Vocational Courses at TasTAFE


A qualification from TasTAFE will provide you with practical workplace knowledge and skills that are in demand in industries across the world. If you are also seeking a university qualification, the successful completion of your TAFE education may provide you with advanced standing into university degrees across Australia. TasTAFE offers Diploma + Degree pathways to the University of Tasmania, which provide graduates with both a TasTAFE qualification and a university degree.

TasTAFE is the largest Registered Training Organisation (RTO) in Tasmania and one of the 10 largest RTOs in Australia. Owned by the Tasmanian Government, TasTAFE offers a wide range of nationally-recognised qualifications from Certificate III to Advanced Diploma level to local and international students.

For information on TasTAFE campuses, visit the TasTAFE campus information page.

TasTAFE teachers know the industry well and are equipped with years of experience, as well as being qualified teachers. The teachers are enthusiastic to pass on their practical knowledge to see their students succeed. We offer excellent support to each student to ensure the successful completion of their studies. This includes specialised student advisors, English language support and our 24/7 emergency contact line.


PLEASE NOTE: Government Education and Training International (GETI) is accepting new TasTAFE enrolments for courses commencing from July 2024 only.          The October 2024 ELICOS program and all new enrolments for 2025 courses will now be directly managed by TasTAFE.         

Please visit www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/international or contact international@tastafe.tas.edu.au for October ELICOS or 2025 new enrolment enquiries.                                For further questions related to this change, please read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


2024 TasTAFE International Programs

Prices in Australian dollars

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English Course

Enhance your English language skills

Tasmania is the perfect destination for improving your English language skills. TasTAFE offers two English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS). Our English Language Programs have been developed to offer you comprehensive courses to improve your English language skills. When you study English at TasTAFE you will be offered individual support and attention within a safe, friendly and welcoming study environment.

TasTAFE’s English Language Programs are endorsed by NEAS (the National ELT Accreditation Scheme).




English Language Program- General (ELICOS)

Develop the English language and communicative skills needed for travel, social, study and work situations along with daily life activities. Our General English Program has been developed to provide you with confidence in your speaking, reading, writing and listening skills.

English Language Program – Academic (ELICOS)

This advanced English program has been developed to give you the skills needed to be successful at further academic study. Successful completion of this course will give you direct entry into any TasTAFE certificate or diploma with English entry requirement equivalent to IELTS 5.5, if you do not already have the required level.

Hospitality & Tourism

If you want to work in an environment that gives you the opportunity to meet lots of new people, work flexible hours and gain skills and knowledge that will allow you to work anywhere in the world, the tourism, cookery and hospitality industry may be just what you are looking for.

Careers in the tourism, cookery and hospitality industry can include food and beverage service positions, managerial positions in restaurants and hotels, and varied roles with travel agencies, event organisers and tour guiding/tourism operators. 

Undertaking training in this industry, allows you to develop a rewarding career, offering experiences worldwide. You will have the opportunity to meet and work with interesting people, learn valuable and transferable skills, and experience practical training in our training restaurants and cafés.


Certificate III in Hospitality (SIT30622) – CRICOS 114422H

Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management (SIT60322) – CRICOS 114423G

Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Package

Commercial Cookery

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery (SIT30821) – CRICOS 109811D

Certificate IV in Kitchen Management (SIT40521) – CRICOS 109686D

Diploma of Hospitality Management (SIT50422) – CRICOS 114424F

Diploma of Hospitality Management (Commercial Cookery) Package


Certificate III in Tourism (SIT30122) – CRICOS114421J

Advanced Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management (SIT60122) – CRICOS 109453K

Advanced Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management Package

Business & Accounting

Business and Management

Business and Management is crucial across all business sectors and levels of industry and can provide diverse career opportunities for anyone wanting to be part of, or manage, a team or a professional office.

A Business qualification at TasTAFE will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to be competent in a wide range of contemporary business practices. Rewarding career paths are open to business students that include marketing, finance and accounting, management, human resources, work health and safety and office administration – just to name a few.

From big business to medium-sized operations or small businesses, the skills you learn in business are highly transferable and can take you to any industry sector anywhere in the world.

Certificate III in Business (BSB30120) – CRICOS 107218D

Certificate IV in Business (BSB40120) – CRICOS 107220K

Diploma of Leadership & Managment (BSB50420) – CRICOS 104533F

Diploma of Leadership and Management Package


An Accounting qualification at TasTAFE will provide you with the skills and knowledge for a career in Accounts Administration, Bookkeeping or Accounting.

Rewarding career paths are open to finance students with many accounting professionals choosing to work in government departments, major corporations and small organisations.

Certificate III in Accounts Administration (FNS30322) – CRICOS 110035G

Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping  (FNS40222) – CRICOS 109981H

Diploma of Accounting (FNS50222)  – CRICOS 112106C

Diploma of Accounting Package

Health (Nursing and Individual Support)

Few professions offer the opportunities, challenges and rewards available to people working in health care occupations.

Employment opportunities in nursing are strong, varied and transferable.  Employment in nursing will offer you the chance to work in a variety of locations and service environments, including hospitals, primary and community health, aged care, home-based day support programs, leisure and recreation facilities, employment support services and advocacy organisations.

If you choose to pursue a career in nursing, you will have the chance to make a real difference in people’s everyday lives.


Diploma of Nursing (HLT54121) – CRICOS 111020F

Individual Support

Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33021) – CRICOS 113407D (Ageing)

Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33021) – CRICOS 113407D (Disability)

Information Technology

A qualification in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can offer you a wide range of exciting and challenging jobs that are not just confined to the Information Technology industry.

From banking to big business, construction and primary industries, manufacturing, entertainment, education, science, health and private sector enterprises, technology is advancing in leaps and bounds and touches upon nearly every aspect of our daily lives.

Whether you’re looking for a general IT course or something more specialised, TasTAFE offers a wide range of qualifications and study options.

Certificate III in Information Technology (ICT30120) – CRICOS 107219C

Certificate IV in Information Technology (ICT40120) – CRICOS 107940M

Diploma of Information Technology (ICT50220) – CRICOS 107715J.

Diploma of Information Technology Package


Children's services

If you like working with young people and children, completing a qualification in the Early Childhood Education and Care area can lead to a wide range of rewarding career options that could be just right for you.

Employment opportunities include a career in the Early Childhood Education and Care sector working with children in long day care centres, outside school hours care services or family day care, or a role as a teacher assistant in kindergartens, primary and secondary schools or colleges.

Certificate III In Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30121) – CRICOS 111599G

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50121) – CRICOS 111600H

Community Services

Community Services

Few professions offer the opportunities, challenges and rewards available to people working in the community services industry.

Employment opportunities in these vital sectors are strong and varied.  A qualification in one of these areas is highly sought after – with the sectors being considered as some of Tasmania’s (and Australia’s) largest employment growth areas.

Laboratory Technology


Engineering offers a wide range of possible para-professional career options.  Engineering Drafting skills are required by engineering offices as well as other allied professional practices.

In the Diploma of Engineering – Technical at TasTAFE: you will use CAD software to produce technical drawings to scale. You will apply standard drawing conventions which may be used to draft everything from buildings, structures and civil infrastructure to mechanical and technical details.

This qualification may lead to employment as an engineering draftsperson / technician in many different kinds of private engineering practices and government departments.

Diploma of Engineering  – Technical (MEM50222) – CRICOS 112011K

English Language Entry Requirements

The entry requirement for studying at TasTAFE is English Language because all of our courses are delivered in English.

If you do not meet the minimum English language requirement for direct entry into your chosen course (see table below), TasTAFE can offer you tuition at the English Language Centre, located in Hobart.

The below table shows the English test scores required to gain direct access to a certificate or diploma course at TasTAFE:

Diploma of Nursing 7.0 (no band less than 7.0) 65-78 Speaking: 23 Listening: 24 Writing: 27 Reading: 24 N/A N/A N/A
All Other Courses 5.5 (no band less than 5.0) 42-49 46-59 527-549 B2 (62-80) 162

After receiving a complete application, GETI is able to offer Oxford online placement tests if you do not have a current English language test score. This is free, and our admissions staff can provide this to you after your application has been submitted.

Please note that applications to Diploma of Nursing will require evidence of successful English language assessment from a recognised test provider (IELTS, PTE, TOEFL iBT, OET) before a Letter of Offer will be issued. CAE is not accepted as evidence of English language proficiency for enrolment into Diploma of Nursing.

TasTAFE to University Pathways

Students save time and money – from TasTAFE to University

TasTAFE training is designed to provide you with a variety of pathway options including further study at university.

We have pathway agreements with the University of Tasmania.  If offered a place at the University of Tasmania, students will be able to apply for credits/advanced standing for the units completed in their TasTAFE Diploma or Advanced Diploma.

A pathway to University through one of our Diploma or Advanced Diploma programs will not only enable students to reduce University tuition fees. It could also reduce their study load or the length of their university course.

Completing a TasTAFE course before studying at the University of Tasmania, means that students will start their University studies, having already attained one qualification. By the time they have finished at University, they will have two qualifications – something that employers love.

Benefits of studying TasTAFE before University:

  • Get a head start by gaining practical, hands-on skills before starting university.
  • Gain an understanding of the jobs, and the industry that students will be entering.
  • Attain insights in their chosen Industry, which university study can then be applied to.
  • Graduate university with two qualifications.
  • Save up to 25% on University Tuition Fees.
  • Reduce study load or duration of University studies.


TasTAFE to University of Tasmania Articulation Pathways