Information about working in or operating early childhood education services including outside school hours care. Plus, information for parents including how to choose a service and supporting your child for their transition to school.
Information about NSW public education, including the school finder, high school enrolment, school safety, selective schools and opportunity classes.
NSW Department of Education's information on curriculum taught in NSW schools, Aboriginal education and communities & personalised support.
The Wellbeing Framework supports schools to create learning environments that enable students to be healthy, happy, engaged and successful.
Discover our resources for parents and carers: wellbeing advice, study support, school life insights, post-school pathways, inclusive learning help, and key initiatives. All in one place.
The NSW Department of Education is committed to employing the best and brightest teachers who can teach and make a difference in NSW public schools.
Explore your options for low cost and fee free training
Use the Skills Compare search to find low cost or fee free training options.
Smart and Skilled provides government-subsidised training in quality courses to help you get skills to find a job and advance your career.
Apprenticeships are a proven pathway to well-paid jobs in a diverse range of careers. In NSW, they're fee free – meaning no upfront training costs.
Traineeships are a proven pathway to well-paid jobs in a diverse range of careers. In NSW, traineeships are also fee free.
Access fee-free introductory units that'll give you a taste of a full apprenticeship or traineeship.
Find out if you are eligible for fee exemptions when you enrol in Smart and Skilled training.
The NSW Government's Smart and Skilled Fee-Free Scholarships mean that students can get training to get the skills they need to get the job they want and their course fees will be…
The Get Back in the Game program supports disengaged young people, aged 15 to 19 years not in training or in a job to find pathways into education, training and work.
VET Student Loans help eligible vocational education and training (VET) students cover the cost of their fees for selected approved courses with an approved training provider.
Skills NSW provides fully subsidised training to gain skills in Australia’s growing industries. Explore hundreds of qualifications.
Initiatives designed to support refugees to gain skilled employment through fee-free training.
Eligible Aboriginal students are entitled to fee-free government subsidised training via Smart and Skilled NSW.
Vocational Education and Training (VET) offers workplace skills, technical knowledge and qualifications for rewarding careers.
What you need to know to get started and steps to enrol in a course
Before you enrol in a course, there are some basic things you should know.
You'll need a USI to do a nationally-recognised vocational education and training (VET) course in Australia.
There are a variety of tools you can use to find the right course to suit you.
If you already know some of the content in a course, you may not have to do those subjects again.
Through the Smart and Skilled program, the NSW Government will subsidise some of the cost of your training.
The benefits of finishing your training course greatly outweigh the difficulties you might face.
Sometimes studying can be hard, however, the benefits for finishing your course greatly outweigh any difficulties you might face.
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Juggling work, study and a social/family life is challenging. but with a little planning and self-discipline, you can do your best.
There are many things you can do to look after yourself.
Employers hold qualified workers in high regard. They know you have the right technical skills because you've completed a program designed by industry experts.
Write down your long-term goals. There's plenty you can do right now to make your CV even more attractive to future employers.
Want to talk to someone about your career?
Careers NSW offers free and personalised career guidance to NSW residents at any stage of their career.
Lets you find and compare higher education and university courses, with information on ATAR, prerequisites and enrolment information.
Here are some options when things aren't going well and you need to get back on track.
Information for jobseekers who may have lost their job during COVID and want to skill up or change careers.
Training Services NSW can help retrenched workers and those affected by company downsizing.
You may be eligible for a range of State and Commonwealth Government financial assistance to help you stay in your apprenticeship or traineeship.
Skills brokers are located across NSW to help upskill displaced workers or people at risk of unemployment into job creating industries.
Careers NSW is being established to provide career guidance to NSW residents at any stage of their career
High school students in Years 10, 11 and 12 can enrol in school-based apprenticeships and traineeships (SBATs) while at school.
Discover community education and training in NSW. Learn new skills at a community college. Find out how to access programs.
Search for careers and find out what skills are needed and the average pay for the job. Learn how to write your job application and resume and prepare for job interviews.
Choose a course that leads to a traineeship or apprenticeship.
Choose a course by industry.
Wondering what training you need to get the job you want? Explore Your Career occupation guides to find current labour market information.
The VET sector is fond of an acronym. To help you navigate your way, please reference our glossary of terms and acronyms when needed.