The Institute

Empowering people and building sustainable communities

TAFE Western is committed to fostering social and economic development by providing innovative and relevant training aligned to job opportunities and community needs.

TAFE NSW Western Institute is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) which manages 24 colleges and more than 34,000 student enrolments each year. More than 500 courses are offered and a flexible approach to delivery incorporates recognition for prior learning, online and distance learning, workplace delivery and assessment.

In meeting its mission TAFE Western services an area covering more than half of New South Wales, taking in the Central West, North Western and Far West regions, including some of the most isolated and remote communities in Australia. An advanced communication network unites the region with electronic file sharing, Internet communication and video conferencing.

TAFE Western focuses on the important geographic, economic and social attributes of its region and is achieving real employment outcomes for a changing and diverse community, supporting economic development and ensuring all segments of the community have the opportunity to participate in education and training. 

TAFE Western has a well earned reputation for delivering innovative and hands-on training that meets national standards and industry expectations.

TAFE Western is proud to have received the following awards:

  • Large Training Provider of the Year in the 2011 NSW Training Awards
  • Large Training provider of the Year in the 2007 Australian Training Awards
  • Large Training Provider of the Year in the 2007 NSW Training Awards
  • Large Training Provider of the Year in the 2006 NSW Training Awards
  • Institute Award at the 2012 NSW Gili Awards
  • Institute Award at the 2011 NSW Gili Awards
  • Institute Award at the 2008 NSW Gili Awards
  • Institute Award at the 2007 NSW Gili Awards