Share this page:

Technical And Further Education (TAFE)

TAFEAttending a Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institute is a very popular way to attain a qualification in Australia.

TAFE is part of the VET system, which is the Australian version of community college in most countries. TAFE offers a range of course across all sectors and qualifications. The TAFE system is funded and managed by each State government independently. The organisation collaborates with government and industry ensuring up-to-date and meaningful training. As a result, many Australians and international students seek a TAFE education after doing a degree at university. It is an excellent partner to the theory learned in university lectures, and provides more hand-on experience and practical application.


TAFE Courses

TAFE teaches short and long-term courses which can be studied either part-time or full-time in many fields of study including tourism & hospitality, construction & engineering, finance & business, graphic art, and community services, just to name a few.

International students earn qualifications ranging from a Certificate I to an Advanced Diploma. Since 2002, some TAFEs have been teaching bachelor degree postgraduate diploma programs in a select group of subjects.

As a student at TAFE, it may be possible to receive Prior Recognition of Learning towards your certificate or Diploma. In addition, what you learn at TAFE is transferrable to a university degree.


If you like assistance to find a college or university in Australia, please send us an inquiry.


TAFE Locations

TAFE institutions are located across Australia. Click below to see each one by State.


New South Wales
There are ten TAFE NSW Institutes: Hunter Institute, Illawarra Institute, New England Institute, North Coast Institute, Northern Sydney Institute, Riverina Institute, South Western Sydney Institute, Sydney Institute Western Institute, Western Sydney Institute (including OTEN)
There are 14 TAFE Queensland institutes: Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE, Bremer Institute of TAFE, Brisbane North Institute of TAFE, Central Queensland Institute of TAFE, Gold Coast Institute of TAFE, Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE, Mount Isa Institute of TAFE, SkillsTech Australia, Southbank Institute of Technology, Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE, Sunshine Coast Institute of TAFE, TAFE Open Learning, Tropical North Queensland TAFE, Wide Bay Institute of TAFE
In Victoria there are 20 institutes: Bendigo Regional Institute of TAFE, Box Hill Institute of TAFE, Chisholm Institute, East Gippsland Institute of TAFE, Central Gippsland Institute of TAFE, Gordon Institute of TAFE, Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE , Holmesglen Institute of TAFE, Kangan Institute. Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE, RMIT University, South West Institute of TAFE, Sunraysia Institute of TAFE, Swinburne University of Technology, University of Ballarat, Victoria University William Angliss Institute of TAFE, Wodonga Institute of TAFE, DECA (Driver Education Centre of Australia)
Western Australia
In Western Australia, TAFEWA includes: Central Institute of Technology, Challenger Institute of Technology, Polytechnic West, West Coast Institute of Training, Durack Institute of Technology, C. Y. O'Connor College of TAFE, Great Southern TAFE, Kimberley TAFE, Pilbara TAFE, South West Regional College of TAFE, Curtin Vocational Training and Education Centre (Curtin VTEC) at Curtin University of Technology
South Australia
In South Australia, TAFE SA includes: TAFE SA Adelaide North, TAFE SA Adelaide South, TAFE SA Regional
Australian Capital Territory (ACT)
In the Australian Capital Territory there is one TAFE: Canberra Institute of Technology
Northern Territory (NT)
In the Northern Territory the 2 TAFEs include: Charles Darwin University, Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education
In In Tasmania, TAFE Tasmania includes: Institute of TAFE Tasmania, Drysdale Institute, Australian Maritime College TAFE,