Free TAFE courses for veterans

Published: 9 Nov 2018

Australian Defence Force veterans will have assistance in their transition to civilian life with free TAFE courses and a program to help them find work.

Veterans who have served up to eight years and have been discharged in the last five years will have access to 1400 TAFE NSW Smart and Skilled courses at no cost.

The Veterans Employment Program has also been extended for another four years. This program helps veterans find work within the public service and educates workplace managers on the skills veterans can offer.

Since launching, 824 veterans have found work in the public service – far exceeding the original target. A new target has been set to help an additional 1000 veterans find work by 2023.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said as the Centenary of Anzac draws to a close, it is fitting to leave a lasting legacy that empowers contemporary veterans as they move into civilian employment.

“These measures are also a fitting legacy following Sydney hosting the Invictus Games. We were very proud of all the veterans who competed in the Games and we want to continue to recognise and support all veterans in NSW,” Ms Berejiklian said.

Find out more about the Smart and Skilled program.

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