ACE program for business and communities

Adult and community education has targeted courses for small business and local communities. Find out what’s on offer in NSW. 

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Courses for communities

There are a range of adult and community education (ACE) courses in NSW.  These include both general interest and accredited courses that are nationally recognised. 

ACE courses are useful if you run a small business and want to improve your staff’s skills, or if you’re a community member and want new skills for life or work. 

See About adult and community education for an introduction to how the sector can assist you, and how to enrol in local courses. 

Contact your local community college to find out about courses offered in your local area. 

For information on the popular Tech Savvy Seniors course, on at local libraries and community colleges, see Tech Savvy Seniors - Seniors Card (  This includes courses in community languages such as Arabic, Mandarin and Hindi. 

If you’re involved in small business, consider the Targeted Skills for Small Business course supported by Training Services NSW

Targeted Skills for Small Business 

Do you want to improve your or your employees' skills? Do you work in or own a small business of less than 20 employees or have an annual turnover of less than $2 million?

If so, you may be eligible for fully subsidised training for yourself or your employees. 

The Targeted Skills for Small Business program helps small business owners through free training in targeted courses. 

Courses include: 

  • Food handling and safety 
  • White card (general induction training) 
  • Grant writing  
  • Present well in online meetings 
  • Resilience and well being online 

These programs are supported by  Training Services NSW and run by local providers.

Providers contact for general information on this program. 

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