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.

FEE-HELP

FEE-HELP is a student loan scheme that is funded by the Commonwealth Government to assist eligible students pay their course fees for higher education courses.

You will need to pay a fee of 25% of the total loan amount for all undergraduate courses.

 

VET FEE-HELP

VET Student Loans from 1 January 2017

The Commonwealth government has announced a re-design of the current VET FEE-HELP loan scheme from 1 January 2017 (subject to the passing of legislation). The new VET Student Loans program will replace the existing scheme from 1 January 2017.

Course eligibility for VET Student Loans is limited to courses that have a high national priority, meet industry needs, contribute to addressing skills shortages and lead to employment outcomes.

Smart and Skilled



Smart and Skilled courses are government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to Sydney TAFE and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Recognition

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Recognition may be granted through:

Degrees



 

Achieve your academic and career goals with TAFE NSW Higher Education degrees, partnership degrees or articulation and credit transfer from diploma study into degree programs.

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