Students and job-searching recent school-leavers who have been affected by bushfires around the region have been advised to make contact with their tertiary institutions or training centres to make alternative arrangements.
It is understood schools and preschools in Batlow may have been damaged in the fires over the weekend.
The NSW government has also confirmed the closure of Tumut TAFE until at least January 10 due to bushfire activity in the area.
Further assessments of damage to schools and TAFEs around the region is still ongoing. An update on the situation will be provided by the NSW Department of Education before term one begins at the end of this month.
"The NSW Department of Education is currently involved in a state-wide process to assess if there has been any further damage to NSW schools or Early Learning Centres," a spokesperson for the department told The Daily Advertiser on Monday.
"Once assessments have been made, we will work with communities to ensure they are informed and that appropriate strategies are in place to resume educational services for the students of NSW."
Regionally-based Charles Sturt University has announced it will offer dedicated bushfire scholarships to its current and prospective students impacted by the crisis.
"The University is currently in summer session, which is a smaller student cohort than session one that commences in February," a spokesperson for the university told The Daily Advertiser.
"If students are unable to attend work placements, we are providing support and alternate options for these students into the future.
"If students require more time to complete study as a result of the fires, they have been reminded about how to apply for extra time to complete assessments, access financial support or options to talk to a counsellor."
President of the Wagga Careers Advisors Association, Richard O'Connell told The Daily Advertiser the concern is not only for displaced prospective school and tertiary students, but for those entering the workforce this year.
"There's going to be a strain on industries particularly located in the mountains," Mr O'Connell said.
"It's going to take a long time to recover, and it's tough for some of these school leavers who may have even gained employment in one of these industries that are now lost."
Mr O'Connell recommends anyone in that position contact an employment agency in a larger centre - such as Wagga - to determine which options remain available.
He also acknowledged the strain on those who may be seeking employment and hoping to attend work interviews while they find themselves in the uncertainty of having been evacuated.
"Have a conversation with that employer, most are pretty understanding of something like this," he said.
"If anyone is really concerned, they can contact their [school careers] adviser, or even me if they want."