Study Hunter

Our Service, Our difference

At Hunter TAFE we are committed to providing high-quality vocational education and training in the Hunter and Central Coast Region. State of the art facilities, combined with a team of highly qualified industry experienced staff, guarantee our students receive the highest level of training.

The Hunter Region, NSW, Australia is an exciting, creative and vibrant region located just 2 hours north of Sydney.

With quality education options and a relaxed lifestyle, it’s a great place to live while you’re studying.

Situated on the coast, the Hunter has great beaches, lakes, bays, vineyards, national parks and heritage areas. It has a strong arts and creative scene, vibrant cafes, bars and restaurants and interesting shopping. It also has its own airport with daily connections to Australia's capital cities.

With NSW's second largest city, Newcastle, as its capital, a quality lifestyle, world-class education options, renowned research facilities and a complex economy, the hunter offers all the services of a metropolitan area but with the cost advantages, only a region can deliver.

Why Study Here?

The Hunter region is a relaxed, safe and clean community, with crime statistics much lower than the larger cities in Australia. As one of Australia’s most livable areas, The Hunter's living costs are lower for food, transport and accommodation when compared with large cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane.

The Hunter region is famous for its great climate, spectacular surf beaches, art galleries, cafes, restaurants, wineries and diverse shops and markets. It is home to thousands of international students who enrol at Hunter TAFE and the University of Newcastle.

You’ll also find some of Australia’s largest businesses in the Hunter, providing the perfect environment for students wishing to incorporate real-world work opportunities into their academic studies.

Education

At the heart of the Hunter are Newcastle - one of the world’s most beautiful coastal cities, and home to the thousands of international students who enrol at Hunter TAFE, with over 55,000 enrolled students across 15 campuses and 600 courses and the University of Newcastle.

The regions host over 15,000 International and Multi-cultural students who enjoy the area’s cosmopolitan lifestyle, without the stress of more expensive Australian cities. Friends meet in the regions many cafes and bars and relax in the area’s natural surroundings. It’s the perfect balance of study and lifestyle.

Live

As well as being an excellent business and investment location, the Hunter offers a lifestyle that is difficult to match.

The Region offers excellent educational and medical facilities, a regional centre for the arts, first-rate dining and entertainment as well as every opportunity for the amateur and professional sportsperson.

It has an extensive array of scenic parks, pristine beaches and waterways, superb cultural, educational, recreational and entertainment amenities. It also has a cost of living below that of the major metropolitan areas across the country.

What do our students say about us?

“My friend studied in Newcastle and he was always telling me about his positive memories of Hunter TAFE. This was one of the reasons behind my decision to come here. However, the most influential factor was Hunter TAFE’s international reputation for outstanding teaching quality.

Newcastle is an amazing city. It is a great blend of a smaller urban area with virtually all the facilities of a big city plus if you get really desperate Sydney is only 2 hours down the freeway or railway. People are friendly, open-minded, gorgeous architecture, public transport is good and some of the most stunning scenery is within a few minutes drive. Newcastle also is a relaxed city. The cost of living is very low and if you are working in town, you would have the choice of living in a coastal area, a greener area, or a lovely village, all within a reasonable distance”

Ioannis Pagkalinis, Greece, Advanced Diploma of Business

Programmes taught in:
English

This school also offers:

Advanced Diploma

Hunter TAFE - Australia

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(Certificate IV – Advanced Diploma)

Streamlined Visa Processing (SVP) Approved

Diploma to Degree (D2D)

Hunter TAFE is offering a unique English and Marketing pathway package. You can choose to do the courses individually or combined them for a ‘package’ which saves you money and guarantees you a placement.

Package Includes:

18 month study program. English and Diploma. Access to award winning Newcastle English Language Centre on campus. You can work while you study. Access to our discounted student accommodation. Internship program available. Welcome pack includes movie tickets, ten pin bowling pass, student association membership and more! Free airport pick up (From Newcastle regional airport). ... [-]
Australia Newcastle
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English
Full time
18 months
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Hunter TAFE - Australia

Hunter TAFE is offering a unique English and Accounting pathway package. You can choose to do the courses individually or combined them for a ‘package’ which saves you mo ... [+]

(Certificate IV – Advanced Diploma)

Streamlined Visa Processing (SVP) Approved

Diploma to Degree (D2D)

Hunter TAFE is offering a unique English and Accounting pathway package. You can choose to do the courses individually or combine them for a ‘package’ which saves you money and guarantees you a placement.

Package Includes: 18 month study program. SVP Qualification. English, Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Associate Degree of Accounting. Access to the award winning Newcastle English Language Centre on campus. Access to discounted student accommodation (opposite Newcastle campus). Paid Internship program available. Welcome pack including movie tickets, ten pin bowling pass, student association membership and more! Free airport pick up (from Newcastle regional airport). ... [-]
Australia Newcastle
January 2020
English
Full time
18 - 24 months
Campus
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Hunter TAFE - Australia

Hunter TAFE is offering a unique English and Business pathway package. You can choose to do the courses individually or combined them for a ‘package’ which saves you mone ... [+]

(Certificate IV – Advanced Diploma)

Streamlined Visa Processing (SVP) Approved

Diploma to Degree (D2D)

Hunter TAFE is offering a unique English and Business pathway package. You can choose to do the courses individually or combined them for a ‘package’ which saves you money and guarantees you a placement.

Package Includes:

18 month study program. English and Diploma. Access to award winning Newcastle English Language Centre on campus. You can work while you study. Access to our discounted student accommodation. Internship program available. Welcome pack includes movie tickets, ten pin bowling pass, student association membership and more! Free airport pick up (From Newcastle regional airport). ... [-]
Australia Newcastle
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English
Full time
18 months
Campus
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Associate Degree

Hunter TAFE - Australia

This two-year program gives students access to an industry recognised qualification, leading to a new and exciting career as a skilled para-professional in the fast-growi ... [+]

This two-year program gives students access to an industry recognised qualification, leading to a new and exciting career as a skilled para-professional in the fast-growing renewable energy technologies sector.

It provides students with the knowledge required by Engineers Australia to work within the industry, as well as practical experience through professional experience placements arranged by Hunter TAFE. There is a choice of specialisations reflecting the diverse opportunities available within the industry – from the process of conversion and storage of energy, to infrastructure and associated electrical and mechanical engineering activities. Students can also use the program as a pathway into the third year of a bachelor degree in renewable energy technologies at the University of Newcastle.... [-]

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January 2020
English
Full time
24 find your juris doctor
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Certificate

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Hunter TAFE is offering a unique English and Hairdressing pathway package. You can choose to do the courses individually or combined them for a ‘package’ which saves you ... [+]

(Certificate III and Certificate IV)

This program is supported by the Australian Hairdressing Council

Hunter TAFE is offering a unique English and Hairdressing pathway package. You can choose to do the courses individually or combined them for a ‘package’ which saves you money and guarantees you a placement.

Package Includes:

24-month study program. English and Diploma. Access to award-winning Newcastle English Language Centre on campus. You can work while you study. Access to our discounted student accommodation. Internship program available. Welcome pack includes movie tickets, ten pin bowling pass, student association membership and more! Free airport pick up (From Newcastle regional airport). ... [-]
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English
Full time
24 months
Campus
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Diploma

Hunter TAFE - Australia

Hunter TAFE is offering a unique English and Viticulture package. You can choose to do the courses individually or combined them for a ‘package’ which saves you money and ... [+]

Hunter TAFE is offering a unique English and Viticulture package. You can choose to do the courses individually or combined them for a ‘package’ which saves you money and guarantees you a placement.

Package Includes:

18 month study program. English and Diploma. Access to award winning Newcastle English Language Centre on campus. You can work while you study. Access to our discounted student accommodation. Internship program available. Welcome pack includes movie tickets, ten pin bowling pass, student association membership and more! Free airport pick up (From Newcastle regional airport).

English classes (If required) - AUD$5000:00 (6 months).

Diploma Viticulture package (18 months) AUD$18,000:00... [-]

Australia Newcastle
January 2020
English
Full time
18 months
Campus
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Hunter TAFE - Australia

The aim of this course is for learners to acquire and apply creative knowledge and practical skills, and to explore processes in the design and development of fashion con ... [+]

The aim of this course is for learners to acquire and apply creative knowledge and practical skills, and to explore processes in the design and development of fashion concepts from research through to patternmaking, sizing, fitting and analysis, construction, garment realisation to merchandising.

Graduates from this qualification are well placed to gain employment within the fashion industry as assistant designers, product developers, assistant patternmakers and graders, CAD operators, specification technicians, fashion prototype developers, assistant production managers, assistant supply chain managers, assistant brand managers, and fashion merchandisers.

The University of Technology, Sydney, and TAFE NSW, have a formal agreement for Credit transfer for graduates who have completed the Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology.... [-]

Australia Newcastle
January 2020
English
Full time
24 months
Campus
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Hunter TAFE - Australia

Hunter TAFE is offering a unique English and Beauty package. You can choose to do the courses individually or combined them for a ‘package’ which saves you money and guar ... [+]

(Certificate III to Diploma)

Hunter TAFE is offering a unique English and Beauty package. You can choose to do the courses individually or combined them for a ‘package’ which saves you money and guarantees you a placement.

Package Includes:

18-month study program. English, Certificate III, Certificate IV and Diploma. Access to award-winning Newcastle English Language Centre on campus. You can work while you study. Access to our discounted student accommodation. Internship program available. Welcome pack includes movie tickets, ten pin bowling pass, student association membership and more! Free airport pick up (From Newcastle regional airport).

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January 2020
English
Full time
18 - 24 months
Campus
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Hunter TAFE - Australia

Hunter TAFE is offering a unique English and Building Design pathway package. You can choose to do the courses individually or combined them for a ‘package’ which saves y ... [+]

(Diploma)

Diploma to Degree (D2D)

Hunter TAFE is offering a unique English and Building Design pathway package. You can choose to do the courses individually or combined them for a ‘package’ which saves you money and guarantees you a placement.

Package Includes:

24 month study program. English and Diploma. Access to award winning Newcastle English Language Centre on campus. You can work while you study. Access to our discounted student accommodation. Internship program available. Welcome pack includes movie tickets, ten pin bowling pass, student association membership and more! Free airport pick up (From Newcastle regional airport). ... [-]
Australia Newcastle
January 2020
English
Full time
24 months
Campus
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Hunter TAFE - Australia

Hunter TAFE is offering a unique English and Community Services package. You can choose to do the courses individually or combined them for a ‘package’ which saves you mo ... [+]

(Certificate IV to Diploma)

Diploma to Degree D2D

Hunter TAFE is offering a unique English and Community Services package. You can choose to do the courses individually or combined them for a ‘package’ which saves you money and guarantees you a placement.

Package Includes:

24-month study program. English and Diploma. Access to award-winning Newcastle English Language Centre on campus. You can work while you study. Access to our discounted student accommodation. Internship program available. Welcome pack includes movie tickets, ten pin bowling pass, student association membership and more! Free airport pick up (From Newcastle regional airport).

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January 2020
English
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24 months
Campus
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Hunter TAFE - Australia

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This course is for people wanting to work in management positions in land management such as senior rangers or lands, parks and wildlife managers.

In this course you will build technical skills in selected skills areas such as:

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January 2020
English
Full time
12 months
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Hunter TAFE - Australia

The Diploma of Hospitality will teach you the skills required to thrive in the hospitality industry and combines practical skills with contextualised business and managem ... [+]

If you are a people-person, there is a great hospitality career waiting for you. This course is ideal for those who are already working in hospitality or wish to work in the Hospitality industry and want to move up to a lower management or supervisory role, or perhaps you want to start a new career in hospitality.

The Diploma of Hospitality will teach you the skills required to thrive in the hospitality industry and combines practical skills with contextualised business and management knowledge. This course offers you a scope for career progression that goes well beyond the hospitality industry. You will learn about a broad range of managerial skills needed to coordinate hospitality operations. You will learn to operate independently, have responsibility for others and make a range of operational business decisions.... [-]

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January 2020
English
Full time
12 months
Campus
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Hunter TAFE - Australia

Hunter TAFE is offering a unique English and IT (Networking) pathway package. You can choose to do the courses individually or combined them for a ‘package’ which saves y ... [+]

(Certificate III – Diploma)

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Diploma to Degree (D2D)

Hunter TAFE is offering a unique English and IT (Networking) pathway package. You can choose to do the courses individually or combined them for a ‘package’ which saves you money and guarantees you a placement.

Package Includes:

18 month study program. English and Diploma. Access to award winning Newcastle English Language Centre on campus. You can work while you study. Access to our discounted student accommodation. Internship program available. Welcome pack includes movie tickets, ten pin bowling pass, student association membership and more! Free airport pick up (From Newcastle regional airport). ... [-]
Australia Newcastle
January 2020
English
Full time
18 months
Campus
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Hunter TAFE - Australia

This engineer watch keeper course focuses on developing the practical skills and knowledge required to work as a marine engineer watch keeper on board seagoing vessels. ... [+]

This engineer watch keeper course focuses on developing the practical skills and knowledge required to work as a marine engineer watch keeper on board seagoing vessels. International qualification Certificate of Competency (CoC) issued by Australia Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) after qualifying sea time and final orals examination.

Diploma of Maritime Operations (Watch keeper Deck)

Hunter TAFE offers this Diploma course for people who wish to work in the maritime industry as a Watch keeper Deck. Certificate of Competency (CoC) issued by Australia Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) after qualifying sea time and final orals examination. International qualification

Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations (Marine Engineering Class 1) ... [-]
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January 2020
English
Full time
Campus
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Diploma to Degree (D2D) Pathways - University of Newcastle & TAFE NSW - Hunter TAFE

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2015 Hunter TAFE Community, Health and Fitness Award - Certificate IV in Community Services Work

Hunter TAFE ELICOS student - Giulia (from Italy)

Hunter TAFE Information Technology Student - Nathaniel O'Sullivan-Molloy

Ioannis Pagkalinis - International Student - Diploma Business Management

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