From January 2020, Childcare traineeships will be fee-free, after the NSW government has launched an initiative to make vocational government subsidised traineeships fee-free.
The NSW Government would be picking up the tab for the fees on all new traineeships, including school-based traineeships.
Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Geoff Lee and Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning Sarah Mitchell are calling on employers to take on more traineeships.
Ms Mitchell said a skilled workforce is one of the most important factors in delivering high-quality early childhood education.
"It’s encouraging that the most popular traineeships are in early childhood education with over 10,000 students since 2015 taking up a traineeship” Ms Mitchell said.
Vocational Traineeships To Be Fee-free From January 2020, NSW Department Of Education, 31 October 2019