Education Program

The NSW Office for Veterans Affairs (OVA) has partnered with TAFE NSW to support veterans who have transitioned out of the ADF in the past 5 years and require further education and training to pursue a civilian career.  

TAFE offers the Ranks to Recognition program, which gives veterans access to free career counselling and recognition of prior learning. They  also offer 1,400 Smart and Skilled courses ranging from a Cert I through to an Advanced Diploma. OVA's Veterans Education Program covers course fees for eligible veterans.  




How to apply

  1. Register for TAFE's Ranks to Recognition Program (R2R).  When you finish the R2R you will receive an endorsement letter. This letter needs to be included in your online grant application. 
  2. Read the application guidelines to ensure you are eligible for fee help. You can also download a copy of the guidelines.
  3. Apply online


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If you have any questions call 1300 838 233 or email

Applications Close Friday 20 March 2020 at 1700.