Free TAFE Short Courses (NSW Only)

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A whole range of free short courses. Must live OR work in NSW, be over 15, not be enrolled in secondary school and be a citizen or permanent resident.

Some courses have an optional licensing fee (i.e. RSA/RCG)

Tafensw.edu.au

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  • +1 vote

    Anyone know if these courses are online or on campus?

    • +3 votes

      Some of them online, some of them requires attendance at campus. For example Firefighting: The units are delivered online by distance, and also require attendance at a one (1) day practical session held at the Nirimba TAFE fire training facility, near Blacktown, NSW.

  • +6 votes

    free email?

  • +4 votes

    Students are eligible for one scholarship per financial year and up to two scholarships over the four year period.

    A person who is eligible for these scholarships:

    • meets Smart and Skilled eligibility rules
    • is aged 15 - 30 years at the time training commences
    • is concession-fee eligible (receives a Commonwealth Government payment/allowance or holds a pensioner concession card issued by Centrelink OR is a dependant of someone receiving a Commonwealth Government payment or holding a concession card) and/or is a social housing client (this includes public housing, community housing, Aboriginal housing, Crisis accommodation/supported accommodating, and private rental assistance managed by Housing NSW)
    • is enrolling in a Certificate I to Certificate IV qualification which is on the NSW Skills List (including Apprenticeships and Trainees)**
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      I guess this answers my question about the caveat on the page: *Fully government subsidised training, eligibility criteria applies.

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      That's different to these free "taster" courses though, right? The page only asked me these:

      I am 15 years or older.
      I have left school.
      I live or work in NSW.
      I am an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen.

  • +8 votes

    Probably won't get into uni, thanks OP.

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    anyone enrolled and received confirmation? I enrolled to a course, once I hit finish button, the window closed too quickly I didn't even have a chance to read what it said. I haven't received any email confirmation so I'm not sure if I was enrolled?

  • +3 votes

    which courses are online only? I am very interested ;)

    I looked at the air fares tourism one..
    or admin
    cant see if its online or on campus

    • +1 vote

      I'm trying to work out the study mode for some of these courses too!

      Can't locate where they tell if they are on-campus, online or a mix :(

    • +2 votes

      Can now confirm that the tourism one is done online, as is the small business and marketing ones. I've called and checked. Majority are online.

      • +1 vote

        Thank you!
        Just enrolled in the tourism one!
        Might as well do something as I'm staying home from work for a year with my bubba ;)

  • +1 vote

    Haa earwax management. Theres also a pole inspectors course too. My imagination could not help but go wild. FYI these are mostly online as they are at OTEN but each TAFE area has their own free courses. Just search their webpage. These are free if you meet the 4 basic criteria I mentioned. If you want to do an entire course then the fee free scholarship may apply (if you're 15-30 y/o and on centrelink).

    I have done 5 admin courses. Really good!

    • +2 votes

      I've been inspecting stripper poles for years! I never knew I could turn it into a trade and have THEM pay ME!!

  • +2 votes

    "Transition into FEE-FREE Scholarships
    You can then use this opportunity to transition to a full qualification with a fee-free scholarship in 2016. Eligibility requirements apply, Click Here to find out more."

    what? 2016?

  • +2 votes

    How many courses can I study for free?
    One each or all study at the same time?

    • +1 vote

      No limit on the number to my knowledge (I did 2 at the same time), then enrolled one at a time for the other 3

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        Which courses did you do?

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        I got stopped at 4 I think. Just got a call from course co-ordinator who won't enrol me because she thinks I'm taking on too much work over 12 months.

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      I've called them and they encouraged me to enrol in as many as I want/can because they can't guarantee the same courses will be offered again depending on demand.

  • -1 vote

    Free as in everyone in the country overpays for it.

    • +2 votes

      Why was this downvoted? It's true. Better than paying for people to sit on the couch at home though, but there is too little done to push people into work once these courses are complete. Many complete courses so they don't have to do work for the dole, and can keep collecting centrelink.

      Too little jobs, or difficult pathways into them, it's still an issue.

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    So you can't be 31 or older?
    You may want to make that more clear in the post or title.

    • +1 vote

      The courses are free for the 4 basic criteria I mentioned. Age is 15+ and no other requirement..different story if you want to do a full course

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    Have enrolled. Thanks OP for this post!!

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    Hypothetically if I were in the ACT but have a family property in NSW could I register with that address? Or will I have to get a part-time job outside the border?

    ACT taxpayers subsidise people who live in towns just outside the border like Queanbeyan but use our hospitals and schools… so I wouldn't feel bad taking advantage of NSW taxpayer-funded opportunities.

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    Stuff like this makes me feel old and neglected. If you didn't get skilled up in early life or looking to reskill later in life there seems to be a bit of a blind spot for us "oldies". That and Contiki tours. ;)

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    I've tried enrolling twice a few weeks apart and I keep getting:
    Your fee will be manually calculated after which you will receive a re-engagement email

  • +1 vote

    Finally they enrolled me!
    The tourism course, she said are you sure because this course is hard AF !
    Thanks lady but i dont care ;)
    She even said she wouldnt even study it its so hard
    oh dear

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    This is great - thank you for sharing!

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