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Summer Skills is a fee-free* short course program designed specifically for school leavers to support skill development over the summer months. Whether you plan to attend university, TAFE NSW, have a gap year or are still deciding what you would like to do, we have a course that can give you the skills for a brighter future.

*Eligibility criteria apply.

Summer Skills- Free Online Courses - Course List

Fee-Free* Summer Skills Courses

 

Online courses have an ongoing enrolment and can be started at any time.

Building Creative Digital Imaging Skills

Location: Online
Delivery Month: January - February 2021

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Business Administration Skills

Location: Online
Delivery Month: January - February 2021

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Business Presentations

Location: Online
Delivery Month: January - February 2021

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Building Digital Literacy with Coding

Location: Online
Delivery Month: January - February 2021

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Construction Materials and WHS

Location: Online
Delivery Month: January - February 2021

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Cyber Concepts

Location: Online
Delivery Month: January - February 2021

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Digital Security Basics

Location: Online
Delivery Month: January - February 2021

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Introduction to Working in the Health Industry

Location: Online
Delivery Month: January - February 2021

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Mental Health #2

Location: Online
Delivery Month: January - February 2021

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Social Media Engagement

Location: Online
Delivery Month: January - February 2021

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Social Media Tools to Engage Customers

Location: Online
Delivery Month: January - February 2021

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Building Creative Digital Imaging Skills

Location: TAFE NSW Newcastle (Hunter St), TAFE NSW Port Macquarie
Delivery Month: January - February 2021

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Business Administration Skills

Location: TAFE NSW Glendale, TAFE NSW Gosford, TAFE NSW Grafton, TAFE NSW Lismore, TAFE NSW Murwillumbah CLC, TAFE NSW Scone CLC, TAFE NSW Singleton CLC, TAFE NSW Tomaree, TAFE NSW Yamba CLC
Delivery Month: January 2021

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Business Presentations

Location: TAFE NSW Ballina, TAFE NSW Belmont, TAFE NSW Coffs Harbour, TAFE NSW Glendale, TAFE NSW Gosford, TAFE NSW Kingscliff, TAFE NSW Murwillumbah CLC, TAFE NSW Newcastle (Tighes Hill), TAFE NSW Scone CLC, TAFE NSW Singleton CLC, TAFE NSW Tomaree, TAFE NSW Yamba CLC
Delivery Month: January 2021

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Building Digital Literacy with Coding

Location: TAFE NSW Coffs Harbour Education Location, TAFE NSW Kingscliff, TAFE NSW Lismore, TAFE NSW Ourimbah, TAFE NSW Port Macquarie
Delivery Month: January 2021

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Digital Security Basics

Location: TAFE NSW Ballina, TAFE NSW Coffs Harbour, TAFE NSW Glendale, TAFE NSW Kingscliff, TAFE NSW Port Macquarie, TAFE NSW Wollongbar
Delivery Month: January 2021

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First Aid for Early Childhood

Location: TAFE NSW Coffs Harbour, TAFE NSW Grafton, TAFE NSW Kingscliff, TAFE NSW Newcastle (Tighes Hill), TAFE NSW Ourimbah, TAFE NSW Port Macquarie, TAFE NSW Singleton CLC
Delivery Month: January 2021

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Introductory Business Skills

Location: TAFE NSW Murwillumbah CLC, TAFE NSW Scone CLC, TAFE NSW Singleton CLC, TAFE NSW Wyong, TAFE NSW Yamba CLC
Delivery Month: January 2021

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Mental Health #2

Location: TAFE NSW Coffs Harbour, TAFE NSW Hamilton, TAFE NSW Ourimbah
Delivery Month: January 2021

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Site Ready Commercial Construction

Location: TAFE NSW Armidale
Delivery Month: January 2021

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Site Ready Electrotechnology

Location: TAFE NSW Coffs Harbour, TAFE NSW Wollongbar
Delivery Month: January 2021

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Social Media Engagement

Location: TAFE NSW Newcastle (Hunter St)
Delivery Month: January 2021

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Social Media Tools to Engage Customers

Location: TAFE NSW Ballina, TAFE NSW Grafton, TAFE NSW Kingscliff, TAFE NSW Lismore, TAFE NSW Scone CLC, TAFE NSW Singleton CLC, TAFE NSW Taree
Delivery Month: January 2021

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Building Creative Digital Imaging Skills

Location: TAFE NSW Albury, TAFE NSW Nowra, TAFE NSW Wagga Wagga, TAFE NSW West Wollongong
Delivery Month: January 2021

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First Aid for Early Childhood

Location: TAFE NSW Griffith, TAFE NSW Moruya, NSW Nowra, TAFE NSW Shellharbour, TAFE NSW Wagga Wagga, TAFE TAFE NSW Wollongong, TAFE NSW Young
Delivery Month: January 2021

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Mechatronics

Location: TAFE NSW Wollongong
Delivery Month: February 2021

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Mental Health #2

Location: TAFE NSW Griffith, NSW Nowra, TAFE NSW Shellharbour, TAFE NSW Wagga Wagga, TAFE TAFE NSW Wollongong, TAFE NSW Young
Delivery Month: January 2021

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Building Creative Digital Imaging Skills

Location: TAFE NSW Eora, TAFE NSW Ultimo
Delivery Month: January - February 2021

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Business Administration Skills

Location: TAFE NSW Gymea, TAFE NSW Hornsby, TAFE NSW Meadowbank, TAFE NSW Northern Beaches, TAFE NSW St Leonards, TAFE NSW Ultimo
Delivery Month: January 2021

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Business Presentations

Location: TAFE NSW Gymea, TAFE NSW Hornsby, TAFE NSW Meadowbank, TAFE NSW Northern Beaches, TAFE NSW St Leonards, TAFE NSW Ultimo
Delivery Month: January 2021

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Building Digital Literacy with Coding

Location: TAFE NSW Hornsby, TAFE NSW St George, TAFE NSW St Leonards, TAFE NSW Ultimo
Delivery Month: January 2021

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Conservation

Location: Ryde
Delivery Month: January - February 2021

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Digital Security Basics

Location: TAFE NSW Meadowbank, TAFE NSW St George, TAFE NSW St Leonards
Delivery Month: January 2021

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Introductory Business Skills

Location: TAFE NSW Meadowbank, TAFE NSW Northern Beaches, TAFE NSW Gymea, TAFE NSW Ultimo
Delivery Month: January 2021

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Mechatronics

Location: TAFE NSW Ultimo
Delivery Month: January - February 2021

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Horticulture Essentials

Location: TAFE NSW Ryde
Delivery Month: January 2021

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Site Ready Plumbing and Drainage

Location: TAFE NSW Meadowbank, TAFE NSW Randwick, TAFE NSW St Leonards
Delivery Month: January 2021

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Social Media Tools to Engage Customers

Location: TAFE NSW Ultimo
Delivery Month: January 2021

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Farm Tractors

Location: TAFE NSW Armidale, TAFE NSW Dubbo
Delivery Month: January - February 2021

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Organic Gardening

Location: TAFE NSW Moree, TAFE NSW Orange
Delivery Month: January - February 2021

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Mental Health #2

Location: TAFE NSW Armidale, TAFE NSW Bathurst, TAFE NSW Orange, TAFE NSW Tamworth
Delivery Month: January 2021

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Shearing School

Location: TAFE NSW Armidale, TAFE NSW Dubbo
Delivery Month: January - February 2021

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Site Ready Commercial Construction

Location: TAFE NSW Armidale
Delivery Month: January 2021

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Building Creative Digital Imaging Skills

Location: TAFE NSW Blue Mountains, TAFE NSW Nepean
Delivery Month: January - February 2021

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Building Digital Literacy with Coding

Location: TAFE NSW Granville, TAFE NSW Mount Druitt
Delivery Month: January 2021

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Business Administration Skills

Location: TAFE NSW Blacktown, TAFE NSW Campbelltown, TAFE NSW Liverpool, TAFE NSW Richmond
Delivery Month: January 2021

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Business Presentations

Location: TAFE NSW Campbelltown, TAFE NSW Liverpool, TAFE NSW Nepean, TAFE NSW Wetherill Park
Delivery Month: January 2021

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Conservation

Location: TAFE NSW Blue Mountains
Delivery Month: January - February 2021

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Farm Tractors

Location: TAFE NSW Richmond
Delivery Month: January - February 2021

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Horticulture Essentials

Location: TAFE NSW Padstow, TAFE NSW Richmond
Delivery Month: January 2021

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Introductory Business Skills

Location: TAFE NSW Bankstown, TAFE NSW Campbelltown, TAFE NSW Mount Druitt
Delivery Month: January 2021

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Landscape Essentials

Location: TAFE NSW Padstow, TAFE NSW Richmond
Delivery Month: January - February 2021

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Mechatronics

Location: TAFE NSW Mt Druitt, TAFE NSW Wetherill Park
Delivery Month: January 2021

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Social Media Engagement

Location: TAFE NSW Blue Mountains, TAFE NSW Nepean
Delivery Month: January 2021

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Social Media Tools to Engage Customers

Location: TAFE NSW Blue Mountains, TAFE NSW Macquarie Fields, TAFE NSW Miller, TAFE NSW Richmond
Delivery Month: January 2021

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Summer Skills- Free Online Courses - FAQs

Eligibility Criteria

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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 17 to 24 inclusive (regardless of employment status and including Year 12 School leavers)^, or
  • in receipt of a Commonwealth Government benefit, or
  • an unemployed person, or
  • people expected to become unemployed

^ If you are aged over 35 years you could be eligible for the Mature Age Workers Scholarship.

TAFE NSW also has a range of other Government programs available.

You will also need:

Frequently Asked Questions

Summer Skills is a fee-free* short course program for school leavers to develop job ready skills over the summer months. Whether you plan to attend university, TAFE NSW or have a gap year, we have a Summer Skills course that can give you the skills for a brighter future.

Yes, all Summer Skills short courses are fee-free. They are subsidised by the NSW Government using Job Trainer.

Yes. Summer Skills are a range of online short courses and face to face short courses aimed at giving school leavers the skills they need to find work. We’ve put together several units to provide a Statement of Attainment in particular industry areas, including Agribusiness, Construction Industries, Health, Business, Creative Experiences and Industry 4.0.

If you left school in 2020, or are aged 17-20 and have already left school, then you qualify for the Summer Skills short courses.

Summer skills is focussed on getting jobs for school leavers. Summer Skills are made up of units drawn from full qualifications, meaning you’ll learn skills that are highly valued by employers.

The truth about all short courses online is, you don't have to be a computer whiz to succeed in online learning. However you should be comfortable typing, using the internet and email, chatting to your teachers or others online, reading course content online, using common software and performing other basic tasks. Once you enrol, you will receive an email with your login details for the TAFE Digital Campus, simply follow the prompts to get started. There’s no fixed class timetable so you can enjoy flexible learning to fit your lifestyle, and study at times that suit you.

Industry areas include Agribusiness, Construction Industries, Health, Business, Creative Experiences and Industry 4.0. Specific courses include Farm Tractors, bikes and utilities, Chemical, chainsaw and first aid tickets, shearing school, conservation, civil infrastructure, construction, electrotech, plumbing and draining, fitness, first aid, mental health, business presentations, business admin skills, brand presentations, gallery and museum skills, building creative digital imaging skills, mechatronics, computer applications and skills, social media, digital security basics, coding and digital literacy.

No. In fact, Summer skills is for school leavers who left school in 2020, or in previous years and are currently aged between 17-20.

No, but you can only study two courses at the same time.

Check the above table to see which courses will be run at each TAFE NSW campus. See courses and locations here.

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