Free courses

You can study a course at Sydney TAFE for free!

That’s right, provided you meet the eligibility criteria, you can study one of the courses listed on this page without paying any course tuition fees.

Get a taste of a trade, an advantage in your apprenticeship or traineeship, or a career head-start. And when you’ve completed your free course, you may even be able to get credit towards a full qualification if you continue on that pathway.

See all free courses.

Why they are free

These courses are fully government-subsidised, meaning the government will pay your fees for you. They are part of a program called ‘Targeted Priorities Prevocational and Part Qualifications’ and aim to help you develop the skills you need to get a job, undertake entry level qualifications or transition to a new career.

Eligibility criteria

To enrol in a fee-free course you must:

  • be aged 15 years or older
  • have completed year 10 (or its equivalent)
  • have left or be eligible to leave school
  • have a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
  • be living or working in NSW, and
  • be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder, or New Zealand citizen.

If you’re under 17 please contact us first before enrolling.

List of free courses

Click a course below to find out more information such as the subjects you will study and an indicative timetable.


Events Hands On

Aboriginal Cultural Education

Animal Care for Non-Venomous Reptiles

Basic Floristry Skills

Camera Action Print

Ceramic Jewellery (Intermediate)

Ceramics, Jewellery Making & Design

Cocktail Making

Culture and Heritage Guiding

Database Development

Developing Social Media for Business

Espresso Coffee Skills

Essentials for Working in the Logistics Industry

Food and Beverage

Food Safety Supervision

Guitar for Beginners

Guitar Group (Intermediate)

Hip-hop lyric writing

International Airfares

Logistics/Waste Management Safety

Nail Technology Skills

Payroll and Budgeting

Photoshop for Web

Provide Advanced First Aid

Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Provide First Aid

Public Sector Procurement & Contracts Management

Public Sector Skill Set

Responsible Conduct of Gambling

Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA)

Singing Group (Choir)

Strata and Community Title Property Management

Traditional Weaving Techniques 1

Travel Essentials 1

Study over summer. Courses starting in December and January are enrolling now.

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Sydney NSW 2000
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