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SUBSIDISED TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS

As a part of the NSW Government’s Smart and Skilled initiative, TAFE NSW offers a great range of subsidised training. There are qualifications and courses designed to help you develop essential tertiary preparation skills, employment foundation skills and English language skills, preparing you for the workplace or further training. A number of these great courses provide a fantastic pathway to further qualifications with TAFE NSW. Best of all, these courses are available at no cost to you and provide full credits towards nationally recognised, job ready qualifications.

Browse through the below list of NSW Government subsidised courses offered at TAFE NSW, to find one that can help you to be whatever you want to be.

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Gabby's ATAR dream came true with TAFE NSW

“There are only eight people in my class and the teachers are just amazing. They’re like mentors and very one-on-one with their teaching. You’re treated like an adult and you’re in charge of your own learning.”

— Gabby Andrews studied a Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation, and will now graduate with the equivalent of an ATAR and her Year 12 qualification in one year instead of two.

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Smart and Skilled subsidised training - courses and qualifications

Fully subsidised training applies to students who meet the access and eligibility criteria to enrol into these qualifications. Only those who meet the Smart and Skilled requirements for enrolment will incur no student fees, however there may be additional costs related to enrolment.

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Effective date 1 January 2018

Course fee exemptions for the entitlement foundation skills program
From 1 July 2018 onwards, Smart and Skilled fee exemptions have been introduced for all qualifications. This means that from 1 July 2018, eligible students commencing a foundation skills full qualification or course delivered by TAFE NSW under the EFS program, will not be required to pay a fee. The subsidy paid to TAFE NSW will cover the cost of the qualification or course, i.e. the Smart and Skilled qualification price.

Funded by the NSW Government, Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. The program aims to help people throughout NSW to get the skills they need to find a job and advance their careers.

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Additional subsidised qualifications and courses

As New South Wales' public provider, TAFE NSW provides training and services for specific groups to meet government priorities. Fee information for these additional subsidised qualifications and courses for 2018 enrolments is displayed in the table below.

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