With 120,000 Fee-Free TAFE and VET places available in New South Wales this year, Member for Werriwa Anne Stanley is urging school leavers and people in her electorate wanting to retrain, upskill and re-enter the workforce, to enrol.

These Fee-Free places are available following the recent landmark $319 million agreement between the Albanese Labor Government and NSW Government to address the current skills shortages.

They come at a crucial time as the state works to strengthen its workforce in a range of sectors of national and state priority. 

The course list will see approximately

  • 40,200 fee-free places in the care sector (including approximately 10,000 in the Early Childhood Education and Care sector),
  • 9,900 in technology and digital, 6,900 in agriculture,
  • 5,200 in construction,
  • 5,000 in hospitality and tourism,
  • 1,200 in sovereign capability,
  • 51,400 in other priority sectors including foundation skills.

The Agreement will increase opportunities and workforce participation of priority groups, including First Nations Australians, young people (17-24), people out of work or receiving income support, unpaid carers, women undertaking study in non-traditional fields, people with disability and certain categories of visa holders.

For more information and to enrol, visit www.tafensw.edu.au/fee-free-short-courses