Free TAFE courses on offer as part of TAFE NSW JobTrainer and Summer Skills programs

Jobs of the the future: TAFE NSW is accepting enrolments now. Picture: TAFE NSW
Jobs of the the future: TAFE NSW is accepting enrolments now. Picture: TAFE NSW

TAFE NSW is accepting enrolments from job seekers and school leavers through its JobTrainer and Summer Skills programs.

TAFE NSW managing director Steffen Faurby said TAFE NSW was playing a leading role in the state's COVID-19 Recovery Plan by helping people to reskill.

The NSW Government has committed almost $160 million to match the Australian Government's JobTrainer fund.

Enrolments for job seekers and school leavers are now open for the JobTrainer and Summer Skills programs, which offer hundreds of fee-free and low-cost courses targeted at growth employment sectors such as healthcare, early childhood, community services, food sciences, agriculture, horticulture, accounting and finance, and building trades.

Mr Faurby said the programs could help people gain the skills to be in-demand in the post-COVID jobs market.

"We have to skill the workforce to take advantage of future job opportunities which may be very different to jobs in the pre-COVID economy," Mr Faurby said.

"TAFE NSW is absolutely committed to ensuring NSW remains the most highly skilled workforce in the country.

"We are working closely with industry to ensure we are delivering a pipeline of job-ready graduates armed with the latest skills to help kick-start the economy."

TAFE NSW Summer Skills fee-free short course program is specifically designed to help school leavers bridge the gap from school to work, or school to further study.

"The Summer Skills program is a great opportunity for young people to get a taste of different industries and ensure they get a head start in the changing jobs market," Mr Faurby said.

Eligibility criteria for JobTrainer and Summer Skills apply.

Details: Phone 13 16 01 or click here.