Study - Types of Courses - Subsidised Courses

Fully subsidised training*

Subsidised Courses

Be supported as you learn with fully subsidised training*

Government subsidised training means that, if you are eligible and there is a subsidised place available, the government will pay a part of the student fee on your behalf, with you paying the balance.

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Fee-free* JobTrainer Courses Jobtrainer

Build great new skills with hundreds of fee-free* and low cost courses, designed to help school leavers and job seekers find jobs.

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Mature Aged Workers Scholarship Mature Age Workers' Scholarships

For over 35s looking to re-enter the workforce and wishing to retrain or upgrade their skills.

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Women in Business Women in Business

An online program for women looking to establish a micro or small business, or assistance operating an already established business.

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Fee Free Traineeships Fee-Free Traineeships

Combine on-the-job training with formal study to give you the skills and experience employers are looking for, with course fees covered by the NSW government.

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Free-free apprenticeships Fee-Free Apprenticeships

There are 100,000 fee-free* apprenticeships available, creating a pipeline of skilled Australians to build a better future.

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Foundation Skills for Your FutureFoundation Skills for Your Future

Develop critical language, literacy, numeracy, and digital (LLND) skills that are required by employers and industry, to meet current and future skills needs.

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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.

For more information on how the NSW Government is funding Smart and Skilled qualifications and eligibility criteria, visit the Smart and Skilled Fees and Subsidies page.

Subsidised Training and Qualifications

Study - Types of Courses - Subsidised Courses - Additional

CAPE Related - Subsidised Courses - FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Eligibility for government funded courses depends on a variety of different factors, and is often specific to the course you are interested in enrolling in or applying for. Contact TAFE NSW to discuss if you are eligible for the government funded course you are interested in.

TAFE NSW has subsidised training in short courses, certificate courses, diploma courses, and advanced diplomas throughout nearly the entire scope of subject areas we offer.

Each course has its own specific requirements for enrolment, and the government funded courses at TAFE NSW are no exception. If you would like to discover what the requirements are for the course you’re interested in applying for, or would like help with your application, contact TAFE NSW today.