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Daniel Kelty, 2016 NSW Trainee of the Year, Winner

Daniel's video as the 2016 NSW Trainee of the year winner

9 December 2016

The former MasterChef contestant put his faith in the Vocational Education sector to achieve a career change as a mature aged student and has now secured a position with Telstra.

Smart and Skilled

Updated Smart and Skilled Fee Administration Policy 2017

9 December 2016

The recently announced extensions of eligibility for home schooled students and asylum seekers and refugees to access Smart and Skilled is included in the updated Smart and Skilled Fee Administration Policy 2017.

Refugee Employment Support Program (RESP) for Western Sydney and Illawarra

EOIs open for delivery of Western Sydney and Illawarra Refugee Employment Support Program (RESP)

25 November 2016

Training Services NSW is calling for Expressions of Interest from non-government organisations for the delivery of an outcomes-focused Refugee Employment Support Program to assist refugees and asylum seekers in Western Sydney and the Illawarra find sustainable and meaningful employment.

Home schooled students eligible for Smart and Skilled from 2017

Home schooled students eligible for Smart and Skilled from 2017

25 November 2016

Registered home schooled students may be eligible for Smart and Skilled training which starts on or after 1 January 2017.

Access to Training and Employment support for Refugees

Access to Training and Employment Support for Refugees

24 November 2016

The NSW Government has announced a number of initiatives to assist asylum seekers and refugees to get a job and relieve local skills shortages in the State’s growing economy.

Fee-Free Training for Asylum Seekers and Refugees

Fee-Free Training for Asylum Seekers and Refugees

23 November 2016

Eligibility under Smart and Skilled will be extended from 1 January 2017 to further categories of humanitarian visas held by asylum seekers and refugees. Eligible visa holders will not pay course fees for their Smart and Skilled training up to Certificate IV level.

Courtney Harrison, 2016 NSW Apprentice of the Year, Winner

Courtney Harrison, Winner - 2016 NSW Apprentice of the Year

17 November 2016

Find out why Courtney chose an automotive mechanical apprenticeship and smashed the challenges found in this non-traditional trade area.

Smart, Skilled and Hired

Smart, Skilled and Hired

5 October 2016

Smart, Skilled and Hired is a NSW Government initiative that will create job and skills opportunities and help NSW business meet unprecedented demand in two key sectors – disability and construction. The program is open to young people (15 to 24 years) and businesses in Western Sydney, the Central Coast and Hunter, New England/North West and the North Coast.

NSW Industry Training Advisory Bodies (ITABs)

Final Report: Review of Industry Advisory Arrangements

5 October 2016

The NSW Department of Industry contracted Ithaca Group to review industry advisory arrangements in New South Wales, so as to inform the most effective/efficient approach to obtain timely industry advice that supports NSW Government priorities.

Campbelltown office is Moving

Our Campbelltown office is moving!

29 September 2016

Please note the Training Services NSW Campbelltown office is moving to the Bankstown office from 30 September 2016.

Pre-apprenticeship and pre-traineeship

GTO Pre-Apprenticeship Pre-Traineeship Training Partnering Program and Apprenticeship Incentives Program

19 September 2016

The GTO Pre-Apprenticeship and Pre-Traineeship Partnering Program aims to increase growth in apprenticeships and traineeships by improving the transition of young people 15-24 years old into pre-apprenticeship or pre-traineeship training.

2016 Training Awards

2016 NSW Training Awards Winners

9 September 2016

Meet the winners of the 2016 NSW Training Awards.

Infrastructure Skills Legacy Program

Record infrastructure spend to train tomorrow's tradies

7 September 2016

Minister for Skills John Barilaro joined NSW Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Transport Andrew Constance at Sydney Metro Rouse Hill station work site for the launch of the Infrastructure Skills Legacy Program (ISLP).

CareerPathways News

Training Scheme expanded to more Regions

11 August 2016

A highly successful NSW Government program providing social housing tenants in the Hunter region with training and work opportunities in the disability and aged care sectors will be expanded to another four regions in NSW.

ACE News

$17.8m Boost for Community Training

4 August 2016

The NSW Government is committing $17.8 million to fund not-for-profit community education providers that help thousands of disadvantaged, regional and remote learners in NSW gain access to formal education and training.

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The Way Ahead for Aboriginal People Program - Tarni's 'just in time' mentoring support

3 August 2016

Tarni believes that without the excellent mentoring support she received under the department’s Way Ahead for Aboriginal People program, she would not have completed her traineeship.

32 new qualifications on the 2017 NSW Skills List

32 New Qualifications on the 2017 NSW Skills List

1 August 2016

The NSW Government has announced 32 new qualifications will be added to the NSW Skills List for 2017 in addition to over 700 subsidised vocational education and training courses currently on offer.

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Boost in Travel and Accommodation Support for regional trainees and apprentices

11 July 2016

Trainees and apprentices in NSW will have access to over $6 million to help complete their courses with the NSW Government announcing a major increase in subsidies for travel and accommodation.