South Western Sydney Institute teaches almost 80.000 students every year. This enormous student population combined with a range of courses that exceeds 650 make the TAFE one of the biggest supplier for education in New South Wales. Through its long history the institute has produced many graduates who continued to become vital pillars of the community.

Situated in Australia’s largest metropolitan area, South Western Sydney Institute is within close range of Sydney’s major business districts, shopping centres, entertainment complexes, magnificent beaches and lush bush land. The area can best be described as diverse. The city’s CBD with icons such as the opera house, Harbour Bridge and Darling Harbour is not far away and can be reached by car or using the excellent public transport.
The climate is truly pleasant, with warm summers and mild winters with enough rainfall to guarantee rich vegetation.

The nine colleges of South Western Institutes are located within an hour’s drive of each other on the following campuses:

  • Bankstown
  • Campbelltown
  • Chullora (part of Lidcombe College)
  • Granville
  • Lidcombe
  • Liverpool
  • Macquarie Fields
  • Miller
  • Padstow
  • Wetherill Park

There is a multitude of facilities to take care of the students educational and recreational needs. Specialties include a fully-operational training restaurant on Campbelltown Campus. This location also features the well-known Campbelltown Art School with a purpose-built exhibition gallery.

Granville Campus, set against a rich historic background, is home to almost 18.000 students a year which makes it the largest location within South Western Institute.


Currently more than 79.000 students are enrolled at South Western Sydney Institute with about 2.000 of them studying overseas.
Main Program Areas

The TAFE offers over 650 part- and full-time courses to its students. The varoius course areas are:

  • Aero & Automotive
  • Building & Construction
  • Business
  • Community Services
  • Computer & Information Technology
  • Employment Preparation
  • Manufacturing & Engineering
  • Tourism & Hospitality
  • Vocational Access

Entry Requirements

These may vary from course to course. In general, it is necessary to provide a school education that is the equivalent to the Australian years 10-12 with passes in English. Furthermore, enrolment at TAFE NSW requires a minimum level of English language skills (equivalent of IELTS academic version min. of 5.5).

Student Activities

The possibilities for some quality time around the campuses of South Western Sydney Institute are sheer endless. From a good night out on the town, enjoying Sydney’s spectacular nightlife, to some quite time in one of the museums, everything is possible. Combined with the efficient public transport system it is no problem to cram shopping, quality cuisine, a dip in the ocean and the dancing shoes all into one day. Recreational areas, such as the Royal National Park or the Blue Mountains National Park, are never far away and provide a soothing contrast to the bright city lights. Confronted with such an abundance of choice it would be a good idea to talk to fellow students about some secret tips.


Sounds like your place to be? The friendly people at AA education will be more than happy to provide information and assist you on your way to TAFE NSW South Western Sydney Institute. Just email us to receive the application form and help with the usual administrative hurdles.