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Media Release - Free training available now at TAFE New England

New England and North West residents can access free training at TAFE New England campuses until the end of Semester 4 this year.

The Smart and Skilled Targeted Priorities Prevocational and Part Qualifications program is a NSW government initiative which focuses on training to help people develop the skills they need to get a job, undertake entry level qualifications or transition to a new job.

TAFE New England Institute Director, Peter Heilbuth, said “This is a wonderful initiative and TAFE New England is excited to be able to offer part-qualifications to students, for free.”

“In most cases, the part-qualifications can also count towards a full qualification that is listed on the NSW Skills List,” Mr Heilbuth said.

The NSW Skills List defines the qualification eligible for government funding under the Smart and Skilled initiative and was developed through targeted consultations with peak provider and industry bodies, state government agencies and community representatives.

Priority groups for the program include long term unemployed, students living in rural or remote areas, school leavers and retrenched works or workers at risk of retrenchment.

Members of the public who would like to access this training should attend their local campus, visit or call 1800 448 176 to find out more information.