Career Guide 2023 - TAFE NSW

 
Career Guide 2023 - TAFE NSW
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              Career Guide 2023
Career Guide 2023 - TAFE NSW
TAFE NSW acknowledges Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as
the Traditional Custodians of the Land,
Rivers and Sea. We acknowledge and
pay our respects to the Elders; past,
present and emerging of all Nations.
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                                                         Career areas
                                                             Aboriginal Education                                                                                     10
                                                           	Agriculture, Animal Care, Food & Beverage Processing
                                                             & Land Management                                                                                        16
                                                             Arts, Fashion, Design & Entertainment                                                                   26
                                                             Automotive Trades & Services                                                                            40
                                                             Aviation                                                                                                46
                                                             Building & Construction                                                                                 50
                                                             Business & Finance                                                                                      58
                                                             Community Services                                                                                      74
                                                             Engineering & Electrotechnology                                                                         84
                                                             Hairdressing, Barbering & Beauty                                                                        92
                                                             Health & Fitness                                                                                        98
                                                             Information & Communications Technology                                                                108
                                                             Library & Information Services                                                                         118
                                                             Maritime                                                                                               120
                                                             Supply Chain Operations                                                                                124
                                                             Tourism, Hospitality & Events                                                                          128
                                                             Preparation For Work & Further Study                                                                   136
                                                             Career Index                                                                                           143

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Note: Aboriginal is used in this document to include Indigenous/Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people(s).

The training for all/some of the courses listed is subsidised by the NSW Government under Smart and Skilled funding. The material contained in this document
is intended to provide you with general information on TAFE NSW courses and should be used as a guide only. Information in this document regarding career
prospects (including earning potential and job opportunities) is sourced from TAFE NSW - Strategy and Research 2022 and Deloitte Access Economics 2022.
TAFE NSW does not guarantee that a learner will obtain any particular employment or salary outcome. While every reasonable effort has been made to ensure
that the information contained in this document is accurate and current at the time of publication, no representation or warranty is given that the information
contained herein is complete, current, reliable or free from error or omission.

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                       Why choose
                       TAFE NSW?
                       Get the job you want
Why choose TAFE NSW?

                       With our diverse range of courses, strong industry connections and approaches to learning that suit all needs, we
                       will help you to get the job you want.

                       You come first
                                                              TAFE NSW has been evolving and adapting to the training and education needs of NSW for
                                                              over 130 years. We exist to create outstanding learner experiences and provide quality and
                                                              personalised services that allow you to achieve your goals.

                       You are an individual
                                                              You’re never just a number at TAFE NSW. Our small class sizes, student services and social
                                                              facilities all create an incredibly strong support network. We will always ensure that you
                                                              receive expert support in your specific area of interest.

                       Quality education
                                                              We partner with employers to provide mentorships, internships, work placements, and real
                                                              world learning. Whatever your course, you will develop current, practical skills through
                                                              both real and simulated work environments.

                       Strong industry connections
                                                              Our ambition is to help you with your career goals. With hundreds of partner organisations,
                                                              and relationships with over 25,000 employers, we offer up-to-date industry insights and
                                                              prime networking opportunities to help you develop relationships with industry. You will
                                                              also discover an invaluable professional network among your teachers and fellow students.

                       Excellent reputation
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                                                              Our teachers are experts. They have worked in their industry and are passionate about their
                                                              field. We know they are the best at what they do, because that’s what our graduates tell us.
                                                              Teachers combine their expertise with a friendly, relaxed and supportive approach, so you
                                                              can enjoy a comprehensive learning experience.

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                         81%                                       Safe places for learning and growth

                                                                                                                                                                                 Why choose TAFE NSW?
                         employer                                  At TAFE NSW, you will find study spaces, as well as vibrant places
                         satisfaction                              and opportunities to network, to socialise, and to just chill out.
                                                                   These include cafés, gyms, bookshops, galleries and exhibition
                         NSW employers are satisfied with          spaces, as well as areas for student bands, barbecues, and theatre
                         the quality of the nationally
                         recognised training we deliver*           performances. You may even get discounts at our student training
                                                                   restaurants, hair and beauty salons, and massage clinics.

                                                                   Student Benefits Program

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                                                                   When you enrol at TAFE NSW, you become part of our student
                                                                   community. Student Benefits Program members can take advantage
                                                                   of the facilities, services, and activities available at many of our
                         of the top 10                             locations. Members gain access to special events, off-campus
                         occupation areas                          shopping and entertainment discounts and deals. Membership is
                         TAFE NSW provides training in 8 of        open to all TAFE NSW students.
                         the 10 top occupation areas predicted
                         to have the greatest growth over the
                         next five years.^
                                                                   Jobs Connect service
                                                                   TAFE NSW delivers the Jobs Connect platform, helping students find
                                                                   work experience and employment. The Jobs Connect team delivers

                         89%
                                                                   workshops, industry insights and career events throughout the year.
                                                                   This service is free to all TAFE NSW students and recent graduates.
                         of graduates
                         would recommend                           Library services
                         TAFE NSW
                                                                   At TAFE NSW, you’ll gain access to our statewide network of libraries
                         as a training provider#                   with the latest digital and print resources. Staffed with a professional
                                                                   team of librarians, you can get assistance with locating resources
                                                                   and library facilities, information services, and a range of other online
                                                                   support services.

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                                                                   You can also get access to computers and software, WiFi, individual
                                       %                           and group study areas, photocopying, printing and scanning services
                                                                   (including 3D printing at some locations), as well as all the research,
                         graduate                                  referencing, and bibliography help you need for your assignments.
                         satisfaction
                         with overall quality of training          Online 24/7
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                         at TAFE NSW#
                                                                   Our eResources are available to TAFE NSW students 24/7, where
                                                                   students can access journals, tutorials and ‘ask a librarian’ services.

                                                                   Childcare centres
                                                                   Excellent childcare facilities are provided at some TAFE NSW
                                                                   locations. Places may be available for children under the age of six.

Source: *NCVER – Employer’s Use and Views of the VET System (2021) – note this represents TAFE nationally not just TAFE NSW – data not available for TAFE NSW.
#
  NCVER – VET Student Outcomes 2021. ^Labour Market Information Portal, Australian Government, Occupation Projections – five years to May 2024.

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                      to success
Pathways to success

                      A TAFE NSW pathway is a great
                      way to fast track your career, and:
                      § get ready for work
                        or study                            School
                      § build new skills
                      § pursue a specific
                        career outcome

                                                                     Employment
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                                                                     and further
                                                                      education

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Forge your own path
Your pathway depends on your skills, experience, study preferences, and career goals. Explore the most popular
entry points here and start planning your future.
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Study at TAFE NSW while at school                                                                                     tafensw.edu.au/tvet

                 § Gain credit towards an industry recognised qualification as part of your secondary studies
                 § Courses, including School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBAT), may contribute
                   towards your HSC and ATAR
                 § Contact your careers adviser about your options

                                                                                                                                                          Pathways to success
Apprenticeships and traineeships                                                                                 tafensw.edu.au/careers

                 § Earn while you learn
                 § Combine on-the-job training with structured study and skills development, while working
                   towards a nationally recognised qualification
                 § Full time, part time, or via a school based apprenticeship or traineeship

Short courses                                                                                         tafensw.edu.au/short-courses

                 § Choose from hundreds of short courses across a wide range of industries
                 § Courses can be completed over weeks or even days
                 § Learn skills to enhance your current role, or gain confidence to take the next step in your career

TAFE NSW degrees                                                                                                tafensw.edu.au/degrees

                 § Real world experience – enhance your employability through our internships
                   and work placements
                 § Build connections – get a head start with our strong industry ties and job
                   placement opportunities
                 § Small classes – benefit from individual attention and group support

Pathways to higher education                                                                           credittransfer.tafensw.edu.au

                 § TAFE NSW courses can lead to employment or further study in a university or
                   a TAFE NSW degree
                 § Visit credittransfer.tafensw.edu.au for more information about higher education pathways
                   including articulation and credit arrangements
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                 § Offering online training in more than 200 courses, with 24/7 access to online study
                   materials, including a training plan so you can manage your study to fit in with your lifestyle
                   and commitments.
                 § Teacher support is also available, with many courses offering live webinar sessions to assist
                   you with planning your study timetable, course content and giving you the opportunity to
                   connect with other students in your course.

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                           Student
                           support
                           services
                           Aboriginal student support services
Student support services

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                           TAFE NSW provides a range of Aboriginal support staff to assist you with everything from enrolment to course
                           selection. We can also give advice on applying for fee exemptions and scholarships, as well as provide mentoring
                           to support you throughout your TAFE NSW journey.

                           Disability and access services                                                             tafensw.edu.au/disability

                           TAFE NSW Disability and Access Services ensure that students with a disability have access, support, and equal
                           opportunities while studying. Disability Teacher Consultants will assist with providing reasonable adjustment based
                           on your individual needs and the course in which you are enrolled. Disability Teacher Consultants can also help with
                           assistive and adaptive technology needs.

                           Counselling and career development services                                              tafensw.edu.au/counselling

                           The TAFE NSW counselling and career development service is free and is designed to help you with strategies
                           to get the most from your course and with your studies, as well as in your chosen career. Prospective TAFE NSW
                           students are able to access the service to assist with course choice decisions and career planning.
                           Students enrolled with TAFE NSW are able to access a range of services to assist in career development and
                           personal support.

                           Learning support                                                                      tafensw.edu.au/study-support

                           TAFE NSW provides valuable learner support at our ‘drop-in’ or flexible learning centres, in small groups or one-on-
                           one. Call 131 601 to find out what study support services are available at your location.

                           International students                                                                  tafensw.edu.au/international

                           Coordinators can offer advice, support and referral services to assist you during your studies. They will help you
                           to achieve your education goals and make your time in Australia rewarding and enjoyable.
                           Download our International Guide today.

                           Scholarships                                                                            tafensw.edu.au/scholarships
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                           TAFE NSW works with government, non-government and industry partners to develop and deliver scholarships for
                           students who are experiencing financial, social, or other barriers to study.

                           Multicultural services                                                 tafensw.edu.au/multicultural-support-services

                           TAFE NSW delivers programs and support services to meet the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse
                           students and prospective students. These programs and services address barriers when accessing vocational
                           training and empower students to succeed in their study and employment goals.

                           For more details visit tafensw.edu.au/support

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The right support played a
vital part in Daniel’s recovery.
A motorcycle accident affected Daniel’s ability to continue working. Needing to retrain,
he chose to study with TAFE NSW.
Thanks to the support he received, Daniel has completed a diploma in mechanical
engineering and is now continuing his studies at university.
TAFE NSW provides a wide range of support services for students with disabilities.
This includes information and advice about courses, assistance with enrolling, the
development of individual support plans, reasonable adjustments for learning, and
fee exemptions for eligible students.
If you are living with an injury, a disability, or a health condition, TAFE NSW can provide
the support you need to achieve your study goals, and build yourself a better future.

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                      specialist schools
Specialist schools

                      TAFE NSW Sydney                                                        TAFE NSW Fashion Design
                      Wine Academy                                                           Studio
                      The TAFE NSW Sydney Wine Academy is an award-                          TAFE NSW Fashion Design Studio (FDS) can turn your
                      winning provider of world class training, for the                      desire for a career in fashion into a reality through a
                      hospitality, retail, and wine industries.                              range of unique fashion design courses.
                      Our teachers are highly respected experts, who share                   Recognised internationally as a fashion school of
                      their industry expertise to help you develop your wine                 excellence, FDS consistently ranks amongst the world’s
                      knowledge and tasting skills.                                          top fashion design schools, and boasts an alumni that
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                                                                                             reads like a ‘who’s who’ of Australian fashion.
                      Our courses range from one-day hobby courses,
                      through to specialist courses and internationally                      FDS is the only fashion school in Australia to present
                      recognised qualifications.                                             a group show on the official schedule at the Afterpay
                                                                                             Australian Fashion Week. Our “Innovators” show
                      The Academy is an approved provider of Wine
                                                                                             features the collections of the top FDS graduates,
                      Scholar Guild and Wine and Spirit Education Trust
                                                                                             and is recognised by the industry as one of the
                      (WSET) programs.
                                                                                             highlights of the Fashion Week calendar.
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                                                                  TAFE NSW Design Centre
                                                                  Enmore
                                                                  Explore your creativity at the award-winning

                                                                                                                                                        Specialist schools
                                                                  TAFE NSW Design Centre Enmore (DCE). Our state-
                                                                  of-the-art facilities include purpose built exhibition
                                                                  spaces, studios and workshops, staffed by creative
                                                                  professionals boasting current industry experience
                                                                  and valuable contacts.
                                                                  In the words of legendary artist and musician Reg
                                                                  Mombassa, “DCE runs excellent practical courses
                                                                  producing students with work-ready skills”.
                                                                  If you’re ready to explore and inspire your creative
                                                                  side, then you’re ready to enrol at DCE.
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TAFE NSW Australian                                               TAFE NSW Western Sydney
Patisserie Academy                                                Creative Centres
The TAFE NSW Australian Patisserie Academy gives                  The Western Sydney Creative Centres represent
food enthusiasts and professionals the opportunity to             a network of exceptional learning centres, aimed
immerse themselves in the culinary world. Utilising               at providing students with an opportunity to express
professional kitchens, you’ll emerge with a dream                 themselves and develop their creative skills.
patisserie skill set that ranges from cake decorating
                                                                  Our dedicated teachers will support you throughout
to creating one-of-a-kind chocolate showpieces.
                                                                  your student journey, ensuring all your needs are met.
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tafensw.edu.au/apa                                                Our exceptional facilities, combined with our
                                                                  thorough, hands-on training, help prepare you to
                                                                  become a professional entrepreneur, armed with
                                                                  impressive creative skills, an eye-catching portfolio,
                                                                  a curious mind, and the soft skills needed to succeed.
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                                                                                       Be
                                                                                       connected

                                                                                                                                 Aboriginal Education
                                                                                       Join 35,000+ Aboriginal
                                                                                       and Torres Strait Islander
                                                                                       students.

Aboriginal Education
Be connected and join over 35,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at
TAFE NSW. We recognise the importance of identity, knowledge and understanding of
Aboriginal cultures and languages - which enhance the lives and career opportunities
of all Australians.
Be deadly at TAFE NSW.
We welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and we support all students
to get the most out of education and training, to help open up exciting employment
opportunities, or to progress further in your current job.
Be empowered, share your life experiences, and gain real skills for the future. From music
and film to Aboriginal languages and cultures, all our courses are taught in small, friendly
groups, with personalised support from expert facilitators. Be job ready and take the first
step, with apprenticeships, work placements, and real hands-on experience.
Assistance can also be made available for personalised learning plans, goal-setting,
reading, writing, numeracy, and test and assessment preparation.

                  Choice of programs
                  From pre-apprenticeships to degrees, or learning an Aboriginal
                  Language, our courses are designed to build on your existing skills
                  and knowledge, whatever your experience.
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                       Aboriginal Cultures
Aboriginal Education

                       Learn about Aboriginal Australia, investigate different ways of looking at the world, and open up career options
                       in every sector you can imagine. Our courses uncover history and celebrate the rich cultural heritage and
                       environmental landscape of Aboriginal Australia.

                       Is it right for you?                                          Courses offered* include                          Potential career opportunities

                       § Do you enjoy storytelling?                                  § Aboriginal Cultural Education                   § Aboriginal Arts Practitioner
                                                                                                                                         or Administrator
                       § Are you creative?                                           § Aboriginal Languages
                                                                                                                                       § Aboriginal Languages Educator
                       § Do you enjoy sharing your culture                           § Aboriginal Studies for
                         and history?                                                  Professional and Community                      § Government Policy Officer
                                                                                       Development
                       § Do you want to protect and                                                                                    § Community Development Worker
                         maintain cultural sites, stories,                           § Conservation and Land
                                                                                                                                       § Aboriginal Sites Officer
                         languages and songlines?                                      Management
                       § Are you passionate about social                             § Cultural Arts
                         justice and human rights?                                   *Some Aboriginal Cultures courses may have
                                                                                       eligibility requirements. Please check with
                                                                                       TAFE NSW before enrolling.

                       Example pathway to a quality career

                                                                                Certificate IV in                          Course in                           TAFE NSW
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                               Certificate III                                  Aboriginal and/                         Aboriginal and/                         Degree
                               in Indigenous                                    or Torres Strait                        or Torres Strait                       or Partner
                             Land Management                                  Islander Cultural                       Islander Cultural                       University
                                (AHC31516)                                            Arts                                 Education                            Degree
                                                                                  (CUA40615*)                             (11044NAT)

                         Indigenous Lands Worker                       Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait             Open up opportunities in a       Take your career to a higher level
                           and careers to protect,                      Islander Jewellery Designer,             huge range of careers or study       with a TAFE NSW degree or
                          maintain and recognise                        Studio Artist, Glass Artist or          options that celebrate specialist      partner university degree.
                               cultural sites.                                 Textile Artist.                       Aboriginal knowledge,
                                                                                                                 experience and qualifications.
                       * This qualification is superseded.

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                                                                                                             A TAFE NSW traineeship
                                                                                                             is setting me up to be
                                                                                                             a registered Aboriginal
                                                                                                             health practitioner. I’m
                                                                                                             working in my Community
                                                                                                             while I’m getting qualified.

                                                                                                                             George, Aboriginal or Torres
                                                                                                                      Strait Islander Primary Health Care

Courses Customised for Aboriginal People

                                                                                                                                                                    Aboriginal Education
 If you are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person wanting to further your education and career, then
 TAFE NSW has courses that can give you the tools, the practical skills, and the background knowledge you need.
 Prepare for employment or progress further in your current job, by finding a course to build on your existing skills
 and knowledge, and gain real world learning for your future.

Is it right for you?                         Courses offered include                                  Potential career opportunities

§ Are you an Aboriginal or Torres            § Apprenticeship Preparation                             § Civil Construction
  Strait Islander person?
                                             § Community Services                                     § Culture and Arts Business
§ Do you want to learn with other
                                             § Education Support                                      § Education
  Aboriginal people?
                                             § Music Performance                                      § Environmental Management
§ Do you want to build your skills
  with personalised learning plans           § Police (IPROWD) Training Program § Film, TV, or Theatre
  and goalsetting?
                                             § Primary Health Care Practice                           § Health
§ Do you want to be recognised for
                                             § Screen and Media                                       § Music
  your Cultural knowledge?
                                                                                                      § National Parks and Wildlife
                                                                                                      § NSW Police Force
                                                                                                      § Tourism

Example pathway to a quality career

       Certificate III in                Certificate IV in
                                                                                                                                       TAFE NSW
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       Aboriginal and/                  Aboriginal and/or
                                                                                        Diploma of                                     Bachelor of
       or Torres Strait                   Torres Strait
                                                                                         Nursing                                       Community
      Islander Primary                      Islander
                                                                                        (HLT54121)                                      Services
         Health Care                     Primary Health
                                                                                                                                       (HE20528)
         (HLT30113)                       Care Practice
                                           (HLT40213)

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait   Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait                    Enrolled Nurse.                              Community Services
   Islander Health Worker.           Islander Health Worker.                                                                       roles in everything
                                                                                                                                  from management to
                                                                                                                                   specialist practice.

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                        Course                                                                                                                         Qualification                             Code
                        Community Services                                                                                                             Bachelor’s Degree                         HE20528
                        Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice                                                          Certificate IV                            HLT40213
                        Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care                                                                   Certificate III                           HLT30113
                        Vocational and Study Pathways (IPROWD)                                                                                         Certificate III                           11036NAT

                        Aboriginal Languages and Aboriginal Culture
                        Course                                                                                                                         Qualification                             Code
                        Aboriginal Studies for Professional and Community Development                                                                  Diploma                                   10761NAT
                        Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts                                                                         Certificate IV                            CUA40615*
                        Mentoring Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People                                                                      Certificate III                           10650NAT
                        Aboriginal Languages for Community Use                                                                                         Certificate III                           10705NAT
                        Inidigenous Land Management                                                                                                    Certificate III                           AHC31516
Aboriginal Education

                        Basic Aboriginal Languages for Social Use                                                                                      Certificate II                            10704NAT
                        Fundamental Aboriginal Languages for Personal Use                                                                              Certificate I                             10703NAT
                        Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Education                                                                    Course                                    11044NAT

                       All courses are for you
                       No matter what course you choose, we can assist you with everything from enrolment to course selection, as well as
                       providing specialist assistance to support you throughout your TAFE NSW journey.

                       Be connected
                       Be job ready, with work placements and real hands-on experience. Talk to us about your eligibility to receive
                       subsidised training places, travel, accommodation, and meals.
                       We offer a range of flexible programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as a step towards
                       employment, or to move forward in your career, in areas such as:
                       § Aboriginal Languages
                       § Business                                                                                   Whether you’re looking for a career in emergency services,
                                                                                                                    the electrical sector, or as a correctional officer, there’s a
                       § Civil Construction                                                                         program that can support you with your ambition.
                       § Community Services and Education
                                                                                                                    emPOWER
                       § Creative Industries                                                                        An electrical pre-apprenticeship program for Aboriginal
                                                                                                                    people between 15 and 25 years.
                       § Dance, Theatre, and Events
                       § Digital Storytelling, Film, and Video                                                      IFARES
                                                                                                                    A pathway to employment with Fire and Rescue NSW
                       § Events, Tourism, and Hospitality                                                           (Certificate IV in Fitness SIS40215).
                       § Fire and Rescue
                                                                                                                    IPROWD
                       § Hair and Beauty                                                                            A pathway for Aboriginal people into a career as a NSW
                                                                                                                    Police Officer or the Australian Justice system (Certificate
                       § Health and Justice
                                                                                                                    III in Vocational and Study Pathways 11036NAT).
                       § Land and Environment                                                                       tafensw.edu.au/iprowd
                       § Music, Songwriting, and Singing                                                            JAPEP
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                       § Painting, Ceramics, and Arts                                                               A pathway for Aboriginal people to employment as a
                                                                                                                    correctional officer with NSW Department of Justice
                       § Photography and Social Media                                                               (Certificate II in Community Services CHC22015).
                       § Sport and Recreation

                       * This qualification is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.
                       For further information and to check for courses that are available at your location, please visit the TAFE NSW website: tafensw.edu.au

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Be deadly. With hands-on, real world skills.
Be empowered at TAFE NSW. Join over 35,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students as you learn
the skills you need for the job you want. Explore career pathways and study full time, part time or online.

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                 Food & Beverage Processing & Land Management
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                                                                                                             Job
                                                                                                             opportunities

                                                                                                                                                              Food & Beverage Processing & Land Management
                                                                                                                                                              Agriculture, Animal Care,
                                                                                                             4,000+ jobs forecast over
                                                                                                             the 3 years to 2024-25 for
                                                                                                             the NSW Agriculture* sector.^

Agriculture,
Animal Care,
Food & Beverage Processing
& Land Management
The conversion and consumption of the Earth’s natural resources is at an all-time high.
As our world becomes more populated and the demand on resources continues to grow,
it becomes more crucial to know how to grow our food more sustainably whilst restoring
Earth’s biodiversity and climate.
TAFE NSW is one of Australia’s largest providers of agriculture, animal care, food
and beverage processing, land management, and horticulture training. Thousands of
employers and industry experts choose TAFE NSW each year because we provide quality
hands-on training utilising industry standard facilities such as the Primary Industries
Centre (PIC) at Wagga Wagga, National Environment Centre (NEC) at Thurgoona, and
winery and sports turf grounds at TAFE NSW Kurri Kurri. There are a variety of courses
delivered by experienced teachers, who can work with you to take the next step in an
exciting career change.

                             Strong industry connections
                             Established and dynamic employer networks, including the Pet Industry
                             Association of Australia, the Royal Agricultural Society, Landcare NSW,
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                             Aboriginal Land Councils, the Australian Wool Exchange, the Australian
                             Association of Bush Regenerators, The Landscape Association, the
                             Australian Institute of Horticulture, the Forest Industry Council,
                             Australian Forest Contractors Association, Arboriculture Australia,
                             Australian Meat Industry Council, the Australian Institute of Food
                             Science and Technology, NSW Wine, Independent Brewers Association,
                             Landscape Design Institute, Australian Sports Turf Managers
                             Association, International Society of Sustainability Professionals,
                             Society for Ecological Restoration, and Dairy Australia.

* Although Agriculture is forecast to experience an employment decline, there will be opportunities to skill for new roles and to replace retiring workers.
^ Source: Employment forecast data from TAFE NSW - Strategy and Research 2022 and Deloitte Access Economics 2022.

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                                                  Agriculture
                      Agriculture, Animal Care,
Food & Beverage Processing & Land Management

                                                  If you have a passion for plants and animals, soils, sustainability, and the great outdoors, then studying agriculture
                                                  could be the perfect fit for you. TAFE NSW offers courses with practical experience for working in agriculture,
                                                  focussing on food and animal production and farm management. Stay up-to-date with technology and management
                                                  practices for all types of livestock and crops. This sector can offer you the chance to make a real difference to the
                                                  environment, and to the people of Australia.

                                                  Is it right for you?                                          Courses offered include                   Potential career opportunities

                                                  § Do you enjoy the outdoors?                                  § Agriculture                             § Farm Manager
                                                  § Do you enjoy being part of a team? § Production Horticulture                                          § Livestock Farm Manager
                                                  § Do you like working with plants                             § Organic Farming                         § Cropping Farm Manager
                                                    and animals?
                                                                                                                § Permaculture                            § Irrigation Farm Manager
                                                  § Are you passionate about
                                                                                                                § Rural Operations                        § Agriculture Technician
                                                    sustainable practices?
                                                                                                                § Viticulture                             § Agriculture Contractor
                                                                                                                § Wool Handling and Classing              § Wool Classer
                                                                                                                § Feedlot Operations                      § Wool Handler
                                                                                                                § Shearing                                § Shearer
                                                                                                                                                          § Viticulturist

                                                  Example pathway to a quality career
                tafensw.edu.au

                                                          Certificate II in                                Certificate III in              Certificate IV in                    Diploma of
                                                           Agriculture                                      Agriculture                     Agriculture                        Agriculture
                                                           (AHC20116)                                       (AHC30116)                      (AHC40116)                         (AHC50116)

                                                       Assistant Animal                             Cattle Farmhand, Livestock          Dairy Farm Supervisor,         Farm Production Manager (beef
                                                   Attendant/Stockperson or                          Transporter, Station Hand         Farm Supervisor (sheep),          cattle) or Station Manager
                                                   Assistant Farm or Station                        (sheep and wheat), Station         Head Stockperson (beef                (sheep and grain).
                                                    Hand/Worker/Labourer.                            Hand (sheep and wool) or            cattle), Piggery Unit
                                                                                                        Stud Farm Worker.              Supervisor or Stud Farm
                                                                                                                                         Supervisor/Manager.

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                                                                                                            Going to TAFE NSW was the
                                                                                                            best thing I have ever done.
                                                                                                            I am now in a career I always
                                                                                                            wanted to do and I love
                                                                                                            going to work every day.

                                                                                                                           Marion, Certificate III in Parks
                                                                                                                                             and Gardens

Horticulture & Landscaping

                                                                                                                                                                   Food & Beverage Processing & Land Management
                                                                                                                                                                   Agriculture, Animal Care,
Horticulture is one of the fastest growing industries in Australia, and this sector plays an important role in delivering
economic, social and environmental value. So if you’re passionate about horticulture or landscaping, you like getting
hands-on, have a green thumb, or a love for constructed landscapes, gardens, or sports arenas, then our horticulture
and landscaping courses can open doors and offer you a wide range of rural and urban opportunities.

Is it right for you?                         Courses offered include                                  Potential career opportunities

§ Do you enjoy working outdoors?             § Horticulture                                           § Horticulturist
§ Do you have an interest in                 § Landscape Construction                                 § Landscape Construction Worker
  plants, science, and the natural             or Design
                                                                                                      § Landscape Designer
  environment?
                                             § Sports Turf Management
                                                                                                      § Greenkeeper
§ Are you passionate about
                                             § Arboriculture
  sustainable practices?                                                                              § Sports Turf Manager
                                             § Production Horticulture
                                                                                                      § Arborist
                                             § Nursery Operations
                                                                                                      § Production Manager
                                             § Parks and Gardens
                                                                                                      § Plantation, Parks, or
                                             § Irrigation                                               Gardens Worker
                                             § Agricultural Chemical                                  § Nurseryperson
                                             § Chainsaw Operations                                    § Irrigation Technician

Example pathway to a quality career

                                           Certificate III                                                                             Diploma of
                                          in Horticulture
                                                                                                                                                                                 tafensw.edu.au

                                                                                                                                      Horticulture
         Certificate II in                  (AHC30716)                                Certificate IV                                  (AHC50416)
          Horticulture                    Certificate III                            in Horticulture
                                                                                                                                     Diploma of
          (AHC20416)                      in Sports Turf                               (AHC40416)
                                                                                                                                  Landscape Design
                                          Management                                                                                (AHC50616*)
                                           (AHC31319)

    Horticulture Assistant.               Horticulturist,                     Horticulture Team Leader.                             Horticulturist,
                                      Greenkeeper or Grounds                                                                   Horticultural Manager or
                                             Person.                                                                            Landscape Designer.

* This qualification is superseded.

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                                                  Animal Care
                      Agriculture, Animal Care,
Food & Beverage Processing & Land Management

                                                  Imagine turning your love for our furry and feathered friends into a rewarding                                                         Employment
                                                  and satisfying career. An Animal Care course will help you do just that.
                                                  Choose from courses where you learn to assist with animal care, health
                                                                                                                                                                                         growth
                                                  routines and nutrition, through to veterinary nursing courses specialising in                                                          900+ jobs forecast over
                                                  radiography, pathology, and dental procedures. Careers in this sector offer                                                            the 3 years to 2024-25
                                                  you new challenges and a chance to work within a strong growth industry.                                                               for the NSW Animal Care
                                                                                                                                                                                         and Racing sectors.^

                                                  Is it right for you?                                          Courses offered include                                Potential career opportunities

                                                  § Do you enjoy working                                        § Animal Studies                                       § Pet Shop, Kennel, or Cattery
                                                    with animals?                                                                                                        Attendant
                                                                                                                § Captive Animals
                                                  § Are you a team player?                                                                                             § Veterinary Nurse
                                                                                                                § Companion Animal Services
                                                  § Do you have good communication                                                                                     § Wildlife Animal Carer
                                                                                                                § Farriery
                                                    skills?
                                                                                                                                                                       § Zookeeper
                                                                                                                § Veterinary Nursing
                                                  § Are you compassionate?
                                                                                                                                                                       § Farrier

                                                  Example pathway to a quality career
                tafensw.edu.au

                                                                                                             Certificate III
                                                           Certificate II                                                                              Certificate IV in                     Diploma of
                                                                                                            in Animal Care
                                                          in Animal Care                                                                              Veterinary Nursing                 Veterinary Nursing
                                                                                                                Services
                                                            (ACM20121)                                                                                   (ACM40418)                         (ACM50219)
                                                                                                              (ACM30121)

                                                   Animal Shelter Assistant,                         Animal Care Receptionist,                          Veterinary Nurse            Specialist Surgical Veterinary
                                                     Animal Attendant, or                             Animal Carer, Kennel or                       in a veterinary practice.      Nurse, Specialist and Advanced
                                                   Trainee Veterinary Nurse.                           Cattery Attendant, or                                                           Veterinary Dental Nurse,
                                                                                                        Pet Shop Assistant.                                                           Specialist Emergency and
                                                                                                                                                                                   Critical Care Veterinary Nurse or
                                                  ^ Source: Employment forecast data from TAFE NSW - Strategy and Research 2022 and Deloitte Access Economics 2022.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Veterinary Practice Manager.

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                                                                                            TAFE NSW gave me the
                                                                                            skills and knowledge to go
                                                                                            further - to be able to enquire
                                                                                            more deeply into the natural
                                                                                            sciences and sustainability.

                                                                                                       Chloe, Certificate IV in Environmental
                                                                                                             Management and Sustainability

Environmental Studies

                                                                                                                                                         Food & Beverage Processing & Land Management
                                                                                                                                                         Agriculture, Animal Care,
As society becomes more aware of the importance of living and working sustainably, the demand for environmental
monitoring and reporting expertise grows. Managing, protecting, and restoring the natural environment and
monitoring the impact of physical and biological change, requires people who are passionate about the wellbeing
of the planet. When you study and work in this sector, you’ll play an important part in monitoring and improving the
ecosystem services that support human and other life, for generations to come.

Is it right for you?                     Courses offered include                                 Potential career opportunities

§ Do you have a passion                  § Conservation and                                      § Sustainability Officer
  for science?                             Ecosystem Management
                                                                                                 § Environmental
§ Do you enjoy physical work?            § Sustainable Practice                                    Protection Officer
§ Are you interested                     § Water Industry Operations                             § Trade Waste Officer
  in sustainability?
                                         § Water Industry Treatment                              § Water Network or
                                                                                                   Treatment Supervisor
                                         § Aboriginal Sites Work
                                                                                                 § Water Services Officer
                                         § Environmental Management
                                                                                                   or Supervisor
                                           and Sustainability
                                                                                                 § Aboriginal Sites Worker

Example pathway to a quality career

                                                                                                                            TAFE NSW
                                                                                                                                                                       tafensw.edu.au

     Certificate III in
                                                   Certificate IV in                                                         Diploma
     Water Industry
                                                      Business                                                            of Sustainable
       Operations
                                                    (BSB40120)                                                               Practice
      (NWP30219)
                                                                                                                            (HE20517)

  Water Plant Operator.                            Environmental                                                          Take your career
                                                 Management Officer.                                                      to a higher level.
                                                                                                                   This diploma allows you to
                                                                                                               incorporate sustainability into the
                                                                                                               core business of your organisation.

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                                                  Food Science, Production & Processing
                      Agriculture, Animal Care,
Food & Beverage Processing & Land Management

                                                  TAFE NSW courses in food science, production, and processing will enable you to play an important role in the
                                                  safe production of foods such as meat, grains, and vegetables, and beverages such as wine and beer. Food security
                                                  refers to the adequate provision of food that is safe, nutritious, and affordable. TAFE NSW courses will provide you
                                                  with a fundamental knowledge of food safety, as well as valuable practical and technical skills for a variety of roles
                                                  that will contribute to Australia’s food production and security.

                                                  Is it right for you?                                          Courses offered include                   Potential career opportunities

                                                  § Do you enjoy food, cooking, and    § Food Processing (including micro-                                § Food Processing Technician
                                                    are interested in food provenance?   brewing)                                                         § Food and Drink Production
                                                  § Do you like being part of a team?                           § Food Science and Technology               Supervisor

                                                  § Do you enjoy practical and manual                           § Butchery                                § Food Safety Auditor
                                                    activities?                                                                                           § Food Safety Inspector
                                                                                                                § Meat Processing
                                                  § Have you got good hand-eye                                                                            § Food Analysis Technician
                                                                                                                § Food Safety
                                                    coordination?                                                                                         § Micro-brewer
                                                                                                                § Laboratory Technology
                                                  § Do you have an eye for detail?                                                                        § Retail Butcher
                                                                                                                  (Food Testing)
                                                  § Are you creative and technically                                                                      § Cellar Hand
                                                                                                                § Wine Industry Operations
                                                    minded?
                                                                                                                  (Cellar Operations, Bottling,           § Cellar Operations Manager
                                                                                                                  and Packaging)                          § Winemaker
                                                                                                                § Viticulture                             § Smallgoods Specialist
                                                                                                                                                          § Food and Meat Processing
                                                                                                                                                            Technician

                                                  Example pathway to a quality career
                tafensw.edu.au

                                                                                                            Certificate IV                     Diploma of
                                                         Certificate III in                                                                                                  TAFE NSW Degree
                                                                                                           in Food Science                    Laboratory
                                                         Food Processing                                                                                                         or Partner
                                                                                                           and Technology                  Technology (Food)
                                                           (FBP30117*)                                                                                                       University Degree
                                                                                                             (FBP40418*)                      (MSL50118)

                                                  Advanced Food Processing                            Food Production Line              Food Analysis Technician.    Take your career to a higher level
                                                    Operator, Technician,                            Manager, Quality Systems                                           with a TAFE NSW degree or
                                                       or Salesperson.                                 Coordinator, or Food                                              partner university degree.
                                                                                                          Technologist.

                                                  * This qualification is superseded.

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                                                                                                     I had been a qualified forestry
                                                                                                     worker for a long time, but
                                                                                                     going back to TAFE NSW was
                                                                                                     the best thing I have done. The
                                                                                                     supervisory skills I learned now
                                                                                                     mean that I am now managing
                                                                                                     my own sustainable plantation
                                                                                                     harvesting crew.

                                                                                                                 Matt, Certificate IV in Forest Operations

Natural Resources

                                                                                                                                                                     Food & Beverage Processing & Land Management
                                                                                                                                                                     Agriculture, Animal Care,
If you’re passionate about the environment and sustainable agricultural practices, a varied and exciting career in the
natural resource management industry could be perfect for you. With career opportunities in forestry, natural area
restoration, and conservation work with public and private land owners, TAFE NSW offers qualifications and short
courses to suit anyone interested in the management of natural resources. If you want to work to ensure Australia’s
sustainability, TAFE NSW can help you to build rewarding, hands-on resource management skills.

Is it right for you?                           Courses offered include                                  Potential career opportunities

§ Do you have a passion for                    § Conservation and                                       § Conservation Worker
  sustainable natural resource                   Ecosystem Management
                                                                                                        § Ecosystem Restoration Supervisor
  management?
                                               § Forest Operations
                                                                                                        § Harvesting Supervisor
§ Do you enjoy the outdoors?
                                               § Saw Technician
                                                                                                        § Forest Assistant
§ Do you enjoy physical work?
                                               § Harvesting and Haulage
                                                                                                        § Land Management Worker
§ Do you like working
                                               § Sawmilling and Processing
  independently?                                                                                        § Sawmill Worker
                                               § Bush Regeneration
                                                                                                        § Saw Technician
                                               § Chainsaw Operation
                                               § Soil and Water Protection

Example pathway to a quality career

          Certificate III                   Certificate IV
        in Conservation                    in Conservation
                                                                                                                                                                                   tafensw.edu.au

        and Ecosystem                                                                    Diploma of
                                           and Ecosystem                                                                                TAFE NSW
         Management                                                                    Conservation
          (AHC31420*)                       Management                                                                                  Bachelor of
                                                                                      and Ecosystem
        Certificate III in                   (AHC40920)                                                                                  Business
                                                                                       Management
           Harvesting                      Certificate IV in                                                                            (HE20514)
                                          Forest Operations                             (AHC51120)
          and Haulage
          (FWP30216*)                        (FWP40116*)

Bushland Regeneration, Land             Ecosystem Restoration                     Ecological Consultant                               Take your career
and Property Management, or              Specialist, or Timber                    or Land Management                                  to a higher level.
Sustainable Timber Harvester.         Harvesting Crew Supervisor.                Specialist with National                  This degree allows you to fine-tune
                                                                                Parks and Wildlife Service.                   commerce and management
                                                                                                                                  skills to your sector.
* This qualification is superseded.

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                                                   Course                                                                                                                         Qualification                             Code
                                                                                                                                                                                  Diploma                                   AHC50116
                                                                                                                                                                                  Certificate IV                            AHC40116
                                                   Agriculture
                                                                                                                                                                                  Certificate III                           AHC30116
                                                                                                                                                                                  Certificate II                            AHC20116
                                                                                                                                                                                  Diploma                                   AHC52116
                                                   Permaculture
                                                                                                                                                                                  Certificate IV                            AHC42116
                                                   Wool Classing                                                                                                                  Certificate IV                            AHC41316
                                                   Agricultural Mechanical Technology                                                                                             Certificate III                           AUR30420
                                                   Outdoor Power Equipment Technology                                                                                             Certificate III                           AUR30720
                                                   Agriculture (Dairy Production)                                                                                                 Certificate III                           AHC30216*
                                                   Feedlot Operations                                                                                                             Certificate III                           AHC33316
                                                                                                                                                                                  Certificate III                           AHC32916
                                                   Shearing
                                                                                                                                                                                  Certificate II                            AHC21316
                      Agriculture, Animal Care,
Food & Beverage Processing & Land Management

                                                   Rural Operations                                                                                                               Certificate II                            AHC21216
                                                   Wool Handling                                                                                                                  Certificate II                            AHC21416
                                                   Agricultural Chemical (Chemical Application)                                                                                   Skill Set                                 AHCSS00074

                                                   Horticulture and Landscaping
                                                   Course                                                                                                                         Qualification                             Code
                                                                                                                                                                                  Diploma                                   AHC50520
                                                   Arboriculture                                                                                                                  Certificate III                           AHC30820
                                                                                                                                                                                  Certificate II                            AHC20520
                                                                                                                                                                                  Diploma                                   AHC50416
                                                                                                                                                                                  Certificate IV                            AHC40416
                                                   Horticulture
                                                                                                                                                                                  Certificate III                           AHC30716
                                                                                                                                                                                  Certificate II                            AHC20416
                                                   Landscape Design                                                                                                               Diploma                                   AHC50616*
                                                   Production Horticulture                                                                                                        Certificate III                           AHC30620
                                                   Parks and Gardens                                                                                                              Certificate III                           AHC31016*
                                                                                                                                                                                  Diploma                                   AHC51019
                                                   Sports Turf Management
                                                                                                                                                                                  Certificate III                           AHC31319
                                                   Landscape Construction                                                                                                         Certificate III                           AHC30916*
                                                   Irrigation Technology                                                                                                          Certificate III                           AHC32419
                                                   Nursery Operations                                                                                                             Certificate III                           AHC31120
                tafensw.edu.au

                                                  * This qualification is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.
                                                  For further information and to check for courses that are available at your location, please visit the TAFE NSW website: tafensw.edu.au

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 Course                                                                                                                         Qualification                             Code
 Veterinary Nursing                                                                                                             Certificate IV                            ACM40418
 Farriery                                                                                                                       Certificate IV                            ACM40818
 Animal Care Services                                                                                                           Certificate III                           ACM30121
 Wildlife and Exhibited Animal Care                                                                                             Certificate III                           ACM30321
 Performance Horse                                                                                                              Certificate III                           ACM30817*
 Animal Care                                                                                                                    Certificate II                            ACM20121
 Implant Microchips in Cats and Dogs
                                                                                                                                Statement of Attainment                   900-81576
 (Unit: ACMMIC401 Implant microchip in cats and dogs)

 Environmental Studies
 Course                                                                                                                         Qualification                             Code
 Sustainable Practice                                                                                                           Diploma                                   HE20517
 Water Industry Operations                                                                                                      Certificate III                           NWP30219

                                                                                                                                                                                               Food & Beverage Processing & Land Management
                                                                                                                                                                                               Agriculture, Animal Care,
 Food Science, Production and Processing
 Course                                                                                                                         Qualification                             Code
 Laboratory Technology (Food)                                                                                                   Diploma                                   MSL50118
 Viticulture                                                                                                                    Diploma                                   AHC51519
 Food Science and Technology                                                                                                    Certificate IV                            FBP40418*
 Laboratory Techniques (with a focus on Food Testing)                                                                           Certificate IV                            MSL40118
 Food Processing (Micro-brewing)                                                                                                Certificate III                           FBP30117*
 Laboratory Skills                                                                                                              Certificate III                           MSL30118
 Meat Processing (Slaughtering)                                                                                                 Certificate III                           AMP30516
 Meat Processing (Retail Butcher)                                                                                               Certificate III                           AMP30815
 Meat Processing (Smallgoods - Manufacture)                                                                                     Certificate III                           AMP31016
 Wine Industry Operations                                                                                                       Certificate III                           FBP30920*

 Natural Resources
 Course                                                                                                                         Qualification                             Code
                                                                                                                                Diploma                                   AHC51120
 Conservation and Ecosystem Management                                                                                          Certificate III                           AHC31420*
                                                                                                                                Certificate II                            AHC21020
 Forest Operations                                                                                                              Certificate IV                            FWP40116*
 Saw Technology                                                                                                                 Certificate III                           FWP31019*
 Sawmilling and Processing                                                                                                      Certificate II                            FWP20316
 Harvesting and Haulage                                                                                                         Certificate III                           FWP30216*
                                                                                                                                                                                                             tafensw.edu.au

* This qualification is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.
For further information and to check for courses that are available at your location, please visit the TAFE NSW website: tafensw.edu.au

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                                                                                                    Employment
                                                                                                    growth

                                                                                                                                              Arts, Fashion, Design & Entertainment
                                                                                                    2,000+ jobs forecast over
                                                                                                    the 3 years to 2024-25 for
                                                                                                    the NSW Arts, Fashion,
                                                                                                    Design, Digital Media and
                                                                                                    Animation sectors.^

Arts, Fashion, Design
& Entertainment
The benefits of the creative economy in Australia can be seen in our flourishing
design, fashion, interior, music, film, art and digital industries. More than half a million
Australians now work in the creative industries. From cultural diversity to social
inclusion and innovation, the arts, music, fashion, digital design, film, and TV sectors
are some of the fastest growing and dynamic industries.
TAFE NSW arts, music, fashion, digital design, film, and TV courses are developed in close
consultation with industry. When you choose TAFE NSW, you’ll learn in state of the art,
industry standard facilities from expert teachers who are passionate about what they do.
Choose from a variety of disciplines and start at a level to suit you. A career in arts, music,
fashion, digital design, film, and TV will give you a chance to become a part of Australia’s
creative economy.

                         Strong study pathways
                         TAFE NSW offers a range of creative industry degrees.
                         Pathways also exist to other higher education providers.
                                                                                                                                                     tafensw.edu.au

^ Source: Employment forecast data from TAFE NSW - Strategy and Research 2022 and Deloitte Access Economics 2022.

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                                        Design
Arts, Fashion, Design & Entertainment

                                        Channel your passion and develop your creative talents to forge a rewarding                                                             Employment
                                        and fulfilling career. You could learn to design and create amazing brand and
                                        advertising campaigns, beautiful interiors, stunning jewellery, or imaginative
                                                                                                                                                                                growth
                                        sets for film and theatre. At TAFE NSW, our talented teachers will foster                                                               1,000+ jobs forecast over
                                        your artistic gifts and develop your design skills and techniques, to ensure                                                            the 3 years to 2024-25
                                        you are properly set up for a successful career.                                                                                        for the NSW Graphic
                                                                                                                                                                                Design sector.^

                                        Is it right for you?                                          Courses offered include                               Potential career opportunities

                                        § Are you creative and imaginative?     §                         Design Fundamentals                               §   Artistic Director/Creative Director
                                        §   Do you have a talent for            §                         Graphic Design                                    §   Design Studio Assistant
                                            illustrating and drafting concepts? §                         Graphic Design (Illustration)                     §   Digital Media Designer
                                        §   Do you enjoy designing in the 2D    §                         Interior Design                                   §   Film and Theatre Designer
                                            or 3D environment?                  §                         Jewellery Design and Manufacture                  §   Graphic Designer
                                        §   Are you good with time              §                         Production and Entertainment                      §   Illustrator
                                            management?                                                   Design
                                                                                                                                                            §   Interior Designer/Decorator
                                                                                §                         Furniture Design
                                        §   Do you enjoy working as part                                                                                    §   Jeweller/Jewellery Designer
                                            of a team?
                                                                                                                                                            §   Furniture Designer
                                                                                                                                                            §   Live Production Designer

                                        Example pathway to a quality career

                                                Certificate III                                   Certificate IV                                                                     TAFE NSW
                                                                                                                                                 Diploma of
                                                   in Design                                        in Interior                                                                      Bachelor of
          tafensw.edu.au

                                                                                                                                              Interior Design
                                                Fundamentals                                       Decoration                                                                      Interior Design
                                                                                                                                                (MSF50218)
                                                 (CUA30720)                                        (MSF40118)                                                                         (HE20501)

                                         Junior Design Assistant or                      Internior Decorator Assistant                Residential Interior Designer,        Commercial Interior Designer,
                                          Retail Design Assistant.                        or Design Studio Assistant.                 Interior Decorator or Interior         Residential Interior Designer,
                                                                                                                                            Design Assistant.               Design Consultant or Manager.

                                        ^ Source: Employment forecast data from TAFE NSW - Strategy and Research 2022 and Deloitte Access Economics 2022.

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                                                                                             FDS is the only fashion
                                                                                             school in Australia to
                                                                                             present a group show on
                                                                                             the official schedule at
                                                                                             the Afterpay Australian
                                                                                             Fashion Week.

Fashion

                                                                                                                                                               Arts, Fashion, Design & Entertainment
If you know all the latest designers and have a passion for fashion, then TAFE NSW can turn that passion into a
successful career, with a range of exciting courses in fashion design, technology, and business. The TAFE NSW
Fashion Design Studio (FDS) has produced some of Australia’s most successful designers, as well as working
professionals in fashion careers as diverse as product development, buying, and merchandising. So get ready
to launch your career in fashion, with a dynamic, creative course at TAFE NSW.

Is it right for you?                     Courses offered include                                  Potential career opportunities

§ Are you creative?                      § Business and Merchandising                             § Apparel Cutter
§ Do you have a passion                  § Costume Designer                                       § Bespoke Dressmaker
  for fashion?                           § Costume for Performance                                § Brand Manager
§ Are you interested in combining        § Fashion and Business                                   § Business and Fashion
  creativity with business?                                                                         Merchandiser
                                         § Fashion Design
§ Do you enjoy working in                                                                         § Costume Designer
                                         § Fashion Technology
  a fast-paced environment?                                                                       § Fashion Buyer
                                         § Millinery
                                                                                                  § Fashion Designer
                                         § Textile Design
                                           and Development                                        § Milliner
                                                                                                  § Patternmaker/Grader
                                                                                                  § Textile Designer

Example pathway to a quality career

                                                                                   Diploma of
    Certificate II in
                                    Certificate III in                          Applied Fashion                                    TAFE NSW
    Applied Fashion
                                    Applied Fashion                                Design and                                      Bachelor of
                                                                                                                                                                      tafensw.edu.au

      Design and
                                    and Technology                               Merchandising                                   Fashion Design
      Technology
                                      (MST30819)                               (Fashion Business)                                  (HE20506)
      (MST20616)
                                                                                   (MST50119)

      Assistant to               Apparel Cutter, Milliner,                  Patternmaker/Grader,                          Fashion Designer, Fashion
      a Designer.                   or Dressmaker.                       Assistant Fashion Designer,                     Merchandiser/Buyer, Fashion
                                                                       Apparel Cutter, Textile Designer,               Marketing/PR Specialist, Fashion
                                                                        Assistant Production Manager,                  Stylist/Creative Director, Fashion
                                                                          Assistant Fashion Buyer,                     Journalist/ Commentator, Fashion
                                                                               or Merchandiser.                          Product Manager, Fashion or
                                                                                                                         Brand Manager, or Specialist.

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                                                                                                                                                          It has been a wonderful
                                                                                                                                                          experience. I loved the
                                                                                                                                                          supportive and stimulating
                                                                                                                                                          environment the teachers
                                                                                                                                                          and support staff have
                                                                                                                                                          cultivated.

                                                                                                                                                                          Carol, Advanced Diploma of
                                                                                                                                                                                         Visual Arts

                                        Visual Arts & Aboriginal Cultural Arts
Arts, Fashion, Design & Entertainment

                                        Express yourself and unleash your creativity upon the world with a career in visual arts or Aboriginal cultural arts.
                                        Our award-winning TAFE NSW teachers will help you connect with your creative identity, refine your artistic skills
                                        and guide you in your chosen mediums, by providing practical training in our purpose-built studios and galleries.
                                        Learn to stretch your ideas, to try new techniques, and to be brave in revealing your work and stories. We also help
                                        you master essential business skills, portfolio preparation, and exhibition practices to turn your creativity into a
                                        successful professional career.

                                        Is it right for you?                                          Courses offered include                         Potential career opportunities

                                        § Are you creative and imaginative?                           § Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait               § Artist
                                                                                                        Islander Cultural Arts
                                        § Are you self-disciplined?                                                                                   § Arts Administration Officer
                                                                                                      § Arts Administration
                                        § Do you enjoy working                                                                                        § Community Arts Assistant
                                          with your hands?                                            § Ceramics
                                                                                                                                                      § Gallery Assistant
                                        § Are you detail orientated?                                  § Visual Arts
                                                                                                                                                      § Gallery Curator
                                                                                                                                                      § Visual Arts and
                                                                                                                                                        Crafts Professional
                                                                                                                                                      § Arts Practitioner

                                        Example pathway to a quality career

                                                                                                                        Diploma of
          tafensw.edu.au

                                              Certificate III                        Certificate IV                     Visual Arts                                               TAFE NSW
                                                                                                                        (CUA51120)               Advanced Diploma
                                                 in Design                              in Arts                                                                                  Bachelor of
                                                                                                                                                   of Visual Arts
                                              Fundamentals                          Administration                      Diploma of                                             Creative Practice
                                                                                                                                                    (CUA60720)
                                               (CUA30720)                            (CUA40820)                         Ceramics                                                  (HE20534)
                                                                                                                       (CUA51220)

                                        Creative Retail Assistant                Arts Marketing and            Artist (mediums may include          Artist across            Further develop your
                                          or Studio Assistant.                 Promotion Officer, Arts         ceramics, digital art, drawing      many mediums,            creative, innovative, and
                                                                              Events Promotion Officer,        and illustration, printmaking,   Curator, or Consultant.      entrepreneurial skills.
                                                                                Events Coordinator or               sculpture, painting).
                                                                                 Arts Administrator.

                                        TAFE NSW Career Guide 2023 | Correct at time of printing (July 2022)
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Floristry

                                                                                                                                                                                     Arts, Fashion, Design & Entertainment
Let your creative talents bloom. Flowers do more than embellish your                                                                               Employment
surroundings – they act as a frame for life’s major events. As a florist,
you will use your natural flair for design to create fabulous arrangements
                                                                                                                                                   growth
that add colour and fragrance to any occasion, as well as use unique                                                                               Jobs for Florists in
customer service skills to sell your creative work.                                                                                                NSW are forecast to
                                                                                                                                                   grow over the 3 years
                                                                                                                                                   to 2024-25.^

Is it right for you?                                        Courses offered include                                     Potential career opportunities

§ Do you enjoy being creative?                              § Floristry                                                 § Assistant Florist
§ Would you like a colourful career                                                                                     § Florist
  in floristry?
                                                                                                                        § Senior Florist
§ Are you a team player?
                                                                                                                        § Freelance Florist
§ Do you enjoy being organised?
                                                                                                                        § Retail Florist Business Owner
§ Are you a people person?
§ Do you enjoy physical work?
§ Are you empathetic and
  understanding?
§ Do you enjoy keeping up with
  new trends?
§ Can you work under pressure in
  a challenging work environment?
§ Do you consider yourself flexible
  and a problem solver?

Example pathway to a quality career
                                                                                                                                                                                            tafensw.edu.au

                                                                                                                                                          TAFE NSW
        Certificate II in                               Certificate III                                Certificate IV
                                                                                                                                                          Bachelor of
     Floristry (Assistant)                               in Floristry                                   in Floristry
                                                                                                                                                           Business
          (SFL20115)                                     (SFL30115)                                     (SFL40115)
                                                                                                                                                          (HE20514)

   Retail Shop Assistant                                    Florist.                                  Senior Florist or                     Take your career to a higher level
 Florist, Studio Assistant or                                                                       Floristry Supervisor.                      with a TAFE NSW degree.
 Production Line Assistant.                                                                                                                This degree allows you to fine-tune
                                                                                                                                              commerce and management
                                                                                                                                                  skills to your sector.
^ Source: Employment forecast data from TAFE NSW - Strategy and Research 2022 and Deloitte Access Economics 2022.

                                                                               © TAFE NSW 2022 | Correct at time of printing (July 2022). RTO 90003 | CRICOS 00591E | HEP PRV12049
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                                        Music, Sound & Live Production
Arts, Fashion, Design & Entertainment

                                        If you have a passion for music and the entertainment industry and                                                                      Employment
                                        would like to develop your ear for sound while being guided by industry
                                        professionals, then TAFE NSW has the course for you. Employment
                                                                                                                                                                                growth
                                        opportunities in the music, sound production, and live performance                                                                      1,100+ jobs forecast over
                                        industry are steadily increasing. Whether you’re a performer or more                                                                    the 3 years to 2024-25
                                        at home behind the scenes, the industry has a number of career options                                                                  for NSW Creative and
                                        for those looking to get involved in this growing creative sector.                                                                      Performing Arts activities
                                                                                                                                                                                and Motion Picture
                                                                                                                                                                                and Sound Recording
                                                                                                                                                                                activities.^

                                        Is it right for you?                                          Courses offered include                                Potential career opportunities

                                        § Are you interested in                                       § Music Performance                                    § Audio Visual Technician
                                          entertainment and sharing your                              § Sound Production                                     § Artist Manager
                                          passion for music, performance
                                          and production?                                             § Music Business                                       § Booking Agent
                                        § Do you enjoy the technical                                  § Music Creation and Composition                       § Concert Promoter
                                          side of putting on live shows                               § Live Production                                      § Audio Engineer
                                          and concerts?
                                                                                                      § Community Dance, Theatre,                            § Electronic Music Producer
                                        § Are you drawn to the business                                 and Events
                                          side of music, including events,                                                                                   § Live Sound Mixer
                                          publishing and streaming?                                                                                          § Musician/Singer
                                        § Do you enjoy being creative                                                                                        § Music Producer
                                          and imaginative?                                                                                                   § Song Writer/Composer
                                        § Do you enjoy working                                                                                               § Sound Designer
                                          collaboratively?
                                                                                                                                                             § Stage Manager

                                        Example pathway to a quality career

                                                                                                                                                                                       TAFE NSW
          tafensw.edu.au

                                                                                                                                                             Advanced                 Bachelor of
                                               Certificate III                       Certificate IV                        Diploma
                                                                                                                                                              Diploma               Creative Practice
                                                 in Music                              in Music                            of Music
                                                                                                                                                              of Music             (Music Production
                                               (CUA30920)                            (CUA40920)                          (CUA50820)
                                                                                                                                                            (CUA60520)              & Performance)
                                                                                                                                                                                       (HE20534)

                                         Live Sound Assistant,               Singer/Songwriter, Music                 Artist Manager,                 Sound Designer, Sound      Further develop your
                                         Assistant Sound Mixer,              Marketing and Promotions            Assistant Sound Engineer,             Engineer, Music Venue    creative, innovative, and
                                        or Promotions Assistant.             Officer, Sound Recordist,            Composer, or Performer.             Manager, Label Manager,   entrepreneurial skills as
                                                                               Sound Technician, or                                                      Music Producer, or      a music professional.
                                                                                  Booking Agent.                                                         Concert Promoter.

                                        ^ Source: Employment forecast data from TAFE NSW - Strategy and Research 2022 and Deloitte Access Economics 2022.

                                        TAFE NSW Career Guide 2023 | Correct at time of printing (July 2022)
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