TAFE NSW early school leavers

Targeted support to help early school leavers under the age of 17 transition from school to study at TAFE NSW.

The TAFE NSW early school leavers initiative is designed to support students who move from school to learning at TAFE NSW before turning 17.

Initiative activities include:

  • Regular check-ins with a dedicated Student Support Officer
  • Student scholarships to assist with day-to-day study needs including the purchase of necessary equipment (eg. laptops, PPE, tools)
  • Tutorial courses to support literacy and numeracy development (optional)
  • Support services such as career counselling, Aboriginal or disability student support (as needed)


  • Career pathways
  • Teaching and learning

Business Unit:

  • Skills and Pathways
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