Questions and answers

Who can study at TAFE NSW?

Who can study at TAFE NSW?

Students need to be at least 15 years old to enrol at TAFE NSW. There are some exceptions, such as apprentices and trainees, who can be 14 years and nine months old, or students who gain their principal’s approval, as well as TAFE NSW approval, to participate in a TVET program under the age of 15.

Is TAFE free in NSW?

TAFE NSW, in conjunction with the NSW Government, is offering a number of fee-free* short courses to all NSW residents*, but places are limited. Courses are a mix of self-paced online or teacher-led virtual classrooms, which can pathway into a variety of full TAFE NSW qualifications.

Is TAFE good in NSW?

76.5% student satisfaction TAFE NSW received the second highest score for overall graduate satisfaction compared to NSW universities – and we’re doing everything we can to take that top spot!

How many courses does TAFE NSW offer?

Online courses A part of TAFE NSW, TAFE Digital offers over 250 current and industry relevant courses across a range of modern industries to help you gain a nationally recognised qualification in your area of interest.

What’s the difference between TAFE and university?

Although TAFE institutions provide tertiary education like universities, the two have differences that potential students must consider. Completion of university studies at the undergraduate level usually takes three or four years, while TAFE courses can take anywhere from one to three years.

Can I leave school at 15 if I have a job NSW?

Exemptions (schools) The following requirements apply to all NSW schools: Young people who have completed Year 10, but are younger than 17, may leave school if they are engaged in full time study, employment or a combination of the two (including an apprenticeship or traineeship).

Does Centrelink pay training courses?

Payments You May Be Eligible For with Centrelink Approved Courses. The Department of Human Services delivers payments to students and Australian apprentices who are studying or training. Some of these are regular payments and take care of day to day costs others are paid less often and only cover specific costs.

How much is Diploma of Nursing at TAFE?


TAFE at School Full fee $4,270 – $7,575
Subsidised $13,915
Concession $12,100
Full fee $22,280
International $24,000

Is TAFE better than uni?

In short, VET Vocational Education and Training (which includes TAFE) is better than uni if your aim is to find a job and make good money. VET graduates earn higher salaries and have better job prospects while spending less time and money getting qualifications.

Is going to TAFE bad?

For Vocational Education and Training, or VET study; TAFE is the most well-known, but also is wrapped up in a bit of stigma when it comes to graduate outcomes. The TAFE name is often plagued with complaints of overcrowded classrooms, poor educational content and greedy providers.

What is the highest TAFE qualification?

  • Best TAFE Courses with a High Salary.
  • Certificate IV in Hazardous Areas – Electrical.
  • Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety.
  • Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology.
  • Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)
  • Diploma of Project Management.
  • Certificate III in Correctional Practice.

Is it better to do TAFE or uni?