Fee-free traineeships for employers and trainees in NSW

30 October, 2019

Effective 1 January 2020, the NSW Government is offering fee-free traineeships for employers and jobseekers under the Smart and Skilled program.

The Smart and Skilled program is a funded training initiative that provides subsidised training for courses on the NSW skills list. 

  • Who is eligible?

    The fee-free traineeships are available to NSW trainees – including school-based trainees - whose training:

    • Is funded under the NSW Government’s Smart and Skilled program
    • Commences on or after 1 January 2020
  • What are the qualifications available?

    The NSW Government funds over 390 different traineeship courses under the Smart and Skilled initiative including:

    • Electrical
    • IT
    • Carpentry
    • Child Care
    • Aged Care
    • Hairdressing
    • Automotive
    • Business
    • Hospitality
    • And so much more!

    Click here to see the full range of qualifications available under the Smart and Skilled training fee-free training initiative.

Want to take advantage of fee-free training initiative?

With the NSW Government paying the student fee for 70,000 new traineeships, there has never been a better time for jobseekers to start a traineeship, or for employers to take on a trainee.

Trainees must be signed into a Commonwealth Government Training Contract to take advantage of the Smart and Skilled initiative. Sound complicated?  Don’t worry – that’s where Apprenticeship Network Providers like MEGT come in. As Australia’s largest and only national Apprenticeship Network Provider with over 35 years of experience and expertise, we’re your local apprenticeship experts.

We’re here to help you decide whether an apprenticeship or traineeship is right for your staff, sign them up and register their Training Contract, and help you claim funding and other Government financial incentives that may be available.

We can help you sign up your apprentices or trainees. Contact us to find your local MEGT expert today.