Fast-track into a career or further study with free skills training this summer. Explore your interests, gain new skills for in-demand jobs and industries and take control of your future, today.

 
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Who can apply?

All NSW 2020 Year 12 school leavers can enrol in Summer Skills training courses over the summer period. Places are limited so call us on 13 28 11 to find out where training is taking place near you or read more about the Summer Skills program.

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Why should I enrol?

Whether you're taking a gap year, going on to uni or college, our courses will give you the chance to learn new skills that could lead to a part-time job, rewarding career or full qualification. Meet like-minded school leavers across the state while boosting your resume and exploring your interests.

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Here to help

Not sure where to start? Our Summer Skills support team is here to help you find a local training provider and enrol in the training course that's right for you. 

Speak to them today, call 13 28 11.


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Courses by region

Looking for a Summer Skills qualification near you? Explore our regional courses for more training options.


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Agribusiness

Learn to make a living on the land with skills in farming, conservation, landscaping and horticulture.


Construction

Get worksite ready with skills in construction, electrical, plumbing and more.


Health

Join an essential industry and advance into a rewarding career in the health sector with skills training in child care and mental health support.


Creative experiences

Bring your creative ideas to life and share them with the world. Enrol in training courses for digital imaging and social media engagement.


Business

Take care of business with training courses in administration, presentation and business basics. You'll be ready to lead, manage and organise any workplace.


Industry 4.0

Interested in cyber security, coding or simply expanding your digital skills? Future-proof your knowledge with these training courses.


Looking for other free or low-fee study options?

JobTrainer

NSW JobTrainer provides free or low-fee training courses for job seekers and young people aged 17-24 to gain skills for jobs in demand. Explore hundreds of courses and register your interest.


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Financial support for school leavers

There are a range of student payments available for school leavers going on to further study, including ABSTUDY and Youth Allowance for Students and Apprentices. Find out which financial support packages you may be eligible for using the Payment and Service Finder.