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Study in Newcastle

Situated on the sunny East Coast of Australia, Newcastle is one of the world's most beautiful coastal cities - it attracts thousands of international students, every year. It has been ranked as the 5th Most Livable City in the World by the Lonely Planet Guide (2011). Once you've experienced it for yourself, you'll understand why.

Newcastle's students enjoy the area's bustling culture, without the stress of more expensive Australian cities. You can socialise with friends in the city district, or spend your free time relaxing in the beautiful natural surroundings. It's the perfect balance of study and lifestyle.

Newcastle is also perfect for students wishing to spend their free time travelling to Australia's other must-see destinations. Only two hours from Sydney, one hour from the Hunter Valley vineyards and just off the main coastal highway for exploring Australia's many picturesque sea-side towns.

Best of all, Newcastle offers the perfect climate for anyone looking to experience that famous Australian sunshine. Enjoy moderate winters and long playful summers, with an average summer temperature of around 28 degrees. This makes perfect weather for relaxing or playing - or even studying - on some of Australia's best beaches.

The Newcastle locals are as playful as they are friendly - that's why the area is a favorite holiday spot for the hundreds of Sydney-siders who every weekend escape the chaos of the big city to unwind and relax in this seaside paradise. Once one of Australia's best kept secrets, Newcastle has become one of its most fashionable and beloved destinations. You'll love it, too.

The University of Newcastle

The University of Newcastle, established in 1965, offers over 150 undergraduate and graduate courses, delivered via five Faculties - Business and Law, Education and Arts, Engineering and Built Environment, Health and Science and Information Technology. The University is an exceptional achiever in research with an international reputation for expertise in innovative approaches to teaching and learning. With campuses in both the Central Coast and Hunter regions of NSW, Newcastle serves a community of around one million people.

There are two main campuses, both of which have won national awards for architecture and sympathetic environmental management. The larger campus at Callaghan lies about 12 kilometres from the Centre of Newcastle on a beautiful natural bushland site, and this is where the great majority of Newcastle students study. The other main campus is at Ourimbah on the Central Coast, about half way between Newcastle and Sydney. It is part of an innovative joint venture between the University, the Hunter Institute (TAFE NSW) and the Central Coast Community College.

The university also has a significant presence in the Newcastle C.B.D with NeW Space a $95 million landmark education precinct under development. In 2017, it will be home to our Business, Commerce and Law students. Developed as a technology-rich precinct, NeW Space will provide a unique platform for our world class academics and students to develop and test innovative ideas and be part of a ‘next generation’ university experience.  The School of Music and Conservatorium are also located in the Civic Theatre precinct. It is an ideal location for many students who study part-time and who work close by. And although the University's medical and nursing programs are based on the Callaghan campus, they also operate out of major clinical, teaching, and research facilities at several hospitals and health centres in the Hunter and Central Coast regions.

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Watch this video for a glimpse into life on campus.

Newcastle International College is the pathway for international students into a degree course at the University of Newcastle. NIC works in partnership with the university, offering a range of programs that prepare students for success in their degree studies and help them to achieve their career objectives and personal goals.

The College is centrally located on the main university campus, ensuring students are an integral part of the university community with easy access to an exceptional range of services and facilities.

NIC offers a specialised and supportive learning environment with small class sizes and extra care and assistance when needed. They have a friendly and committed team of academic and support staff dedicated to helping students realise their full potential.

Hunter Tafe

Hunter TAFE is a leading regional provider of vocational education and training in Australia, supporting and empowering thousands of students each year to achieve their career goals.

Hunter TAFE has contributed to the growth of the Hunter region for more than 120 years through the delivery of high quality training that is supported through its strong partnerships with industry, the high rate of graduate employment and the recognition of Hunter TAFE Alumni, both locally and nationally.

As a part of the TAFE NSW network, Hunter TAFE comprises 15 campuses located across the Newcastle, Hunter and Central Coast regions.

Newcastle TAFE Campus is the largest in the Hunter TAFE network. Close to Hamilton railway station and Newcastle CBD, this campus is home to the Aboriginal Learning Circle education and training unit and Carinya Childcare Services Centre.

Hamilton TAFE Campus, in inner city Newcastle, is close to the cafés, shops, restaurants and boutiques of popular Beaumont Street. Hamilton campus is equipped with commercial kitchen and bakery training centres and a restaurant for hospitality and events training.

​​The Hunter Street TAFE campus in the Newcastle CBD is the home to the prestigious Newcastle Art School, well-known for its studio-based fine arts training for professional artists.

Hunter TAFE’s Newcastle campuses provide students the best of both worlds, quality education combined with a relaxed lifestyle. Life doesn’t get much better than studying along the gorgeous beaches of NSW’s East Coast!

For more information about Hunter TAFE and the training options available, please call 131 225 or go to https://www.tafensw.edu.au/digital.

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