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

Dealing with Change in the Workplace

Develop Web APIs with Swift - Part 2

Digital Illustration Techniques

Digital Marketing Communications

Food Safety Auditing

Introduction to Digital Design Skills

Introduction to Linux (Operating System)

Introduction to macOS (Operating System)

Introduction to SFX Makeup for Film & Theatre

Introduction to Windows (Operating System)

Introductory Design for Screen printing

Introductory histological techniques

Leadership Skills

Library Job Readiness

Managing Staff Performance.

Managing Staff Performance.

Multimedia and libraries

OOP Fundamentals

Public Relations

Quoting to Win Work And Build Your Customer Base

Setup and Operate a Computerised Accounting System

SFX Monster Prosthetics for Film and Theatre

Stop Frame Animation

Swift Essentials - Part 2

Traditional Illustration Techniques

Web Apps with Angular - Part 2

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