About us

TAFE Illawarra (RTO 90006) is the leading provider of vocational education and training in the Illawarra region. We’re passionate about helping you build skills, create success and become inspired to achieve a better future.

We have 14 locations across South Eastern NSW, from Wollongong in the North, down the South Coast and across to Bega and the Southern Highlands. We operate as part of TAFE NSW.

We offer a range of qualifications to suit everyone from school leavers to career changers and businesses. Whether you’re finishing school, updating your skills, changing your career, or a business upskilling your people, we offer exciting courses designed to equip you with the skills you need for the job you want in today’s dynamic world.

We’re part of TAFE NSW’s strong, trusted brand and have been recognised for our quality for more than 120 years. We bring you our history of active links to business, industry and community.

Our Teachers

Our teachers bring their solid industry experience direct to you. Along with their flexibility and friendly approach to training, they support you to get the skills you need for the job you want.

Our teachers are professionals making sure that your training, and the services you receive, match the directions the workforce and business are heading.

Meeting Your Business Needs

If you’re a small business, we offer the upskilling and further qualifications you may need to expand and grow as an organisation.

If you’re a larger business intent on developing your workforce skill set – or seeking to train new recruits – we deliver customised training and accredited qualifications anywhere, anytime, and in delivery modes you need.

Why choose TAFE Illawarra?

  1. Nationally and internationally recognised qualifications that give you the skills you need for the job you want.
  2. Access to state-of-the-art training facilities and strong links with industry so you can be sure that the skills you learn are relevant, timely and meet the needs of business.
  3. Highly experienced and qualified staff who are leaders in their respective industries, making sure you to gain the skills and qualifications to excel in your chosen career.
  4. Choose from a range of flexible training options to suit your lifestyle, delivered full time, part time, online, in your workplace or on weekends.
  5. A unique, supportive and friendly learning environment - no matter what your circumstances are, TAFE Illawarra can assist you in many ways.

Be part of the TAFE Illawarra team

Believe in contributing to the lives of others? There are many exciting job opportunities available within TAFE Illawarra. Check out Jobs @ TAFE Illawarra for more information.

BUILD | CREATE | INSPIRE | 2018

Our newly articulated vision – we build skills, create success and inspire a better future – along with our value system, strategic focus areas and anticipated outcomes will enable our success in a more competitive environment; an environment driven by changes in demand, delivery and funding. Find out more on TAFE Illawarra's vision for the future - BUILD | CREATE | INSPIRE | 2018.

Quality assured

TAFE Illawarra is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), provider number 90006, with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This means you receive quality nationally recognised training when you complete a qualification with us.

TAFE Illawarra underwent an ASQA Reregistration Audit in March 2014. We were found to be compliant against the VET Quality Framework and subsequently were granted registration up to December 2019 with no conditions.

TAFE Illawarra was most recently audited by ASQA under the national Strategic Industry  Review – Equine.  ASQA advised TAFE Illawarra in writing on 4 March 2015 that the “strategic review audit conducted on TAFE NSW –Illawarra Institute has been finalised and your registered training organisation (RTO) has been noted for its ongoing compliance with the VET Quality Framework as relevant to the scope of the Audit”. For further information please refer to ASQA Strategic Industry Review Equine Audit March2015 – Report Final.

Community and Industry Report

Want to know more about our achievements and contributions to our communities and industries? Keep up to date with our Community and Industry Reports:

View or download the Community and Industry Report 2015

View or download the Community and Industry Report 2014

View or download Community and Industry Report 2013

View or download Community and Industry Report 2012

View or download the Community and Industry Report 2011

Sustainability @ TAFE Illawarra

We are committed to establishing, promoting and maintaining a culture of environmental responsibility, both within the Institute and in the wider community. For more information on our sustainability efforts and practices, visit Sustainability @ TAFE Illawarra.