NSW Fee-Free* Training Initiative

Fee-Free Nationally Accredited Training – Enrolling Now!

On Thursday 23 November 2023, Minister Whan announced the extension of the NSW Fee Free training initiative in NSW for a further three years.

The extension will deliver 147,400 fee free places from 1 January 2024 to 30 December 2026.

As an approved provider, Macquarie Community College has training places and funding available.

Under the NSW and Australian Government Fee-Free Vocational Education and Training Initiative, you may be eligible for FEE-FREE* nationally accredited training courses if you meet the eligibility criteria.

For further information visit https://skills.education.nsw.gov.au/nsw-fee-free.

Am I Eligible for Smart & Skilled Training?

If you meet the below criteria you may eligible for Fee Free* OR subsidised* training at Macquarie Community College.

You MUST meet all of the following:

  • 15 years old and over; AND
  • No longer at school; AND
  • Live OR work in NSW; AND
  • Australian OR New Zealand Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident OR a Humanitarian Visa Holder, OR a Partner Visa Holder whose sponsor is a current or past Humanitarian Visa Holder.

Please note: International Students are not eligible.

To find out more about our courses and to check your eligibility, please contact us.

*Eligibility criteria apply and is based on your personal circumstances. Training under the NSW and Australian Government Fee-Free Vocational Education and Training Initiative is fully subsidised.

What type of training can I do at Macquarie Community College under the NSW Fee Free training initiative?

The NSW Fee Free training initiative is available for courses that align with national and state priorities.
For courses not listed below Smart & Skilled subsidised training is available, including fee exemption training for those that meet the eligibility criteria.

Computer Skills
Intermediate Computer Skills for Work & Study

CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Aged and Disability Care
CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability)
CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability