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TAFE NSW Summer Skills

Summer Skills is a fee-free* short course program to support skill development over the summer months for school leavers aged between 16 – 24 years.

Whether you plan to attend TAFE NSW, university, have a gap year or are still undecided, we have a course that can give you the skills for a brighter future.

* Eligibility criteria apply.

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Fee-Free* Summer Skills Courses

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

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^ compared to the non subsidised price for this course

TAFE NSW is a NSW Government approved training provider for 2021/22 RSA and RCG courses.

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Eligibility Criteria

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 be either:

  • a 2021 school leaver, 16 years of age or over, or
  • Other young person, aged 16 – 24, and not at school

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 4.0.

You can qualify for the Summer Skills short courses if you are aged from 16 to 24 inclusive (regardless of employment status and including Year 12 School leavers).

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.

No. In fact, Summer skills is for school leavers who left school in 2021, or in previous years and are currently aged between 16-20.

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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