TAFETechnical and Further Education is a union of technical educational institutions in Australia, providing a wide range of vocational training and qualification courses within the framework of government educational system.

College is very different from high school or university. Unlike universities, which offer courses in a wide range of Theoretical and Applied disciplines, TAFE implies training for a specific profession.

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Australia - General information
region Oceania
Capital Canberra
Language English
Currency Australian Dollar
Population 23,365,337
Students 1,046,000
Foreigner students 23.9%
Statistics - Universities
Universities in top 100 7
Universities in top 200 8
Universities in top 500 23
Universities in top 1000 33
Universities in top 5000 41
Cost of living in Australia
Expenses - USD/Month Min. Med.
Accommodation 398 594
Food 225 441
Transportation 79 185
Communications and utilities 96 102
Clothing 26 97
Sports and leisure 30 104
Total 854 1,523
Accommodation in Australia USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 402
Shared room in city centre 600
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 795
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 1,080
Location on map

Entry Requirements

For admission, it is enough to have a certificate of completion of 10 years of high school and English proficiency level TOEFL 530 (IELTS 5,5). If a foreign student does not have the required level of English, he can undergo pre-language training offered by the selected college. There are standard, abridged and academic programs in conjunction with classes of learning English. Programs are taught by professional teachers and students can always count on their support.

Employment after graduation from college TAFE

After completing TAFE, graduates receive a certificate — Certificate of I, II, III, IV degrees or a Diploma (basic Diploma or Advanced Diploma). On average, to earn a certificate one must undergo training for 12-52 weeks. The acquired knowledge allows one to be engaged in professional activities on junior positions. To get a Diploma it usually takes 1.5 — 2 years, and for Advanced diploma – 2.5 — 3 years. Advanced diploma allows to occupy managerial positions of middle rank.

TAFE training programs can be stopped after any level completion with acquiring a certificate of a certain degree, which gives the right to seek a job in the area of expertise.

Completion of a short-term program to get a Certificate of I degree normally would not be sufficient to obtain a highly qualified position, but the completion of a series of TAFE programs can provide excellent prospects for future employment or continuation of their studying at a university.

A distinctive feature of education is the practical orientation of training. The content of the course is designed for mastering of the latest technology, using the latest generation of equipment, which is updated with the participation of modern companies.

Acquired skills are especially valued by future employers and provide excellent employment opportunities both in Australia and in companies around the world.

TAFE includes more than 90 educational institutions, among which the most famous are the following institutions:

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