In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, TAFE NSW, together with the NSW Government, is offering a number of fee-free short courses that you can complete in just days or weeks, offering practical skills and experiences across a range of industries. 

To be eligible for a fully subsidised place you must:

  • live or work in NSW
  • be an Australian Citizen OR Permanent Resident OR New Zealand Citizen OR Humanitarian visa holder
  • be over 17 years (people between 15 and 17 may be eligible and should contact TAFE for more information)
  • have left school
  • you will also need a Unique Student Identifier (USI)

If you like learning, you could also consider taking the opportunity to learn a new skill or increase your current educational level. There are many free online courses you can do from home (called MOOCs).

Now is also a great time to find a new book, listen to a binge-worthy podcast or do a fun activity at home. You can get all of this and more online at your Library. You can sign up for a free library card on the State Library of NSW website to then access thousands of free ebooks, newspapers from around the world, journals and other resources from home (see link below).

Key sites

Pride of Place

Pride of Place

A reward scheme for customers who have maintained their properties well

No Interest Loans

No Interest Loans

No Interest Loans up to $1,500, repaid over 12-18 months

Big Day Out

Big Day Out

A free, fun family day out for all SGCH customers during the school holidays

Employment & Training

Employment & Training

Help to find current employment and training opportunities

DigiConnect

DigiConnect

An interest free repayment scheme to buy reduced cost fitbits, tablets and notebooks

Strive Scholarships

Strive Scholarships

Scholarship packages for primary, secondary and tertiary students to help pay for education