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
Australian Strategy for International Education 2021-2030 – Department of Education, Skills and Employment
International education is a vital part of Australian society. It brings many economic, cultural and social benefits to our people and businesses. It creates links and life-long connections with communities and partners across the world.
New international student data and COVID19 impacts – National Centre for Vocational Education Research
New data shows the COVID-19 pandemic affected the outcomes of international students who completed a nationally recognised vocational education and training (VET) qualification in Australia.
International education and the students it attracts brings a wealth of economic and social benefits to Australia. Strategies at the national and state and territory levels enable this sector to grow.
Benchmarking is one way of improving performance. It can provide the stimulus for change in the delivery of programs and services and raise standards by spreading good practices.
TAFEs collaborating internationally
TAFE Directors Australia has produced two new videos to help international audiences better understand the Australian vocational education system, and TAFEs’ role in technical vocational education and training.
TAFEs supporting international students
Thanks to a scholarship from Destination Australia, international student Adriana Meneses is enjoying her new life in Australia while she works towards her dream career in hospitality management.
Mechatronics engineering isn’t your average career choice. But for Prashneel Sharma, it’s a job that gives him in-demand skills, great satisfaction and an insight into the Australian workplace.
A family health problem became the catalyst for Kusal Yasintha’s future nursing career.
From Cebu in the Philippines to Melbourne and Chisholm, Francis Yap brings her commitment to community service and enthusiasm for life.
Jenifer Halim’s dream of opening a childcare centre is a step closer to reality.
Manish wanted to be a nurse, but in Nepal that wasn’t possible for a man. On the day his world changed, he decided to study in Australia.