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JobTrainer provides job seekers with low cost and fee-free* courses to help you develop new skills.
TAFE NSW fee-free* JobTrainer short courses (Statement of Attainment – SOA) are currently open for enrolment, as well as exciting new courses being added all the time, you can enrol now and upskill faster.
*Eligibility criteria apply.
JobTrainer - Course List
New Fee-free* JobTrainer Short Courses
Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care
- Agricultural Chemical Skill Set
- Bush Regeneration
- Introduction to Working in the Pet Industry
- Landscape Essentials
- Quad Bike Operation
Building Design, Construction & Trades
- Building and Construction (Confined Spaces)
- CAD for Building Design
- Civil Construction Skills Group
- Licence to Operate a Forklift Truck
- Reading Plans & Specifications and Applying Codes & Standards
- Site Analysis for Building Design Solutions
- Site Ready Plumbing & Draining
Business, Marketing & Finance
- Business Administration Skills
- Emotional Intelligence
- Introduction to Accounting
- Microsoft Excel - Intermediate
- Small Business
- Social Media Tools to Engage Customers
Creative Arts & Media
Community Services & Healthcare
- Electrical Contracting and Estimating
- Installing Grid Connected Photovoltaic Systems
- Site Ready Electrotechnology Electrician
Hospitality & Food Preparation
- Game Harvester
- Better Barista
- Commercial Cookery
- Food Safety Supervision
- Food Safety - Make, Take and Deliver
- Hospitality (RSA, Food and Beverage and Barista)
- Hospitality Compliance
- Hospitality Financial Skills
- Introduction To Patisserie
Information & Digital Technology
- Building Your Digital Literacy with Coding
- Computer Applications
- Computing Skills
- Cyber Concepts
- Cyber Security
- Digital Security Basics
JobTrainer - Free Online Courses - FAQs v2
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
You will also need:
- A Unique Student Identifier (USI)
Frequently Asked Questions
JobTrainer is an initiative of the federal government, supported by the individual state governments. In a separate initiative, the federal government will invest $1.5 billion as wage subsidies for apprentices employed on or before 1 July 2020.
JobTrainer is an employment support initiative, that offers free and low-cost courses, both short and long, to those left unemployed by the economic downturn, and also provides wage subsidies for apprentices. It is projected to create up to 340,700 new positions to support school leavers and job seekers, helping them gain the skills they need to get a job.
Depending on which course you enrol in, it may be free, or it will be at a reduced cost. JobTrainer will also provide wage subsidies for apprentices. JobTrainer offers free courses courtesy of the Australian government, as well as the state government. This means you can study a short or long course for free – or at a heavily subsidised rate.
Costs will vary from course to course. However, courses supported by JobTrainer will either be fee-free* or considerably lower than normal costs. To learn the cost of a specific JobTrainer supported course, please contact TAFE NSW.
If you are unsure about a specific requirement, please contact TAFE NSW, and we can help clarify and questions you might have.
If you are aged over 35 years, you could be eligible for the Mature Age Workers.
You can register your interest in a JobTrainer course here.
The skill set training courses included are associated with the areas the National Skills Commission has identified as likely to experience job growth, i.e. health care and social assistance, transport, warehousing, manufacturing, retail, and wholesale trade.
Many of the courses on offer include short courses, known as skill sets, which make up part of a variety of full qualifications. By successfully completing skill sets and continuing study into other courses, you could receive credit for those subjects, and not have to complete the full course load.
JobTrainer courses started 16 September 2020, and new courses and start dates are being added all the time. Specific course starting dates and timings are listed in the Attendance tab on the course offering page.
If you have any queries please contact us via enquiry form or call 131 601.
When you find a course you are interested in and click on the apply button, you will be asked a few simple questions to confirm your eligibility prior to enrolling. Alternatively you can register your interest here and we will get back to you.
Online study offers you the same qualification and training outcomes, with the added convenience of studying and attending lectures and classes, when it suits you best. You will still be able to watch lectures and participate in tutorials, as well as submit assignments, and sit assessments just like an on-campus student. You will still also have access to top class student support services, plus be involved in group discussions with classmates and teachers, through virtual classrooms and discussion boards.
Primarily, JobTrainer seeks to help unemployed people to re-train, or for young people to start their career. However, it will also support people who are expecting to become unemployed.
This can cover instances such as companies in declining industries, people whose employment is conditional on immediately undertaking work-relevant training, and workers who have been stood down or furloughed.
While TAFE NSW will not set limits on the number of people trained under this category, it will monitor activity to ensure that school leavers and unemployed people remain a priority.
They are defined as an employee that has been stood down, or an employee whose employer has a JobKeeper arrangement in place and is at risk of becoming unemployed, and who requires upskilling or reskilling for a new role and employment elsewhere.
They are defined as someone who has been employed for less than six months and have been employed on the condition that they receive training to build their capacity and capability for their job role. This training would occur within the first six months of their employment.
They are defined as an existing employee without previous qualifications (at Certificate III or above), who requires training to upskill for the purposes of securing ongoing employment or future employment.