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Be supported with subsidised training*​​​​​​​

TAFE NSW, in conjunction with the NSW Government, offers a number of subsidised training programs.

Whether or not you’ve studied at TAFE NSW before, we encourage you to explore some of the courses available, such as our Mature Age Scholarships, Destination Australia Scholarships and Women in Business program, among many others.

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Women in Business

Women in Business

Women in Business is a NSW Government and TAFE NSW initiative that offers a fully subsidised* online program for women who are looking to establish a micro business, a small business, or who are already operating a business.

Learn more about Women in Business

Mature Age Workers Scholarship

Mature Age Workers Scholarship

Are you 35 or older, looking for work and wanting to retrain or upgrade your skills?

The workplace is changing rapidly. New jobs are appearing every day and technology is reshaping existing jobs. Studying at TAFE NSW can help you get back into the workforce or stay ahead of evolving skill needs.

Learn more about Mature Age Workers Scholarships

Destination Australia Scholarship

Destination Australia Scholarships are funded by the Commonwealth Government, and are designed to attract and support students who choose to live and study in regional communities.

Each Scholarship provides $15,000 per student per year to meet the costs associated with relocating, living and studying in regional Australia.

Learn more about Destination Australia Scholarship

Online courses: what you need to know

Whether your course is delivered completely online, a short course with online modules, or your course has been recently moved online, here are the answers to frequently asked questions about online study.

TAFE NSW, in conjunction with the NSW Government, offers a number of government subsidised training programs.

TAFE NSW Fee-Free Short Courses enrolments closed 31 July 2020.

TAFE Digital is all about learning real world skills in a virtual world. To help you develop your skills, TAFE NSW library services are accessible online and can even support you via online chat and over the phone.

When you study online with TAFE NSW, you’re never alone. Throughout your time studying you will work with teachers, course coordinators, your fellow students, and even industry employers and insiders.

You will have access to Studiosity: a 24/7, on demand study aid for academic literacy skills and core subject support. You will also gain access to other platforms, such as LinkedIn Learning.

Visit TAFE NSW support services to discover the range of you help and support you can access.

You don't need to be a computer wiz to study online. However, you should be comfortable typing, using the internet, sending email, chatting with your teachers or others online, reading course content online, using common software, and performing other basic tasks.

If you need to further develop some of these basic digital skills, we may be able to help.

A lot of software (like Microsoft Office 365) is available to current TAFE NSW students, free of charge. This includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, and Teams.

However, depending on which course you are studying, you may require more specific software. If this is the case for your course, you will be advised by your teacher or coordinator where you can access the necessary programs.

As a general rule, to study online, you will need:

  • Microsoft Office or equivalent
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • an up-to-date internet browser

Once you enrol, you will be able to access the learning platform of our website and work from there.

Your course information will notify you of which assessment events you are required to complete, as well as provide instructions on how you can upload them for your assessor.

If you are asked to send video or audio evidence for an assessment, you can upload it to YouTube, Vimeo, or DropBox, then simply add the URL to your course website so we know where to look.

All TAFE NSW students need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) before enrolment is confirmed. Once you have your USI, you will have a secure, online record of your training, which you can access anytime, and from anywhere.

If you are already a TAFE NSW student, you will already have a USI. If you don’t have a USI (or are not sure if you do), you can access or create your USI now. It’s easy, quick, and free. To complete the process, you will need to have proof of your identity.

If you would like further information, please visit the TAFE NSW Subsidised Training page, the TAFE Digital page, or call us on 131 601.