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Fee-Free* Courses – TAFE NSW

If you love getting more for less, then you’re going to love these fee-free* courses. TAFE NSW, in conjunction with the NSW and Commonwealth governments, offers several fee-free* courses for NSW residents.

This month, you can kickstart your career in hospitality with a fee-free~ short course. Whether you are looking to enter this dynamic and resilient industry or progress your career to a more senior role, these fee-free~ short courses will help you change the course of your life.

New courses and programs are being added all the time. Enrol today and gain the skills you need.

* Eligibility Criteria apply.
Training under JobTrainer is fee-free and fully funded by the NSW and Commonwealth governments.

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TAFE NSW is a NSW Government approved training provider for 2021/22 RSA and RCG courses.

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Eligibility Criteria

~ Fee-free eligibility for hospitality short courses

To be eligible for a fully subsidised place you must meet Smart and Skilled eligibility guidelines which are:

  • live or work in NSW, and
  • be an Australian Citizen, a permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen, or a humanitarian visa holder, and
  • have left school.

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Training under JobTrainer is fee-free and fully funded by the NSW and Commonwealth governments.

To be eligible for a fully subsidised place you must meet Smart and Skilled eligibility guidelines which are:

  • live or work in NSW, and
  • be an Australian Citizen, a permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen, or a humanitarian visa holder, and
  • have left school.

AND meet one of the following criteria:

  • aged from 16 – 24 inclusive, or
  • in receipt of a Commonwealth Government benefit, or
  • an unemployed person, or
  • people expected to become unemployed, or
  • a Veteran, or
  • a Veteran’s Recognised Partner (includes Spouse, Recognised Defacto or Ex-Spouse/Recognised Defacto).

^ Eligibility is being extended for all students enrolling into targeted qualifications in 2022, aligned with the following priority skills:

  • training and assessment
  • aged care
  • digital skills
  • childcare, and
  • disability care.

This means that employed people (existing workers) are also able to access fee-free* training in specific full and part qualifications in each of the four industries listed above.

Note: to be eligible, existing worker students do not need to be employed in one of these industries.

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The JobTrainer program provides young people and job seekers with low cost and fee-free** training courses to help you develop new skills, improve job prospects and kickstart your career. JobTrainer’s fee-free training programs are available in various industries.

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for a fully subsidised place you must meet Smart and Skilled eligibility guidelines which are:

  • live or work in NSW
  • be an Australian Citizen, a permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen, or a humanitarian visa holder
  • have left school

AND meet one of the following criteria:

  • aged from 16 – 24 inclusive, or
  • in receipt of a Commonwealth Government benefit, or
  • an unemployed person, or
  • people expected to become unemployed
  • a Veteran
  • a Veteran’s Recognised Partner (includes Spouse, Recognised Defacto or Ex-Spouse/Recognised Defacto)

Eligibility is being extended for all students enrolling into targeted qualifications in 2022, aligned with the following priority skills:

  • training and assessment
  • aged care
  • digital skills
  • childcare, and
  • disability care.

Search TAFE NSW website for available courses marked as JobTrainer eligible.

This means that employed people (existing workers) are also able to access fee-free* training in specific full and part qualifications in each of the four industries listed above.

Note: to be eligible, existing worker students do not need to be employed in one of these industries.

Specific course starting dates and timings are linked via the above course lists. New courses and start dates are being added all the time.

If you have any queries please contact us via enquiry form or call 131 601.

TAFE NSW offers a variety of Government subsidised training, including programs like Job Trainer, Mature Age Workers’ Scholarships, Apprenticeships & Traineeships, as well as other Smart and Skilled subsidised training and qualifications.

Online Study gives you the same qualification and training outcomes as studying on campus. As there is no weekly timetable for classes, students can enjoy the flexibility of studying when and where it suits them. You can find out more about online study and what is required, watch this video to see the online learning in action or also get tips to help you succeed.

A virtual classroom experience connects teachers and students from different locations in real time, using web conferencing technology via MS TEAMS on set days and times as advised in the course details. Get ready for learning in a virtual classroom.

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When your employees undertake a TAFE NSW traineeship, they can build valuable industry skills focused on areas such as hospitality, office administration, HR, or information and communications technology.

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* Eligibility Criteria apply.