Fully subsidised courses

You can study a fully government subsidised course at Sydney TAFE, which means the government will pay your fees for you.

Provided you meet the eligibility criteria, you can study one of the courses listed on this page without paying any course tuition fees.

These courses are part of a Smart and Skilled 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.

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

See all fully government subsidised courses.

Eligibility criteria

To enrol in a fully government subsidised 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.

Fully government subsidised courses

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


Alumni Costumes for Stage

Art Direction for Short Films

Australian Beverage Advice

Camera Action Print

Costume for Stage

Design, develop and deliver E-Learning

Design, Make and Manipulate Puppets

Designing for Events and Festivals

Digital Illustration Techniques

Digital Marketing Communications

Espresso Coffee Skills

Essentials of Importing and Exporting

Hair & Make up

International Trade Taxes & Duties

Introduction to Digital Design Skills

Introduction to SFX Makeup for Film & Theatre

Leadership Skills

Logistics/Waste Management Safety

Marketing and Sustaining your Project or Business

Marketing for International Clients & Trade

Millinery for Stage

Multimedia and libraries

Payroll and Budgeting

Planning and Managing Art Projects

Provide First Aid

Provide First Aid

Public Sector Procurement & Contracts Management

Public Sector Skill Set

Retail Customer Service Skills

Rigging for High Risk Work

Scaffolding for High Risk Work

Setting up your own Business

SFX Monster Prosthetics for Film and Theatre

Sports Trainer

Stop Frame Animation

Training Design Strategies

Work Health & Safety

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