Government Funded Courses in Sydney

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Government funding assists students by subsidising their tuition fees. Check if you're eligible.



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Government Funding Schemes in Sydney

A complete list of funding schemes available in Sydney.

Smart and Skilled

Smart and Skilled allows eligible NSW students to enrol in subsidised qualifications from Certificate I through to an Advanced Diploma as well as all NSW apprenticeships and selected new entrant traineeships.


JobTrainer is an Australian government initiative to help young Australians get the job skills they need to find employment. Up to $2 billion is being allocated (across all states and territories, including New South Wales) for (VET) vocational education and training.

Government Funded Courses

The following courses may be eligible for funding. Enquire with a provider to confirm availability and eligibility requirements*.

* Please note that this information was accurate at the time of publication. However, we recommend contacting the course provider to confirm availability of funding as places are limited. For a full list of courses visit

About Government Funding in Sydney

Government funding for courses in Sydney, as well as dozens of other major cities and regional towns across New South Wales and the rest of Australia, can help you achieve your scholastic and professional goals on your schedule.

NSW Government funding for courses applies to a range of qualification levels, from certificates through graduate diplomas depending on the learning pathway. There are options for learners of all ages, from those looking to earn the required skills and knowledge to qualify for entry-level jobs across Australia to more experienced members of the workforce looking to upskill and progress in their current industry or pivot to another sector.

By subsidising courses, this government funding makes it easier for Australians to study in Sydney through TAFEs, universities and private Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). Through a mix of face-to-face learning, online courses or a combination of in-person and distance programs, you can obtain the ability and education needed to pursue the position of your dreams.

Government funding covers courses in a huge selection of industries, areas of study and jobs, including but not limited to; Information Technology, Business, Marketing, Human Resources and Management.

Check if you're eligible for government funding in Sydney.