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Digital skills

Develop your career in the digital and ICT sectors. Discover the multiple career opportunities available in this fast-growing industry.

Get fee-free training in digital skills

Fully subsidised digital and ICT training places are available across NSW.

Digital and ICT skills offer a great career path. You can upskill to seek out new opportunities or move to other areas of the digital and technology industries.

Training is fully funded by the NSW and Commonwealth governments.

Key information

Many courses and locations are available

There are plenty of fee-free courses with flexible delivery methods to meet your needs, in classrooms and online.

Most jobs today require digital and technology competency
  • Be more employable: The workplace is rapidly changing and so are the skills we’ll need to stay in demand. By accessing fee-free digital skills training, you’ll learn how to secure your career in this fast-moving market.
  • Become a key player in your organisation: From learning how to organise digital meetings to using project management software or spreadsheets, get the skills you need to be a crucial member of your team.
  • There’s plenty of jobs available: With an increasing digitalisation of products and services in NSW, these industries will consistently grow and require workers in different areas and level of expertise.
  • Digital and ICT skills offer a great career path: You can upskill to seek out new opportunities or move to other areas of the digital and technology industries. Check our available full and part qualifications to achieve your professional goals.


These are some of the roles you can get in digital skills
  • Office clerk/manager 
  • Digital marketing officer/manager 
  • Community manager 
  • Website developer 
  • Graphic designer 
  • Social media specialist/manager 
  • ICT project manager 
  • Cyber security specialist 
  • Customer engagement officer 
  • Business analyst 
  • Interactive/game developer 
  • Coding specialist 
  • UX Design specialist
You may be able to study a fee-free course if you are:
  • 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.

You do not have to be working in the digital skills sector or have previous industry experience to access fee-free full qualifications in digital skills.

In addition, 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. 

No matter who you are, Skills NSW makes it easier to access the training you need to enter this rewarding sector. 

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Social Media Marketing
Standard course fee:
$7,200.00
Estimated fee: $0.00 to $1,000.00
Delivery Mode
Program Type
Traineeship
Estimated Duration i Indicative duration range based on actual student completion. For apprenticeships and traineeships, the duration includes study and employment under a training contract. A dash indicates insufficient data is available.

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Certificate III in Telecommunications Network Build and Operation
Standard course fee:
$8,000.00
Estimated fee: $0.00 to $2,080.00
Delivery Mode
Program Type
Full qualification
Estimated Duration i Indicative duration range based on actual student completion. For apprenticeships and traineeships, the duration includes study and employment under a training contract. A dash indicates insufficient data is available.

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Advanced Diploma of Information Technology
Standard course fee:
$9,070.00
Estimated fee: $0.00 to $2,910.00
Delivery Mode
Program Type
Full qualification
Estimated Duration i Indicative duration range based on actual student completion. For apprenticeships and traineeships, the duration includes study and employment under a training contract. A dash indicates insufficient data is available.

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8 - 11 months (full-time)
Diploma of Information Technology
Standard course fee:
$9,600.00
Estimated fee: $0.00 to $4,060.00
Delivery Mode
Program Type
Traineeship
Estimated Duration i Indicative duration range based on actual student completion. For apprenticeships and traineeships, the duration includes study and employment under a training contract. A dash indicates insufficient data is available.

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9 - 20 months (full-time)
Diploma of Information Technology
Standard course fee:
$9,600.00
Estimated fee: $0.00 to $4,060.00
Delivery Mode
Program Type
Full qualification
Estimated Duration i Indicative duration range based on actual student completion. For apprenticeships and traineeships, the duration includes study and employment under a training contract. A dash indicates insufficient data is available.

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11 - 14 months (full-time)
Certificate III in Telecommunications Network Build and Operation
Standard course fee:
$8,000.00
Estimated fee: $0.00 to $2,080.00
Delivery Mode
Program Type
Apprenticeship
Estimated Duration i Indicative duration range based on actual student completion. For apprenticeships and traineeships, the duration includes study and employment under a training contract. A dash indicates insufficient data is available.

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21 - 31 months (full-time)
Certificate IV in Information Technology
Standard course fee:
$8,270.00
Estimated fee: $0.00 to $2,310.00
Delivery Mode
Program Type
Full qualification
Estimated Duration i Indicative duration range based on actual student completion. For apprenticeships and traineeships, the duration includes study and employment under a training contract. A dash indicates insufficient data is available.

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9 - 11 months (full-time)
Certificate III in Information Technology
Standard course fee:
$6,410.00
Estimated fee: $0.00 to $240.00
Delivery Mode
Program Type
Traineeship
Estimated Duration i Indicative duration range based on actual student completion. For apprenticeships and traineeships, the duration includes study and employment under a training contract. A dash indicates insufficient data is available.

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11 - 20 months (full-time)
Certificate III in Information Technology
Standard course fee:
$6,410.00
Estimated fee: $0.00 to $240.00
Delivery Mode
Program Type
Full qualification
Estimated Duration i Indicative duration range based on actual student completion. For apprenticeships and traineeships, the duration includes study and employment under a training contract. A dash indicates insufficient data is available.

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7 - 8 months (full-time)
Certificate II in Applied Digital Technologies
Standard course fee:
$4,270.00
Estimated fee: $0.00 to $880.00
Delivery Mode
Program Type
Traineeship
Estimated Duration i Indicative duration range based on actual student completion. For apprenticeships and traineeships, the duration includes study and employment under a training contract. A dash indicates insufficient data is available.

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Certificate II in Applied Digital Technologies
Standard course fee:
$4,270.00
Estimated fee: $0.00 to $880.00
Delivery Mode
Program Type
Full qualification
Estimated Duration i Indicative duration range based on actual student completion. For apprenticeships and traineeships, the duration includes study and employment under a training contract. A dash indicates insufficient data is available.

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2 - 3 months (full-time)
Certificate IV in Information Technology
Standard course fee:
$8,270.00
Estimated fee: $0.00 to $2,310.00
Delivery Mode
Program Type
Traineeship
Estimated Duration i Indicative duration range based on actual student completion. For apprenticeships and traineeships, the duration includes study and employment under a training contract. A dash indicates insufficient data is available.

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10 - 23 months (full-time)
Social Media Marketing
Standard course fee:
$7,200.00
Estimated fee: $0.00 to $1,000.00
Delivery Mode
Program Type
Full qualification
Estimated Duration i Indicative duration range based on actual student completion. For apprenticeships and traineeships, the duration includes study and employment under a training contract. A dash indicates insufficient data is available.

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7 months (full-time)
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Short Course

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