Tue. Jan 31st, 2023

Fee-free traineeships


Traineeships are a proven pathway to well-paid jobs in a diverse range of careers. In NSW, traineeships are also fee free.

There’s never been a better time to start a traineeship in NSW. The NSW Government is paying the course cost for 70,000 new traineeships – meaning trainees undertaking a government funded traineeship course no longer face a student fee of up to $1000.

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.

There are more than 390 traineeship courses funded in NSW, in a range of industries including early childhood, health and allied services, business, IT, hospitality and warehouse operations.

Maddison Camilleri - 2019 NSW Trainee of the Year finalist - Certificate IV in Civil Construction Design

Am I eligible?

Fee free traineeships are available to NSW 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.

If you have previously commenced your Smart and Skilled traineeship training before 1 January 2020 and are returning to a traineeship after 1 January 2020, you will be eligible for fee free for the remainder of your training if your traineeship course or your employer has changed.

Each student is limited to a maximum of commencing three fee free traineeships under this initiative.

More fee free training:

SOURCE https://education.nsw.gov.au/skills-nsw/apprentices-and-trainees/low-cost-and-free-training-options/fee-free-traineeships#Am0

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