Western Sydney Institute

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TAFE NSW - Western Sydney Institute (WSI) is a large complex decentralised educational institute and is the largest institute of TAFE NSW. The Institute annually enrolls more than 100,000 students and offers around 1,000 vocational education courses. Each year more students study with WSI than any other educational institution in Australia.

The administrative centre of the Institute is located at Kingswood in the far west of Sydney, Australia. The Institute employs approximately 1,450 full-time and 2,500 part-time staff.

Western Sydney Institute has campuses in nine locations in Western Sydney and manages OTEN, TAFE NSW's facility for state-wide distance education located in Strathfield in Sydney's Inner West. The Institute also has an international delivery arm and students from approximately 35 countries study with the Institute. The Institute also operates the Building Industry Skills Centre (BISC) at Castle Hill.

The Institute offers entry level courses for people looking to start their education, Certificate to Advanced Diploma level courses for people looking for career-related skills, and short courses for people looking to advance their skills and careers. Additionally, many courses have credit transfer arrangements with universities for people looking to go on to or returning from university.

The Hotel Management Institute (HMI) is a unique partnership between WSI and the Escarpment Group of Hotels, including Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort and Spa, Echoes Boutique Hotel and Restaurant, Parklands Country Gardens & Lodges and The Hydro Majestic. The multi-award winning properties are recognised nationally and internationally as the epitome of quality and service in the hotel industry and are icons of the Blue Mountains region.


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