Is ASSET the same as TAFE? - Asset College | RTO 31718

Is ASSET the same as TAFE?

Is ASSET the same as TAFE? Well, same same, but different.

We get asked this question all of the time from prospective students and clients looking to find the right training provider to suit their needs. We thought we’d explain how Asset is different, but still the same as TAFE to assist you in making the right choice for your future training needs.

Courses available

You will find that Asset Training Australia and TAFE have a lot in common when it comes to the courses available to you to study. ASSET has over 60 qualifications available ranging from Certificate II right up to Graduate Diploma level courses. Depending on the campus location, TAFE have the ability to deliver most of the qualifications that Asset does. However, ASSET has specialist knowledge in delivering particular areas of training.


At ASSET, course fees are decided based upon the costs required to deliver particular qualifications for different delivery methods and because of this we can offer our courses at a considerably lower price point than TAFE. ASSET can deliver most qualifications through face-to-face, online, correspondence, mixed mode and Recognition of Prior Learning methods.

Asset Training Australia is also able to offer government-funded courses under both the Certificate 3 Guarantee and Higher Level Skills funding like TAFE.

Office Locations

Asset is very similar to TAFE in that we have multiple campuses right across QLD and are expanding into other states and territories as well. Where there is a TAFE campus, you will most likely find an Asset office somewhere close by too. We want to be as accessible as possible to you!

All up, the main difference is that Asset Training Australia are a private registered training organisation where TAFE are funded and run by the government. In deciding which pathway to choose, just do your research and speak to people in the industry about what provider may be able to offer you the best possible chance of gaining employment.

For more information about how Asset can help you decide on the right provider for you, call us on 1300 731 602.