CAPE - Fee-free Traineeship
With the NSW Government committing to paying the course cost for 70,000 new traineeships, there's never been a better time to enrol at TAFE NSW in a government funded traineeship course.
Traineeships combine on-the-job training with formal study to give you the skills and experience employers are looking for. Generally taking around 1-2 years to complete, traineeships offer you the opportunity to earn a salary while you learn.
TAFE NSW offers a range of traineeship courses covering many industries including early childhood, health and allied services, business, IT, hospitality and warehouse operations.
Traineeships are a proven pathway to well-paid jobs in a diverse range of careers. In NSW, traineeships are also fee-free*.
Am I eligible?
Fee-free* traineeships are available to NSW trainees – including school-based trainees whose training:
- is funded under the NSW Government's Smart and Skilled Program
- commenced on or after 1 January 2020.
If you’ve previously commenced your Smart and Skilled traineeship training before 1 January 2020 and are returning to a traineeship after 1 January 2020, you will be eligible for fee-free* for the remainder of your training if your traineeship course or your employer has changed.
Each student is limited to a maximum of commencing three fee-free* traineeships under this initiative.
More fee-free* training:
- Apprenticeship training is also fee-free* under the Fee-free* Apprenticeships Initiative.
Under its fee-free* traineeship initiative, the NSW Government will pay the student fee for 70,000 new trainees who commence their training under Smart and Skilled from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2023. If the employer normally pays the student fee on behalf of the trainee, they will no longer have to pay a cent in student fees for trainees who start their Smart and Skilled funded traineeship course on or after 1 January 2020.
This initiative will help to ensure that your business has the skilled staff it needs to succeed.
The NSW Government will pay the up-to-$1000 student fee direct to the Smart and Skilled training provider.
- Search all TAFE NSW traineeships funded under Smart and Skilled.
* Subject to availability