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Techincal and Further Education (TAFE)
A cheaper alternative to studying at an Australian University is available via the Technical and Further Education (TAFE) system.
The vocational education and training sector (TAFE and registered private providers) is part of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) - unified system of 13 national qualifications in schools, TAFE's and universities. TAFE's strengths include being part of a quality-assured, national system.
TAFE has Certificates (I, II, III, IV), Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses, all of which are fully nationally accredited, and may allow you to receive a positive skills assessment in a Skilled Occupation for the purposes of skilled migration to Australia.
TAFE qualifications are industry-based, designed in a sequence, and provide for training to be conducted in the workplace. Also, you can be assessed for the skills and knowledge you may already have gained informally in previous work via recognition of prior learning (RPL). You can approach your prospective TAFE institute and ask for a RPL assessment. This can result in a full qualification or a Statement of Attainment for partial completion.
TAFE courses offer pathways and links between qualifications which can provide flexibility and recognition when combining vocational training and academic study. You can begin your studies at TAFE, obtain credit for the work you've done and then apply for university admission.
TAFE courses are designed for all individuals seeking industry-relevant, leading-edge skills that can help them get into the workplace faster, upgrade existing skills, or prepare for further study.
Because courses are developed cooperatively with industry bodies, TAFE courses meet current business needs. Courses cover diverse areas such as business, management, information technology, e-commerce, arts, media, tourism, hospitality, engineering, construction, sport, recreation and trades.
With more variety, cheaper courses, more campuses, and more delivery options, TAFE training offers students great possibilities.
In summary TAFE provides an accessible, affordable and flexible solution to your training and further education needs.
Many TAFE Institutes take students into courses starting after February, and throughout the year, particularly at mid-year.
Studying at TAFE
TAFE study usually takes place in small classes, typically 20 students, rather than in large lectures. Students are given individual attention.
TAFE students are expected to organise their timetables and study programs. Classes are held both daytime and evening, and your class may contain a range of adult students of various ages and backgrounds, some studying full time and others part time.
TAFE Institutes offer personal and career counselling services. Institutes have cafeterias, study facilities, computers and libraries. Most TAFE Institutes have a recreation officer who helps organise leisure activities, hobby and sporting clubs, and on-campus entertainment.
If you would like advice and information on how to obtain a student visa to allow you to study a TAFE course please contact us.
Over the years we have helped many people from all over the world realise their dream of a new life in Australia.
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Due to industry regulations, in order to be able to provide you with migration advice and assistance you must first become a client. If you are serious about General Skilled Migration it is worthwhile having a professional assessment by a Registered Migration Agent.
Please contact us so that a Solicitor and Registered Migration Agent can analyse your profile, determine your eligibility and if eligible advise you further on how to secure an Australian Student Visa.
Dear Andre, Thank you for sharing this great news, we are thrilled! Thank you for helping us with the process and making it seamless. Your support and advice throughout the process was invaluable. Thank you again. Have a great day. Regards, Kaush
We cannot thank Andre and My Australian Visa enough for all the hard work they put in to get the 457 visa. I was on a working holiday visa and running out of time and worried with all the law changes and the caveat that applied to my occupation. But everything worked out well , all thanks to the ...
In the past 2 years I have been assisted from Andre and his team to make possible the almost impossible - get my permanent residency through the Skilled Nominated 190 Visa! This was not an easy task,but thanks to My Australian Visa's professional advises, I have been able to find the right path and ...
We have used the legal services of Andre at My Australian Visa to help us through the visa processes 3 times now. The first time was when I was sponsored by my employer for a 457 Visa. Then as I married an Australian I was unaware of the processes to get a partner visa in Australia. Andre helped us ...
Thanks to Andre and the team from MyAustralianVisa my girlfriend and I are lucky to call ourselves Permanent Residents of Australia! Andre started to assist us back in 2013 with the Sponsorship visa and we just received our employer sponsored permanent residency visa. They were always great to deal ...
Thi and I would love to say thank you to you and My Australian Visa team for looking after our case. We are very excited after our 457 visas are granted. I had been searching for consultation in many different migration lawyers and agents. However, after the very first appointment with My Australian ...
Dear Andre, I am so excited for the news that my Partner Visa is granted. I apologise for taking so long but it has been a very busy period for Matt and I and once more I thank you for the great job and the patience you showed. We wish you all the best and we will keep in touch for the second step ...
I sought the help of Andre and the awesome team at MY AUSTRALIAN VISA for my permanent residency application in October 2016. Upon taking my case Andre advised me to choose the employer nomination scheme ENS (subclass 186) visa as I was on a 457 visa as a metal fabricator. My employer agreed to go ...
Andre Congiu has assisted us with our 457 visa application which has been granted at the first time. He is a really professional lawyer who does explain in detail everything and really wants to make sure you are choosing the best visa based on your circumstances and goals. I am very happy to refer ...
Thanks to Andre, always available, reliable and happy to explain all the circumstances, I have finally got my Australian Permanent Resident Visa. He has started to assist me since 2013 when I applied and successfully got the sponsorship (457Visa) with the business that I'm working for. That day when ...