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Fee-Free Apprenticeships NSW

Fee-Free Apprenticeships provide NSW businesses with access to fee-free apprenticeships to either get the skills they need for their business or to up-skill an existing employee.

Application detail:

Applications may be made at any time.

What do you get?

A saving of up to $2000 for training costs per apprentice.

Who is this for?

NSW businesses.


Fee-free apprenticeships provide NSW businesses with free qualification training for their apprentices, making it easier for employers to hire apprentices or to up-skill an existing employee.

Businesses will benefit by:

  • having fully trained apprentices learning on the job
  • up-skilling existing staff
  • having employees with the necessary skills required for a thriving and expanding business
  • courses that can be tailored to the needs of their business.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, your employee must:

  • have commenced their training on or after 1 July 2018
  • be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen, living or working in NSW
  • be undertaking a course funded under the Smart and Skilled program.

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Fee-Free Apprenticeships NSW.

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