Take advantage of FREE Summer Skills short courses in 2020-21. Learn skills for in-demand jobs, build your resume and join school leavers across the state planning for their future. Enrolments are now open.



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.


The benefits of skilling up

Whether you're taking a gap year or going on to uni or college, our training gives you the opportunity to learn new skills that could lead to a part-time job, rewarding career or full qualification. Explore your interests, meet like-minded school leavers, and get ahead in 2021.


Who can enrol?

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


Here to help

Not sure where to start? The Skills and Employment Hub is a free phone service to assist you in upgrading your skills and training in order to assist with finding employment.

Make an online appointment or call 13 77 88.

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Courses by location

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

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


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


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.


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?


NSW JobTrainer provides fee-free 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.


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.