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.


Microbiology for Food Safety Auditors

Ableton Fundamentals

Art Direction for Short Films

Capture & Edit Photos

Database Fundamentals

Dental Technology Stage 1 Industry Starter

Designing for Events and Festivals

Digital Illustration Techniques

Engaging with Communities and Audiences

Fashion Digital Pattern Making

Food Safety Auditing

Gas Chromatography and High Performance Liquid

Intermediate Creative Skills

Intermediate Digital Design Skills

Introduction to Digital Design Skills

Introduction to Graphic Design Skills

Introduction to Linux (Operating System)

Introduction to macOS (Operating System)

Introduction to SFX Makeup for Film & Theatre

Introduction to UX and UI Design

Introduction to Windows (Operating System)

Introductory Design for Screen printing

Introductory histological techniques

iOS Apps with Swift (Introductory) - Part 1

iOS Apps with Swift (Introductory) - Part 2

Library Job Readiness

Managing Creative Projects, Events and Public Programs

Multimedia and libraries

Music Business Intensive

Music Performance Skills

OOP Fundamentals

Recording Studio Intensive

Screen Writing

SFX Monster Prosthetics for Film and Theatre

Short Film Making - Video Production

Stop Frame Animation

Swift Essentials - Part 1

Swift Essentials - Part 2

Traditional Illustration Techniques

Video with Mobile Phone

Web Development Essentials - Part 1

Web Development Essentials - Part 2

Web Development with C# (Introductory) - Part 1

Web Development with C# (Introductory) - Part 2

Web Development with Java (Introductory) - Part 1

Web Development with Java (Introductory) - Part 2

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