TAFE NSW – Northern Sydney Institute (NSI) is one of Australia’s largest vocational training providers. With seven colleges located across northern metropolitan Sydney, NSI has a reputation for excellence both nationally and overseas and plays a vital role in the ongoing development of vocational education and training in the Asia Pacific region.

At the forefront of the Australian educational environment, NSI delivers over 600 courses to 52,000 local and international students every year, providing career pathways for job seekers, school leavers and career builders.

NSI delivers courses in the areas of business, commerce, ICT, media, arts, electro-technology, tourism, hospitality, environment, horticulture, access, general education, international business, engineering, transport, construction, community services and health.

In addition, NSI offers a range of apprenticeships and traineeships and learning options for students still at school. 

NSI recognises the growing diversity of today’s complex marketplace and is continually developing new partnerships with business enterprises, helping employers to train their workforce and enhance their competitive advantage and performance. 

The Northern Sydney Institute (NSI) has a long history of continuing industry partnerships and delivery of commercial training services and has demonstrated an ability to work closely with organisations in the flexible and timely delivery of programs designed to meet the technical and other development needs of the workforce and stakeholders.

We have a distinctive capability in providing personalised learning experiences for individuals and customised solutions for enterprises.

NSI has a strong business and commercial culture and partners with enterprises to grow their performance.

We are a leading provider of integrated degree pathways through vocational and higher education, producing work-ready graduates.

Services which can be offered by NSI include:

·         Development of competency based training programs

·         Development of competency based training materials including on-line training materials

·         Delivery of training programs in a variety of modes including on-line

·         Assessment services either as part of the delivery of a course or assessment only pathways

·         Recognition of Prior Learning Services

·         Consultancy services including RTO compliance services

·         Access to a nationwide network of training and education providers

·         Information and consultancy services regarding the latest developments in the Vocational Education and Training Sector


We have a leading capability to manage significant state, national and international workforce development projects.

We have expertise and success in providing onshore and offshore globally recognised educational outcomes for international students.

NSI has a deep commitment to excellence in the area of environmental sustainability which has been widely recognised through several state and national awards.

Our key Industry partnerships include those with Apple, Cisco Systems Inc, Red Hat, Le Cordon Bleu, Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET®) and the NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (DECCW).

NSI also has a range of mutually beneficial relationships with schools, other registered training organisations and universities.

Various courses offered by NSI are part of agreed articulation pathways with Australian universities including the Australian Catholic University, Macquarie University and Charles Sturt University.



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To apply for a TAFE programme, please refer to the NSI's website for the online enrolment form. Download the form and complete it before sending it back to the institute. Alternatively, you can call 13 16 74 and the NSI will send a form to you. Students are also able to register for short and intensive programmes throughout the year (subject to demand).
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