Northern Rivers 14 June 2023

Fee Free Northern Rivers Courses – Update

NSW Fee Free – Giving people the skills businesses need

NSW Fee Free improves access to training 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:

  • full and part qualification courses
  • courses at TAFE NSW and other Smart and Skilled contracted training providers, including Adult and Community Education providers
  • enrolments until 31 December 2023.

Who is eligible?

Smart and Skilled provides eligible students with:

  • 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.

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.

Other eligibility conditions

Your eligibility is not affected if you have completed a vocational education and training (VET) course, including a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship, as part of your high school education.

There are some exceptions to the eligibility conditions described above, such as for Aboriginal people.

Nationally Recognised Training courses available:

All students seeking to enrol in the NSW Fee-free training are required to contact ACE Community Colleges Lismore on 02 6622 1903 or Murwillumbah 02 6672 6005 to discuss your eligibility and training preferences. More information on the NSW Fee-free training can be found here.

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