Programs and services Vocational education and training

Are you an employer or training provider in NSW? Discover programs and services to help you recruit, deliver training and upskill our workforce.

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NSW Government vocational education programs and initiatives

The 1000 NSW Public Sector Apprentices and Trainees Program

A NSW Government commitment to employ an additional 1000 apprentices and trainees across NSW Government agencies and State-Owned Corporations over three years, until 30 June 2026.

Training Services NSW programs and services

Aboriginal initiatives

Learn about Aboriginal initiatives and programs focusing on improving access to employment and creating business opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


Workforce training for the grains, cotton, production horticulture, viticulture and rice growing sectors. Find out how to get involved.

Continuing Apprentices Placement Service (CAPS)

Provides a free job matching service for employers and apprentices on the National Skills Needs List

Get Back in the Game

The Get Back in the Game program supports disengaged young people, aged 15 to 19 years not in training or in a job to find pathways into education, training and work.

Industry Training Advisory Bodies (ITABs)

NSW Industry Training Advisory Bodies (ITABs) give the government industry advice on vocational education and training matters in NSW. Here’s how they work and how to contact them.

Infrastructure Skills Legacy Program (ISLP)

The Infrastructure Skills Legacy Program helps address skills shortages in the construction sector. It's given thousands of apprentices and trainees work on government infrastructure projects.

Refugees and asylum seekers

Initiatives to support refugees and asylum seekers are available to help them achieve long-term skilled employment in NSW.

Regional Industry Education Partnerships (RIEP)

Program connecting local industry and secondary schools in regional communities. It helps employers engage with schools. It gives students knowledge and experience, and helps them plan their future career pathways.

Retrenched workers assistance

Training Services NSW can help retrenched workers and those affected by company downsizing.

Skills development for the building and construction industry

Are you an employer in the construction industry? If so, Smart and Skilled funding may be available for eligible students, workers and jobseekers in NSW.

Smart and Skilled

Find out about government-subsidised training under Smart and Skilled. Information for students, workers, employers and training providers.

Sticking Together Social Impact Investment

The Sticking Together Social Impact Investment supports approximately 870 young people aged 18-24 years, develop work readiness skills and capabilities.

Trade pathways for women

Get involved in transformative change for women working in trades. Initiatives include: Built for women, Connecting Women to Trades grant program, and Group Training Organisation Recruitment Program.

Trade Pathways Innovation Fund

Training Services NSW is working to build innovative pathways to trades which will lead to an increase in qualified workers across trade occupations.

Workforce Development

Workforce training solutions for large employers and investors in NSW. 

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