Wollongong and the Illawarra region - Australia's best kept secret!
Dream of studying in a beautiful, relaxed, beach-side location just one hour south of Sydney airport?
The Illawarra region is located in the state of New South Wales and is one of the fastest growing regional areas in Australia – and its main city, Wollongong, has been voted Australia’s Top Small City for Students by the website Student Cities Australia.
Wollongong is Australia’s 9th largest city and is an increasingly popular location due to its close proximity to Sydney. Students from across the world are attracted to the Illawarra due to its affordable cost of living compared to its bigger metropolitan counterparts.
If you study with TAFE NSW Wollongong, you will enjoy a relaxed beach-style culture with a wide range of outdoor activities. You will also be part of a vibrant multicultural community and an educational precinct consisting of TAFE NSW, the University of Wollongong and the Innovation Campus.
The city is home to more than 60,000 students of which 12,000 are international students.
To the south of Wollongong you will find coastal and mountain towns of unbelievable beauty. Up in the Highlands, the winter snowfields are perfect for a winter term break.
You can find out more about this beautiful study and work destination by visiting Tourism Wollongong.