Frequently Asked QuestionFAQ)
How does TAFE NSW compare with private online colleges?
TAFE NSW is one of the largest and most respected education and training providers in Australia. It is government-backed and valued by industry. All TAFE NSW online courses are nationally accredited. All courses are facilitated by industry-experienced teachers. Students are able to access all the support services that non-online students value so highly.
Is the online learning platform up to date?
Yes, the contents and the platform are always kept up to date and course content is reviewed on a regular basis to ensure that it is current.
What are the main challenges of learning online?
Learning online requires a person to be self-disciplined and to be able to work independently. At TAFE NSW our facilitators are always willing to provide guidance, support and communicate regularly, but as an online student you need to be able to be manage your own workload by sticking to a study schedule and have the right technology to enable to study online effectively.
Is online learning the same as open learning and distance learning?
Open learning and distance learning refer to course work being provided in an online environment. This is different to doing an online course at TAFE NSW where studying online means using computer technologies to access learning materials and activities via the internet. These learning materials and activities may be presented in different ways, such as discussion forums, video presentations and demonstrations, blogs, wikis, electronic books or quizzes.
What are the benefits of online study?
Studying online at TAFE NSW means that you can study where you want, using a range of technologies to connect with your classmates, get feedback from your teacher and complete our work. It offers greater flexibility, enabling you to work around your other commitments.
Do you offer online degrees?
Not at the moment, but there will be online degrees offered in the future.
If I study online with TAFE NSW, how do I know the courses are career orientated?
All TAFE NSW online courses are constantly refined to offer the latest industry skills and techniques so graduates are work-ready.