Get skills and training for your first job
Learn about the opportunities available to jobseekers.
The market for jobs can be competitive, depending on the role you're aiming for and the industry you want to work in.
Learning new skills or building upon existing ones can help increase your confidence and chances of getting a job.
Several providers that offer training in this area include:
- Transition to Work focuses on building a young person’s skills, confidence and readiness to enter employment
- NSW JobTrainer provides free or low cost courses for school leavers and young people to gain skills in Australia's growing industries
- Skills for Education and Employment offers language, literacy and numeracy training to eligible job seekers
- Employability Skills Training (EST) providers run courses to meet basic work skills as well as industry specific training for young people aged 15 to 24
- Skills Hub offers free telephone support to help if you're wanting to do further study, training or looking for work
- Smart and Skilled offers subsidised training courses for the skills required in many industries, including Certificate III, IV and diploma qualifications. There is also fee-free training for eligible Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students
- Barranggirra offers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people end to end support through culturally appropriate mentoring.
Learn more about low cost and free training opportunities at Skills NSW.
Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP)
The AMEP provides free English lessons and settlement skills to eligible migrants and refugees.
In time, this can help with getting a job and participating in Australian society.
While the program is managed by the Department of Home Affairs, TAFE NSW is one provider of AMEP services offering study:
- in day, evening or weekend classes
- by distance learning
- with a volunteer tutor.
Find out more about AMEP at the Department of Home Affairs.