. You must make your payment.
  3. Your Student Advisor will issue a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).
  4. Apply for your visa and enrol at Sydney TAFE.


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

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