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Las instituciones de enseñanza de New South Wales ofrecen un amplísimo catálogo de estudios en todos los niveles y ramas de conocimiento. Esta es la oferta disponible:

Higher Education


Sydney and New South Wales are home to 11 world-class universities, including 6 in the Sydney metropolitan area and 5 regional universities.

QS World University Rankings 2023 ranked 6 of our universities in the Top 200 list - the University of Sydney, University of New South Wales, University of Technology Sydney, University of Wollongong, The University of Newcastle and Macquarie University.

THE Working University Rankings also ranked University of Technology Sydney, University of Wollongong and Western Sydney University in the top 50 Young University Rankings 2022, with Western Sydney University as number 1 for the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2022.

The universities in Sydney and NSW are dynamic centres of learning excellence, home to world-leading research and globally recognised qualifications for graduates that are sought after by employers around the globe.

Our universities work closely with local and global business and industry, providing an extensive network of employment opportunities, as well as access to innovators and thought leaders in areas such as technology, finance and the arts.

View a list of Australian universities

Private higher education institutions

Private institutions offer access to many niche specialist and applied skills courses often not offered by universities. They are known for providing supportive learning structures and innovative and flexible teaching models, allowing you to choose how, when, and where you study. Private higher education institutions also have strong links with industry and courses tailored to meet the needs of future employers, ensuring graduates emerge job-ready.

Quality and regulation

The Australian Government has established a national regulatory and quality agency for higher education – the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) to monitor quality, and regulate university and non-university higher education institutions against a set of standards developed by the independent Higher Education Standards Panel.

NSW research strengths

The NSW Government has launched a new geospatial database showcasing the state's higher education. research & development capabilities.

The NSW Research Map is a virtual 'one-stop shop' for information about more than 650 organisations and pieces of critical Research & Development (R&D) infrastructure across NSW.

Start searching using the map

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Whether you are looking to move straight into the workforce, or to take an initial step in your tertiary education, an Australian VET qualification can take you where you want to go.


NSW VET sector is based on a partnership between governments and industry. VET qualifications are provided by government institutions, called Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions, as well as private institutions. Australian government (federal and state) provide funding, develop policies, and contribute to regulation and quality assurance of the sector.

A priceless industry experience in a genuine work environment

Industry and employer groups contribute to training policies and priorities, and in developing qualifications that deliver skills to the workforce. Many of our VET courses incorporate a period of on-site learning, which means you do not just learn in a classroom but get priceless industry experience in a genuine work environment.

It is real-world industry experience that ensures your qualifications fully prepare you for employment in your chosen industry.

Flexible learning pathways and practical experience

VET qualifications are outcome based and focus on the occupational skills and competencies gained. The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognises prior learning or current competence in the industry. This makes credit transfer easier and offers students flexible learning pathways.

Qualifications range across four levels of certificates (Certificate I, II, III and IV), as well as Diploma courses and Advanced Diploma courses. Your VET course will broaden your skills in a specialised area that teaches you the practical experience you’ll need for the workplace. It will train you to design, plan, and execute the practical and technical aspects of your field in an industry context.


TAFE NSW is Australia’s largest public provider of vocational education and training. TAFE NSW offers more than 1,200 vocational courses including short courses, certificate to Diploma and Advanced Diplomas and degree level programs. It provides the hands-on skills employers need, in the way students want.

Learning at TAFE NSW gives you access to practical training through a mix of state-of the-art campuses and specialist facilities across the state as well as on-the-job, mobile and online training. Statewide industry connections and industry-leading teachers ensure the quality of teaching at TAFE NSW. Students are provided with a broad range of support services to assist with their learning and to help them become job-ready.

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Private training providers

Over 60 per cent of VET students in NSW study with a private college to gain an accredited qualification. Private colleges typically work very closely with employers and industry, to understand the ‘real world’ work-place skills they need employees to have. These relationships often provide employment pathways as well. It is possible to continue study to bachelor and postgraduate level at private colleges.

Private colleges offer high levels of support and flexibility to meet student needs and are innovative with teaching and assessment practices.

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English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS)

Studying English in Australia is about much more than reciting words in a classroom. Our teaching approach focuses on critical thinking, as well as group and project work – all drawn from real-life experiences, which means you will not only be learning the language, but you will also be learning how to use it in everyday life.

Gain life skills in a truly international environment

By studying English in Australia, you will gain a vast range of life skills you cannot get at home. Invaluable skills like problem-solving, leading diverse teams of people, and applying your English to real-world situations – abilities you will draw on for the rest of your life. With a multicultural mix of students in our educational facilities, you will learn the world’s language in a truly international environment.

High quality language teaching

Our English language teaching maintains a consistently high quality – no matter where you study or what course you choose. With mandatory national standards and a comprehensive, industry-led quality support framework, you can be confident that you are getting the finest English education.

For more information on finding the right ELICOS campus and course for you, visit englishaustralia.com.au

English Australia represents 120 member colleges throughout Australia that provide quality English language programs to students and professionals from around the world.

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School education in Australia includes preschool, preparatory (or kindergarten), primary school, secondary school (or high school) and senior secondary school (or college). Schooling lasts for 13 years, from preparatory to senior secondary. School is compulsory until at least the age of 16.

Types of schools

Types of schools include government schools, non government schools (including faith-based schools such as Catholic or Islamic schools) and schools based on educational philosophies such as Montessori and Steiner. All schools must be registered with the state or territory education department and are subject to government requirements in terms of infrastructure and teacher registration.

Develop life skills through rounded education

Australian schools do more than just educate students. They prepare them for life − developing communication skills, self-discipline and respect for themselves, their peers and their world. Schools offer a broad curriculum in the key learning areas – English, mathematics, studies of society and the environment, science, arts, Languages Other Than English (LOTE), technology, health and physical education.

They also believe strongly in the benefits of a rounded education – including the teamwork, self-expression and personal development that happens outside the classroom. Students will enjoy a diverse learning environment that is as personally enriching as it is educational, and develop the skills and qualities needed in a changing world

To enrol international students, schools must be registered with the Commonwealth Register of Institutes and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Government schools

NSW government schools are mostly co-educational, comprehensive schools for students living in their local area. There are also single sex schools – boys or girls only and some specialist high schools.

The Department of Education International (DE International) provides choices for international students wishing to enrol in NSW government schools in Sydney or regional NSW. Most international students complete their secondary education and gain a NSW Higher School Certificate as a pathway to further study. The Study Abroad program offers international students a short term experience for a period of one term through to one year.

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Private schools

Private schools, also known as non-government schools, are either schools that are part of the Catholic system or Independent schools that may be of a religious or non-religious background. Most are co-educational but there are also many single sex schools. Enrolment is usually through each individual school and the conditions for enrolment may vary depending on the school.

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En NSW los alumnos tienen la posibilidad de asistir a colegios públicos o privados. El principal agente educativo es el gobierno del estado de NSW: 2/3 de las escuelas de educación primaria y secundaria de NSW son centros públicos.

Los colegios del gobierno de NSW son, en su mayoría, centros escolares mixtos e integrados para los alumnos residentes en la zona. También hay algunos colegios segregados (solo masculinos o femeninos) e institutos de secundaria especiales.

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Las colegios privados (también conocidos como no gubernamentales) son aquellos que, o bien pertenecen a la iglesia católica, o bien son colegios independientes, con o sin filiación religiosa. La mayoría de estos colegios son mixtos, aunque también hay bastantes que segregan por sexo. La matrícula se efectúa habitualmente en el propio colegio y las condiciones de admisión y matrícula pueden variar según el mismo.

El Departamento de Educación Internacional (DE International) informa de las opciones para los estudiantes internacionales que deseen matricularse en escuelas públicas de Sydney y del resto de NSW. La mayoría de los estudiantes internacionales terminan su educación secundaria y consiguen el diploma de secundaria de NSW (NSW Higher School Certificate), premisa para poder seguir cursando estudios superiores. El programa Study Abroad ofrece a los estudiantes internacionales la experiencia de poder estudiar en el extranjero durante un semestre o un año.

Muchas escuelas en NSW ofrecen una serie de programas de apoyo, incluido el apoyo asistencial, un coordinador de estudiantes internacionales y refuerzo de inglés como segunda lengua a los alumnos cuya lengua materna no sea el inglés.

Para poder matricular a estudiantes internacionales, las escuelas deben estar inscritas en el Registro Nacional de Instituciones y Estudios para Estudiantes Extranjeros – Commonwealth Register of Institutes and Courses for Overseas Students, CRICOS.

Viajes de estudio

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Programas de intercambio

Mientras estés estudiando en NSW, tendrás la posibilidad de apuntarte a un programa de intercambio con una institución extranjera. Los programas de intercambio son una manera estupenda de conocer otras culturas y desarrollar nuevas habilidades. Para más información, ponte en contacto con tu institución de enseñanza.

Formación profesional (VET)

Los estudios de formación profesional (Vocational Education and Training, VET) son cursos de enseñanza superior que proporcionan una formación práctica centrada en habilidades técnicas y laborales con el fin de preparar al alumno para el mundo laboral o continuar estudios.

En NSW se pueden cursar estudios VET tanto en centros públicos de TAFE como en entidades privadas. Al acabar los estudios de VET, el alumno recibe un certificado, diploma o diploma avanzado.

Universidades y Centros de Enseñanza Superior

NSW cuenta con un amplio elenco de universidades y centros de enseñanza superior, con excelentes instalaciones educativas, servicios de apoyo para estudiantes internacionales y gran variedad de actividades en los campus.

Las instituciones de enseñanza superior ofrecen desde titulaciones de grado, diplomatura y licenciatura a titulaciones de postgrado (accesibles a estudiantes que ya tienen una titulación de grado), como diplomas de postgrado, másters y doctorados.

Cursos de inglés (ELICOS)

Los cursos intensivos de inglés para estudiantes extranjeros (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students, ELICOS) están diseñados para los estudiantes internacionales de todos los niveles. Si el inglés es tu segunda lengua o si deseas continuar utilizándolo como lengua de estudio, deberás matricularte en un curso ELICOS para desarrollar tu dominio del idioma.

Deberás haber completado un curso ELICOS antes de acceder a estudios de VET, universitarios o de otro tipo de educación superior. La industria australiana de enseñanza del inglés está estrictamente regulada para garantizar que todos los estudiantes reciban un alto nivel de enseñanza.

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Study in Australia: find a course

Entra a studyinaustralia.gov.au si deseas buscar estudios, instituciones y becas.

El Mapa de Investigación de NSW

El gobierno de NSW ha lanzado una nueva base de datos geoespacial que muestra las instalaciones de investigación y desarrollo. dentro del sector de enseñanza superior del estado.

El Mapa de Investigación de NSW es una “ventanilla única” virtual para informarse sobre más de 650 organizaciones y unidades fundamentales de la infraestructura de investigación y desarrollo (I+D) en toda NSW. Iniciar una búsqueda con el nuevo mapa.