Tamworth Community College

NSW Fee Free Traineeships

There’s never been a better time to start a traineeship in NSW!

The NSW Government is paying the student fee for 70,000 new trainees starting their traineeship qualification from 1 January 2020 – saving trainees or their employers from having to pay up to $1,000 for training costs per trainee.

Traineeships are a great career pathway. They combine on-the-job training with formal study to give you the skills and experience employers are looking for. Traineeships generally take around 1-2 years to complete, and trainees earn a salary while they learn.

How Fee Free Traineeships work?

The NSW Department of Education will pay the student fee on behalf of trainees who fit the eligibility requirements below. The fee will be paid directly to the approved Smart and Skilled training provider.

Am I eligible?

Access to fee free training is available to trainees, including school-based trainees, whose training:

  • is funded under the NSW Government’s Smart and Skilled Program
  • commenced on or after 1 January 2020.

Eligible trainees can access up to three fee free training places over the life of the initiative.

Further information can be found at https://vet.nsw.gov.au/fee-free-traineeships