New South Wales Government Subsidised Training.

City East Community College (RTO 90269) has funds available for subsidised training (conditions apply) under a contract with the government. This training is subsidised by the NSW government. It is for people who have recognised ‘barriers to learning’ who would therefore have difficulty successfully completing a full qualification at say, TAFE or another private provider.

Training covered: The subsidy is available specifically for Nationally recognised training in part qualifications (maximum 50% of the qualification).

To be eligible you must be:

An Australian citizen, permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder, or New Zealand citizen, and
Aged 15 years or older
Not at school (except young people at school at risk of not making a successful transition to further training or work)
Living or working in NSW
If you meet the above criteria, then training subsidised by the NSW Government may be available in some specific courses if you fall into any of the categories listed below:

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders
People with a disability
Long term unemployed
Low income students receiving commonwealth welfare and their dependants
Young people (15 – 17 years of age) who are at risk of not making a successful transition from school to further training or work
Migrants/refugees who are unemployed or underemployed
People with other barriers to Smart and Skilled entitlement

You will be required to complete an initial assessment form to see if you qualify.

Documentary evidence will be required to prove your eligibility as CECC is required to check eligibility, obtain evidence and retain it as proof that you are entitled to have your training subsidised by the NSW government.

Please note: Students who already have a Certificate IV or higher qualification are not eligible for subsidised training, except for apprenticeship and traineeship qualifications or if they have an acquired disability.

A Guide to Fee Estimates

This is a guide only. You would need to call us for more specific information about fees

On a Disability Support Pension - $0 for the first course, then $80 or less for any future courses.
Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander - $0 for any course.
On any of the Centrelink benefits mentioned below - $80 or less.
Other Barriers or Migrants who are unemployed or underemployed – call us for the subsidised fee.
Centrelink benefits: Age Pension, Austudy (including Veterans' Children Education Scheme), Carer Payment, Disability Support Pension (second or subsequent course enrolment per year, first enrolment is exempt), Exceptional Circumstances Relief Payment, Family Tax Benefit Part A (maximum rate), Farm Help Income Support, Mature Age Allowance, Newstart Allowance, Parenting Payment (Single), Sickness Allowance, Special Benefit, Veterans' Affairs Payments, Widow Allowance, Widow Pension (including Widow ‘B’ Pension), Wife Pension, Youth Allowance.

Unique Student Identifier: You will need to obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI) number. Visit for more information, or you can ask us to help you do it or even do it for you. Please just ask.