Funded qualifications

NSW Jobtrainer courses will help young people aged 16 to 24, including Year 12 2020 school leavers, and job seekers in NSW find meaningful employment.

It will also help some people who need to retrain or up-skill if they are at risk of becoming unemployed.

These courses might also provide training opportunities for: 

  • existing staff who are a recipient of  JobKeeper payments
  • staff who need to be trained to remain employed

If an employer has staff who will need to move into a new role to maintain employment but require new skills to do so then upskilling or reskilling may be the answer.

Full qualifications

In order to help our economy recover, the NSW Government is providing fee-free training in over 350 full qualifications.

These qualifications are Certificate level courses, including Advanced Diplomas.  Courses can take anywhere between six months and two years to complete. Students will receive a nationally recognised qualification when the course is successfully completed. 

Courses are offered at TAFE NSW, community colleges or private colleges. Choosing a course under NSW JobTrainer means an individual does not pay a fee.

Part qualifications or short courses

NSW Jobtrainer part qualifications are short courses to help people acquire new skill sets in a post-pandemic economic environment. The NSW Government is providing 90,000 fee-free training placements across a range of vocational education and training part qualifications.

These courses are offered at TAFE NSW, community colleges and private colleges.

They courses are on nationally accredited subjects.

When a student completes a part qualification they will obtain a statement of attainment or a nationally accredited skill set, which they can then use as the starting point to complete a full qualification at a later stage.

Which courses are available?

The fee-free NSW JobTrainer courses will provide NSW citizens with skills in priority and growth industry areas.

The NSW Government will fund training across the following industries:

  • agriculture
  • animal care and racing
  • automotive
  • business services
  • community services
  • construction and infrastructure
  • design
  • food
  • foundation skills
  • government and education
  • health
  • information technology
  • manufacturing and engineering
  • personal services and retail
  • transport.

Visit the NSW Job Trainer landing page to find an appropriate course for your staff.

Further information

Call Training Services NSW on 13 28 11.

Page last updated: 20 April 2021