For providers of adult and community education

Are you a NSW adult and community education (ACE) provider? Find out about grants, programs, terms and conditions, services and support. 

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Get support from Training Services NSW 

Training Services NSW is a division of Department of Education. We work with adult and community education (ACE) providers to:  

  • promote community education  
  • provide information and advice on community education  
  • assist with grants to ACE providers 
  • support funded ACE organisations.  

At any time, providers can contact us at  

To contact ACE providers see Find a community college in NSW or download ACE provider contact list (PDF (PDF, 71.83 KB))

How the ACE program works 

Training Services NSW manages the ACE Program.  

We provide grants and support to deliver training including: 

  • Support for disadvantaged students. The ACE Program targets disadvantaged students in metro, regional and remote areas of NSW. ACE funding supports students that can’t access Smart and Skilled Entitlement programs. It helps them get further training, a job or advance their careers. The ACE Program funds training up to (and including) the Certificate III level. 
  • Support for small business. The ACE Program also supports small business owners and their employees. It does this by providing free training. The training focuses on information technology, business services or foundation skills. The training program is Targeted Skills for Small Business (TSB)

Also see ACE Program for business and communities   

Operating Guidelines and Policies  

There are operating guidelines and policies approved ACE providers must follow in NSW: 

Get NetFirst for more info and support 

Are you an approved ACE provider? Access NetFirst, a login area with information and documents. It allows providers to easily communicate with Training Services NSW.  

Request access by emailing

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