NSW Fee Free Training

Skills NSW provides fully subsidised training to gain skills in Australia’s growing industries, which includes the profession of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Applicable Courses


CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care


This training is fee free and fully funded by the NSW Government. 


Access to NSW Fee Free places is limited and is subject to:

  • availability of a NSW Fee Free place
  • commencing training in a NSW Fee Free priority course between 1 July 2024 to 31 December 2024
  • meeting the student eligibility requirements below.


Who is eligible?

Under Skills NSW, you may be able to study a fee-free course if you are:

  • 15 years old or over
  • no longer at school
  • living or working in NSW
  • an Australian citizen, permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen.


Please note that NSW Fee Free places are limited and a fee free place is not guaranteed. When enquiring with a training provider please ensure you have all the information needed to help you make a decision, including asking about the timeframe for confirming whether a Fee Free place is available to you and what the qualification fee is if a Fee Free place is not available.


Contact [email protected] or call 1300 660 063 for more information about your course and enrolment options.



Find out more on the NSW Fee Free Website