Finding training

Find out about training providers and services.

If the time is right to improve your skills, you don’t have to commit to full time study. There are part time and short courses available.

If you want to do full time study at a higher level, read more about higher education and what help you may get.

Find the course that’s right for you on the Course Seeker website.


If you’re aged 17 to 24 and looking for work, you may be able to study a free or low-fee course. Read about JobTrainer on the myskills website.

You can also learn skills for jobs that are in demand in fields like:

  • health
  • aged and disability care
  • information and technology
  • various trades.

Use the myskills website for information on upskilling and changing your career.

Vocational education and training

Vocational education and training (VET) courses provide nationally recognised training and qualifications.

VET courses are available through registered training organisations. These may also be known as training providers.

Visit the myskills website to find registered training organisations in your area.

Government courses

State and territory governments offer a range of VET courses. These links will take you away from our website.

State or territory Resources
ACT Skilled Capital Canberra helps you gain skills for a variety of careers.
NSW TAFE NSW has free or subsidised short courses to help you find a job.
NT The NT Government offers free courses to help you get a job.
Qld The Queensland Government higher level skills program aims to help you get a job.
SA Skilled careers helps you find apprenticeships and traineeships.
Tas Skills Tasmania offers government subsidised qualifications.
Vic Victorian TAFE and training courses are available for you to gain job ready skills.
WA Jobs and Skills WA offers over 180 free and subsidised courses to get you job ready.

Workforce Australia

Workforce Australia can connect you to activities, courses and training to help build your skills and knowledge. They have programs such as Career Transition Assistance and Transition to Work to help you become job ready.

Read more about education and training options on the Workforce Australia website.

Skills for Education and Employment

The Skills for Education and Employment program helps eligible job seekers learn the skills they need for the job they want. It focuses on improving language, reading, writing and maths. You can get up to 650 hours of training wherever you live in Australia.

Read about Skills for Education and Employment on the Workforce Australia website.

Page last updated: 1 January 2023.
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