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NSW Fee Free – Funded Training

In partnership with the Federal and NSW Government’s NSW Fee Free initiative, Essential Skills Training and Recruitment are offering Fee-Free courses for eligible students in priority qualifications in a bid to help individuals develop their skillset for future employment.

NSW Fee Free is a NSW Government program to provide fee free training to give people the skills businesses need. This program will run from the 1st January 2024 to the 31st December 2026. As a Training Services NSW high performing provider, Essential Skills Training and Recruitment can help eligible students obtain NSW Fee Free funded training in the following qualifications:

To be eligible for fee-free training under NSW Fee Free you need to:

Training under NSW Fee Free is fee-free and fully funded by the NSW and Commonwealth governments.

We can help you determine your eligibility for funding and which course is best for you, call our office on (02) 4961 0016.

All of our nationally accredited qualifications are currently available under the NSW Fee Free program. Please see the individual course pages for more information on available programs. 

Other Funding

Smart and Skilled Funding – NSW

Smart and Skilled supports the skills development of the NSW workforce to meet the state’s future demand for jobs. Workers and employers in NSW have a range of government-subsidised programs to choose from.

–  An entitlement to government-subsidised training up to and including Certificate III.
–  Government funding for higher-level courses (Certificate IV and above) in targeted priority areas.
–  New entrant and existing worker traineeships from Certificate II up to Diploma level.
–  Funding for part qualification or pre vocational programs.

We can help you determine what funding you could access to assist with your training. For more information call our office on (02) 4961 0016.

To be eligible for Smart and Skilled Funding you need to be;

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

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) students, students with disabilities and their dependents may qualify for fee exemptions when they enrol in Smart and Skilled training. Students receiving Australian Government welfare benefits and the dependents of Australian Government welfare recipients may qualify for concession fees when they enrol in Smart and Skilled training.

Smart and Skilled Fee-Free Scholarships are available for eligible students undertaking a qualification up to and including Certificate IV:

Payment plans are available to assist with your course fees.