NSW Fee Free

NSW Fee Free Training

NSW Fee Free has been EXTENDED!

The NSW Government have extended Fee Free training for all Smart & Skilled eligible people for priority qualifications in 2024. RuralBiz Training can offer fee-free training for these courses for eligible students:

Applications for commencement from 1 July 2024 are now open. Funding and places are limited and subject to availability. We recommend enroling early to avoid disappointment. We will confirm availability of NSW Fee Free funding at enrolment. NSW Fee Free is available until 31 December unless all available places are fulfulled prior.

To avoid disappointment, we recommend enrolling early.


Training under NSW Fee Free is fee-free and fully funded by the NSW and Commonwealth governments.

Check your eligibility below or contact us via phone 02 6884 8812 or  email admin@ruralbiztraining.com.au for more information.

Would you like to chat about your course options and if we are the right training provider for you? Schedule a time here


  • Eligibility Requirements

    Fees & Subsidies are subject to change and our office  will confirm course fees and eligible subsidies with you as part of the  enrolment process.

    To be eligible for NSW Fee Free courses you must meet the NSW Smart & Skilled standard eligibility, meaning you:

    • are aged 15 years or older
    • have left school 
    • live or work in New South Wales 
    • are an Australian citizen, permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen

    All Smart and Skilled eligible students enrolling in one of the priority courses before the end dates will not pay a fee

    Course entry requirements are available on the course page

    Remember farm access is a must! Your chosen farm will become a case study for your assignments – the tasks will vary for each unit but include things like testing and interpreting your soils, developing and reviewing your farm business plan and analysing your production systems.

  • Fee-Free Courses

    The following of our courses are on the skills priority list. Subsidised places are limited and subject to availability.

    AHC40116 Certificate IV in Agriculture

    AHC41019 Certificate IV in Agribusiness

    AHC50116 Diploma of Agriculture

    AHC51422 Diploma of Agribusiness Management

  • What to expect when you study with RuralBiz

    Our courses are self-paced and online, so you have a lot of control over when you complete your study and how quickly you move through your units. The standard unit duration is 8 weeks, but you can request extensions of up to another 8 weeks per unit to help manage your course load with peak production cycles on your farm and your busy life.

    You will have a Guardian Angel check in with you throughout your study to make sure you are on track and to help resolve any issues that may arise. We also have a Literacy support team if you need extra help with spelling, grammar or numeracy.

  • More Information

    Find out more about our courses by clicking on the links above.

    Find our more about NSW Smart and Skilled on the NSW Smart and Skilled Page