Students of all ages with a wide variety of interests find a wealth of education opportunities at TAFE Newcastle campuses. High school students are welcome to take training courses. Current employees may need on-the-job-training options or desire to advance their skills in a particular occupation. Local business owners also have the chance to organise specified courses or workshops designed to benefit their company and employees. The flexibility offered by the campuses also enables students the option of attending day or night classes.
Types of TAFE Newcastle Courses
- Semester courses
- The courses may stand on their own or be part of a curriculum that leads to potentially earning a degree in a specific field of study. Available courses vary from one campus to the next.
- Short courses
- These classes are typically created for recreational or professional reasons. They might include learning the basics of first aid, enhancing a business by learning about digital marketing or becoming familiar with the regulations involved in serving alcoholic beverages.
- Correspondence courses
- The number of courses is limited and change from time to time. However, correspondence courses provide the opportunity for distance learning on campus, in the privacy of your home or at a business. Available courses enable individuals to obtain certification in education, hospitality or other professions.
The New South Wales Hunter Institute has three satellite campuses in the community that offer TAFE Newcastle courses.
The Hamilton TAFE Campus
The facility has commercial kitchens, a cafeteria and a restaurant in addition to a commercial meat processing and sausage-making area. The campus provides students with the option of attending diploma or advanced diploma courses, short courses, TVET courses or acquiring TAFE certification. Courses of study include:
- Careers and Further Study
- Events and Outdoor Recreation
- Food Services and Hospitality
- Health and Fitness
The Hunter Street TAFE Campus
The facility houses the widely recognised Newcastle Art School. Courses offered here focus on the creative industries, fashion and media.
Newcastle TAFE Campus
The destination represents Hunter Institute’s main campus. The facility contains the Beauty Academy, the Maritime Training Centre, the Aboriginal Educational and Training Unity, the HIT Student Association Bookshop and a childcare centre. The campus offers a full line of courses spanning a wide range of subjects from administration to transportation. Students pursuing careers in beauty and hair attend classroom instruction in addition to having the chance to learn practical skills in the facility’s three beauty salons and six hair salons.