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.


Art Direction for Short Films

Australian Beverage Advice

Collect specimens for drugs of abuse testing

Cook a Job

Creating the Graphic Novel

Dementia Support - Service Delivery

Designing for Events and Festivals

Digital Illustration Techniques

Engaging with Communities and Audiences

Espresso Coffee Skills

Food and Beverage

Food Safety Supervision

Front Office Hands On

Illustrating Books for Children

Induction to Leisure and Health

Introduction to SFX Makeup for Film & Theatre

Introductory Digital Design Skills for Web

Introductory Graphic Design

Lead Singing Intensive

Provide Advanced First Aid

Provide emergency first aid in an education setting

Provide First Aid

Recording Studio Intensive

Rigging for High Risk Work

Scaffolding for High Risk Work

SFX Monster Prosthetics for Film and Theatre

Starting Up Creative Enterprises

Stop Frame Animation

Tourism Management Essentails 3

Tourism Management Essentials 1

Tourism Management Essentials 2

Tourism Management Essentials 4

Tourism Management Essentials 5

Tourism Management Essentials 6

Travel Essentials 1

Travel Essentials 2

Travel Essentials 3

Working in a chemistry laboratory

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

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