TAFE Illawarra

Introduction

Dream of studying towards your career with a trusted organisation in a relaxed, beach-side Australian city, only one hour south of Sydney Airport?

TAFE Illawarra is an ideal choice

The Illawarra region is one of the fastest growing regional areas in Australia – and its main city, Wollongong, has been voted as Australia’s Top Small City for Students (by the website ‘Student Cities Australia’).

Wollongong is Australia’s 9th largest city and is an increasingly popular location due to its close proximity to Sydney. The region is home to over 60,000 students including 12,000 international students. This means you will be part of a vibrant multicultural community and based in an educational precinct consisting of TAFE Illawarra, the University of Wollongong and the Innovation Campus.

When you choose to study with TAFE Illawarra, you will also enjoy a unique beach-side lifestyle with an affordable cost of living, and get to make the most of a wide range of outdoor activities.

To the south of Wollongong you will find coastal and mountain towns of unbelievable beauty. Up in the Highlands, the winter snowfields are perfect for a winter term break.

Quality education for a better future

TAFE Illawarra is the largest Vocational Education and Training (VET) provider on the South Coast of New South Wales. We are government owned and have been operating for over 100 years as part of TAFE NSW.

Our qualifications are recognised throughout Australia and internationally. You can also gain credit points for entry into the best universities with our university partnerships.

When you study with TAFE Illawarra, your training will prepare you with the academic and practical skills you need to be ‘work-ready’ upon graduation.

All TAFE NSW teachers, trainers and courses are ASQA (Australian Skills Quality Authority) compliant, guaranteeing you the stamp of a quality education.

Some fast facts about Wollongong and the Illawarra

  • NSW’s 3rd largest city
  • One of Australia’s most multicultural cities with over 80 nationalities calling Wollongong home
  • Free shuttle bus across the city
  • Hourly connections to Sydney by direct train link
  • Situated only one hour from Sydney Airport with direct freeway link and public transport services
  • A temperate climate, 22 degrees average
  • 17 easily accessible patrolled beaches
  • Affordable living costs for food, transport and accommodation compared to that of Sydney: Wollongong is rated as the second most affordable city in Australia by the website Student Cities Australia
  • Vibrant café culture with over 240 restaurants
  • Approximately 180km of formal bike tracks
  • Wollongong has a growing central business district that offers students work opportunities to complement their studies
  • Award-winning University of Wollongong, situated adjacent to TAFE Illawarra and has credit transfer agreements for TAFE Illawarra graduates
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

Diploma

Diploma in Accounting including Certificate 4 in Accounting

Campus Full time 1 year July 2016 Australia Wollongong

You’ll develop skills in financial management, auditing, management, accounting, taxation, business and company law. This qualification gives you a solid grounding in Accounting - whether you are new to the field, or already in the industry and looking to strengthen your skills. The primary pathway from this qualification is employment in accounting job roles with... [+]

Diploma in Accounting including Certificate 4 in Accounting If you love working with numbers, a career in Accounting could be for you! You’ll develop skills in financial management, auditing, management, accounting, taxation, business and company law. This qualification gives you a solid grounding in Accounting - whether you are new to the field, or already in the industry and looking to strengthen your skills. The primary pathway from this qualification is employment in accounting job roles with duties such as: introducing and maintaining accounting systems maintaining internal control systems preparing financial statements for a non-reporting entity preparing tax returns or business activity statements (BAS) reporting on business performance managing small teams developing business plans preparing accounting reports for management If you decide to continue studying, this qualification package can be credited towards an undergraduate Degree in a similar area. [-]

Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (includes Certificate 3)

Campus Full time 3 semesters July 2016 Australia Wollongong Shellharbour + 1 more

Double qualification! Enrol in this course and find paid work in industry while you study after only 6 months, as soon as you obtain the certificate 3. The certificate 3 is the nationally regulated entry level qualification required for working in children's services in Australia. You will be able to apply for paid work in the industry, which is in high demand in the Illawarra region. [+]

Certificate 3 and Diploma in Early Childhood and Care Achieve 2 qualifications in 1 with TAFE Illawarra! The Certificate 3 is the nationally regulated entry level qualification for working in early childhood education and care, which means by choosing this package, after your first six months in Australia you will be able to apply for paid work in the industry, which is in high demand in the Illawarra region. The Certificate 3 in Early Childhood Education and Care will teach you how to care for children, nurture their development and make sure their environment is safe and supportive. If you are looking to work as a nanny or childcare assistant, this qualification is ideal. This qualification is for people who want to work as an early childhood educator in a centre-based service and family day care. You will learn how to use a national learning framework, regulations and quality standards to support the education and care of children from birth to school age. You will be able to facilitate play and ensure children's health and safety while supporting their learning and wellbeing. Workplace learning ('on-the-job' training) of a 120 hours in total, is required for the achievement of competencies to receive the Certificate 3 in Early Childhood Education and Care. A teacher will secure a work placement for you and assist in the organisation of the workplace learning and associated workplace activities in line with TAFE NSW policy. The Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care is focused on planning, implementing and managing programs in early childhood education and care services in accordance with legislative requirements and supervisory and leadership skills. Career opportunities Centre Manager Children's Advisor Children's Service Director/Manager Early Childhood Educator Children's Services Coordinator Group/team coordinator/leader Early Childhood Family Day Care Coordinator/Program Leader (Children's Services) Child Development Educator Special Needs/Inclusive Educator Workplace learning ('on-the-job' training), is required for the achievement of competencies in the Diploma. A minimum of 240 hours of workplace learning is required, in an authorised children’s service. Workplace learning is not paid. A teacher will secure a work placement for you and assist in the organisation of the workplace learning and associated workplace activities in line with TAFE NSW policy. For students who already have the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, direct entry to year 2 of the 4-year degree program is possible with no English test required. Intakes February July [-]

Diploma in Hospitality and Certificate 3 in Commercial Cookery

Campus Full time 3 semesters July 2016 Australia Wollongong

When you study with TAFE Illawarra, you will learn from our team of professional teaching staff who have strong hospitality experience and professional links within the industry. Coupled with our acclaimed student training restaurants, commercial kitchens and facilities - your qualification will come from a leader in the field of Hospitality training... [+]

Diploma in Hospitality and Certificate 3 in Commercial Cookery When you study with TAFE Illawarra, you will learn from our team of professional teaching staff who have strong hospitality experience and professional links within the industry. Coupled with our acclaimed student training restaurants, commercial kitchens and facilities - your qualification will come from a leader in the field of Hospitality training. The Diploma of Hospitality will teach you the skills required to thrive in the hospitality industry. The course combines practical skills with contextualised business and management knowledge. You will also receive a scope for career progression into supervisory roles. You will learn about a broad range of managerial skills needed to coordinate hospitality operations, and learn to operate independently, have responsibility for others and make a range of operational business decisions. The Certificate 3 in Commercial Cookery qualification reflects the role of commercial cooks who use a wide range of cookery skills. This qualification provides you with a pathway to work as a commercial cook in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes, cafeterias and coffee shops. [-]

Diploma in Information Technology Networking

Campus Full time 6 months July 2016 Australia Wollongong

This course offers a double qualification and is for people who want to be competent in managing, as an independent ICT specialist or as part of a team, the installation of a range of networks including internetworking, security and/or e-business... [+]

Diploma in Information Technology Networking Have you considered a career in network management as an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) specialist? This unique qualification is TAFE Illawarra’s most popular and successful course. This course offers a double qualification and is for people who want to be competent in managing, as an independent ICT specialist or as part of a team, the installation of a range of networks including internetworking, security and/or e-business. With a focus on the design, implementation and management of complex ICT networks including managing WANs security, managing risk, testing, sustainability, servers and gateways you will be job-ready upon completion. Studying ICT in the Illawarra is a unique opportunity to benefit from the region’s growing innovation initiatives, such as the iAccelerate program, located next to the University of Wollongong and TAFE Illawarra’s Digital Media Centre at the Innovation Campus. The vast majority of TAFE Illawarra’s graduates have gained employment within two months of graduation. Career opportunities for this qualification IT Administrator IT Operations Administrator Network Administrator Network e-business Coordinator Network Services Administrator Network Support Coordinator Network Operations Analyst Network Security Coordinator Intakes February July [-]

Diploma of Building Design

Campus Full time 2 years February 2017 Australia Wollongong

If you want to work in the architectural and building design industry, TAFE Illawarra offers a customised training program aligned to industry needs that will ensure you are job-ready for the building and construction industry. As the demand for building design has seen a period of rapid growth in Australia in recent years, you will benefit from our focus on the theoretical and practical skills that will... [+]

Diploma of Building Design If you want to work in the architectural and building design industry, TAFE Illawarra offers a customised training program aligned to industry needs that will ensure you are job-ready for the building and construction industry. As the demand for building design has seen a period of rapid growth in Australia in recent years, you will benefit from our focus on the theoretical and practical skills that will enable you to work effectively as architectural draftspersons, CAD Technician or Building Information Modeller in the residential sector as well as the industrial and commercial building and construction sectors. The Diploma of Building Design allows you to learn the latest sustainable building and construction theories whilst gaining impressive practical skills in graphics required to prepare sketches and working drawings by manual and CAD modelling techniques. TAFE Illawarra leads the way in sustainable building construction as attested by our win in the 2013 Solar Decathlon China., Here, our students and teachers partnered with the University of Wollongong and won the challenge ahead of 19 other entries from around the globe, being the first team in the history of the competition to demonstrate how to retrofit an existing home. Intakes February [-]

Advanced Diploma

Advanced Diploma in Events

Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2017 Australia Wollongong

TAFE Illawarra’s Advanced Diploma in Events provides industry current training for people who work, or want to work in the events industry. You will acquire wide-ranging, highly specialised technical event management skills with a key focus on budget management, strategic research, planning and communication to become proficient in all aspects of events management... [+]

Advanced Diploma in Events Love the fast-paced world of events? TAFE Illawarra’s Advanced Diploma in Events provides industry current training for people who work, or want to work in the events industry. You will acquire wide-ranging, highly specialised technical event management skills with a key focus on budget management, strategic research, planning and communication to become proficient in all aspects of events management. The skills you will learn in this course will ensure you are job-ready to gain employment in a number of roles in the events industry including: Events Manager Venue Manager Conference Manager Exhibition Manager Creativity, good communication skills and team skills are an important aspect in this career path. [-]

Advanced Diploma in Hospitality and Certificate 3 in Commercial Cookery

Campus Full time 2 years July 2016 Australia Wollongong

TAFE Illawarra’s acclaimed student training restaurants – supported with fully equipped commercial kitchens – can provide you with the setting and stage for your future role in the Hospitality industry. TAFE Illawarra is renowned for their culinary events hosted in our eight training restaurants across the Institute These events provide you with solid industry training and hands-on experience, making you... [+]

Advanced Diploma in Hospitality and Certificate 3 in Commercial Cookery Work with professional experts and Celebrity Chefs at TAFE Illawarra! TAFE Illawarra’s acclaimed student training restaurants – supported with fully equipped commercial kitchens – can provide you with the setting and stage for your future role in the Hospitality industry. TAFE Illawarra is renowned for their culinary events hosted in our eight training restaurants across the Institute These events provide you with solid industry training and hands-on experience, making you job-ready on completion. The hospitality industry is one of the fastest growing industries in Australia and one of the biggest sources of employment growth world-wide. This qualification will enhance your skills when operating at senior levels where it is needed to use substantial industry knowledge and wide-ranging, specialised managerial skills. Combining practical experience (gained in the Certificate 3 in Commercial Cookery) and business and management knowledge (gained through the Advanced Diploma units) this double qualification will provide you with a complete set of skills for a successful career pathway to work in any sector of the hospitality industry. Your future career role may include a senior manager in a large organisation or a small business owner. [-]

Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media

Campus Full time 1 year February 2017 Australia Wollongong

This qualification incorporates theoretical studies in visual arts and practical studies in media arts, covering areas of interactive digital media and screen and media, such as electronic design, interactive media, computer animation, 3D visualisation, web page design and digital video. The program provides a challenging project-based learning environment where students can clearly develop relevant experience... [+]

Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media This qualification incorporates theoretical studies in visual arts and practical studies in media arts, covering areas of interactive digital media and screen and media, such as electronic design, interactive media, computer animation, 3D visualisation, web page design and digital video. The program provides a challenging project-based learning environment where students can clearly develop relevant experience, understanding and skills in the rapidly expanding field of creative new media. With a great focus on group work, this qualification will allow you to work in the film, television, radio and digital media industries. The course is delivered at the state of the art technical teaching facility, the Digital Media Centre the University of Wollongong (UOW) Innovation Campus. The Digital Media Centre is a multi-million dollar collaboration between UOW and TAFE NSW that features advanced teaching facilities such as studios, post-production resources, computer and exhibition spaces. An array of current and industry-recognised software and quality digital hardware supports the delivery of the practical course components. [-]

Certificate

Certificate 3 in Surveying and Spatial Information Services

Campus Full time 6 months February 2017 Australia Wollongong

Are you seeking an entry point to the surveying and spatial information services sector? If so, you will benefit from this courses, which is one of TAFE Illawarra’s most popular qualifications due to the growing industry demand. In this courses, you will learn about the gathering, retrieval and storage related to spatial information services for organisations involved with land and construction surveying, mapping and... [+]

Certificate 3 in Surveying and Spatial Information Services Are you seeking an entry point to the surveying and spatial information services sector? If so, you will benefit from this courses, which is one of TAFE Illawarra’s most popular qualifications due to the growing industry demand. In this courses, you will learn about the gathering, retrieval and storage related to spatial information services for organisations involved with land and construction surveying, mapping and land administration, and geographic information systems. Developed directly with industry, this course will ensure that the skills you learn will make you job-ready to support professional and para-professional staff in this industry as a surveying assistant or spatial services assistant. [-]

Certificate 4 Information Technology Networking

Campus Full time 1 year July 2016 Australia Wollongong

If you want to be competent in the installation and management of small scale networks, either as an independent network support technician or as part of a team, this course is for you. Starting with the Certificate 3 qualification, it will first offer you practical knowledge and skills in a wide range of general information and communications technology (ICT) technical functions to achieve a degree of... [+]

Certificate 4 Information Technology Networking (includes the Certificate 3 of Information, Digital Media and Technology Networking) If you want to be competent in the installation and management of small scale networks, either as an independent network support technician or as part of a team, this course is for you. Starting with the Certificate 3 qualification, it will first offer you practical knowledge and skills in a wide range of general information and communications technology (ICT) technical functions to achieve a degree of self-sufficiency as an advanced ICT user. If you are working at this level, you will support information technology activities in the workplace across a wide range of ICT areas. This course provides you with the opportunity to develop specific skills in Network Administration. Studying ICT in the Illawarra is a unique opportunity to benefit from the region’s growing innovation initiatives, such as the iAccelerate program, located next to the University of Wollongong and TAFE Illawarra’s Digital Media Centre at the Innovation Campus. The vast majority of TAFE Illawarra’s graduates have gained employment within two months of graduation. Career opportunities for this qualification Network support Network operations support Network operations technician Network technician Network support technician [-]

English course: Certificate 3 in Advanced English for Further Studies

Campus Part time 1 - 5 weeks Open Enrollment Australia Wollongong

If your level of English is not yet at the entry requirement of a TAFE course or if you just want to learn to communicate more effectively with native speakers at work or in social situations, this is the perfect course. Tailored to your level and your needs, this qualification will make you eligible for direct entry into TAFE NSW vocational programs if you also meet the relevant academic requirements. It builds on academic English skills and includes researching, assignment preparation and essay writing. [+]

Certificate 3 in Advanced English for Further Studies TAFE Illawarra’s accredited English Language and Cultural Centre (ELCC), based at our largest campus in Wollongong, offers you an affordable English Language study option. Open 50 weeks of the year, with courses commencing every 5 weeks, the ELCC offers you a tailored program to suit your individual needs and circumstances. This course will develop your skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Completion of this course provides entry into TAFE Illawarra’s vocational courses for international students. Alternatively, on completion of this course you may wish to expand on your English Language skills and continue with your studies by direct enrolment into Certificate IV in English for Academic Purposes which allows you to apply directly to many Australian Universities. Duration Depending on level Intakes Every 5 weeks [-]

English course: Certificate 4 in English for Academic Purposes

Campus Part time 1 - 5 weeks Open Enrollment Australia Wollongong

If you need to study English as an entry requirement to higher education qualifications, this course is for you! This course prepares students for advanced study at TAFE Illawarra or at an Australian university. Advanced level students will develop academic English skills including academic reading and writing, and seminar presentations. [+]

Certificate 4 In English for Academic Purposes TAFE Illawarra’s accredited English Language and Cultural Centre (ELCC), based at our largest campus in Wollongong, offers you an affordable English Language study option. Open 50 weeks of the year, with courses commencing every 5 weeks, the ELCC offers you tailored programs to suit your individual needs and circumstances. Successful completion of this course provides ‘proof of proficiency’ in English to be considered for a place in courses requiring Year 12 entry including Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses as well as entry into many Australian Universities. Most universities in NSW accept the EAP course, including the University of Wollongong next door to TAFE Illawarra Wollongong. Duration Depending on level Intakes Every 5 weeks [-]

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Contact

TAFE Illawarra Wollongong Campus

Address Foleys Lane
2500 North Wollongong, Australia
Website http://www.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/
Phone +61 2 4229 0131