NSW Fee Free January to June 2024 improves access to training, including for young people, job seekers, First Nations People, unpaid carers, women undertaking study in non-traditional trades and certain categories of visa holders.

It does this by offering:

  • courses that support priority industries, fee-free
  • the priority courses at TAFE NSW and other Smart and Skilled contracted training providers, including Adult and Community Education providers.

Access to NSW Fee Free places is limited and is subject to:

  • availability of a NSW Fee Free place
  • commencing training a NSW Fee Free priority course between 1 January 2024 to 30 June 2024
  • meeting the student eligibility requirements below.

Who is Eligible

Smart and Skilled provides eligible students with:

  • an entitlement to government-subsidized training up to and including Certificate III
  • government funding for higher-level courses (Certificate IV and above) in targeted priority areas.

Under Skills NSW, you may be able to study a fee-free course if you are:

  • 15 years old or over
  • no longer at school
  • living or working in NSW
  • an Australian citizen, permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder, or New Zealand citizen.

Smart and Skilled eligible students that enrol in a NSW Fee Free Jan – June 2024 priority qualification between 13 November 2023 to the 30 June 2024 with a commencement date between 1 January 2024 to 30 June 2024 are eligible for a NSW Fee Free place, subject to the availability of a NSW Fee Free place.

Please note that NSW Fee Free places are limited.

Use the Skills Compare search to find a course and check your eligibility.

If you meet the eligibility criteria and have a USI you can apply via contact CTQ 1300 270 539 OR email admin@ctq.edu.au OR Enrol Now.

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