Is TAFE better than the university

TAFE Colleges & Professional Schools in Australia

TAFE stands for Technical and Further Education and is an integral part of the Australian education system. At the state TAFE institutes and private colleges, professional qualifications such as a certificate or diploma up to a bachelor's degree can be obtained.

Whether a 6-month certificate course, a one-year diploma course or a three-year bachelor's degree - the practice-oriented TAFE colleges in Australia enjoy an excellent reputation worldwide. The modular structure of the TAFE degree programs also offers lateral entrants without a high school diploma or Matura the entry into the bachelor’s degree. The fields of study are as diverse as the institutions themselves: courses in business, tourism, design, IT, beauty therapy, horticulture, logistics, children's services and other fields are offered. The tuition fees for TAFE courses are graded according to the level of qualification attainable and range between AUD 5,000 and AUD 11,000 per year.

The TAFEs are administered by the various states and territories, which are summarized here in the overview. Below you will find a selection of private colleges and hotel schools in Australia.

Selection of course focuses

Animal Care, Childhood Education, Business & Commerce, Beauty, Design, Music & Performing Arts, Graphic Design & Visual Arts, Engineering, Information Technology & Computing, Hopsitality / Event Management, Outdoor Education & Tourism