NSW Fee Free – giving people the skills businesses need
NSW Fee Free improves access to training for young people, job seekers, First Nations People, unpaid carers, women undertaking study in non-traditional trades and certain categories of visa holders.
It does this by offering:
- full and part qualification courses
- courses at TAFE NSW and other Smart and Skilled contracted training providers, including Adult and Community Education providers
- enrolments until 31 December 2023.
Check your eligibility, explore the NSW fee free courses on offer and the training providers that can deliver them below.
Who is eligible?
- an entitlement to government-subsidised training up to and including Certificate III
- government funding for higher-level courses (Certificate IV and above) in targeted priority areas.
- 15 years old or over
- no longer at school
- living or working in NSW
- an Australian citizen, permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen.
Other eligibility conditions
Your eligibility is not affected if you have completed a vocational education and training (VET) course, including a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship, as part of your high school education.
There are some exceptions to the eligibility conditions described above, such as for Aboriginal people.
Use the Skills Compare search to find a course and check your eligibility.
Choose from 100’s of fully subsidised short courses to develop your skills across a number of exciting industries.
They can be used as a starting point to complete a full qualification at a later stage.