TAFEs engage internationally through global partnerships and their students

Each year international students from more than 100 countries choose to study at a TAFE in Australia. There are many reasons.


are reputable government owned institutions – TAFEs are government backed and guaranteed.

provide high quality teaching by industry experienced educators and trainers – TAFE trainers provide learners with the skills and industry training that gives international students acquire the capabilities to be successful in work and helping businesses grow.

offer a high level of student support – TAFEs care for international students through high quality support services to help with academic progress, counselling, medical services and social programs.

facilitate a genuine Australian experience and cross-culture exchange – by having international students study alongside Australian students.

provide pathways to higher education – TAFE courses provide opportunities for further study in higher education degrees, either at TAFE or at university.

offer a large course selection – Students can choose from hundreds of courses to study at locations throughout metropolitan and regional areas.

have modern facilities – TAFEs have modern, purpose-built facilities designed to closely replicate real work environments with the latest tools, equipment and technology.

give value for money – Students receive high-quality vocational education connected to up-to-date technology at an affordable cost.

are recognised world-wide – All countries recognise TAFEs in Australia as delivering excellence in vocational and higher education.

Research and strategy

TAFEs collaborating internationally

TVET partnerships in Latin America

TAFE Directors Australia and partner TAFEs are currently delivering a series of webinars with Latin American partners to showcase Australia`s capabilities, with a focus on the TAFE applied training model and training of trainers.

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TAFEs supporting international students