Tamworth Community College

SMART AND SKILLED - NSW Fee Free - giving people the skills businesses need

Tamworth Community College is an approved Smart and Skilled Training Provider.

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.

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

Short courses

Choose from 100’s of fully subsidised short courses to develop your skills across a number of exciting industries.

They can be used as a starting point to complete a full qualification at a later stage.

Smart and Skilled Policies

Consumer Protection Information

Tamworth Community College Consumer Protection Officer contact details:

Name:  Jade Vermeer,  Acting Chief Executive Officer

Address:  175 Peel Street, Tamworth, NSW 2340

Phone:  (02) 6763 0630