Smart and Skilled Funding for Students:
What is Smart and Skilled?
The government introduced Smart and Skilled as a reform of the NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. Its goal is to help people in NSW acquire the skills they need to find a job and advance their careers.
Smart and Skilled provides students who are eligible with:
Smart and Skilled also provides greater consumer protection and confidence. The consumer protection policy under this reform better supports students’ rights, assists in complaint resolution and provides other information of what you can and should expect from Smart and Skilled.
Am I eligible for a Smart and Skilled government subsidy?
If you are enrolling into a course listed in the latest NSW Skills List, you may be eligible for Smart and Skilled funding if you:
Your eligibility will be determined by any previous qualifications you may hold.
If you do not hold any post-school qualifications above a Certificate III level, you are eligible for subsidised training for all courses on the NSW Skills List.
For more details, please visit the Smart and Skilled website below.
How much will I pay?
Since 2015, fees are now given for the entire qualification rather than per semester and is payable in instalments.
All providers of Smart and Skilled charge the exact same course fees set by the NSW Government. These fees will differ depending on the course you have selected, the price set by the Government for that course and in accordance to each individual’s personal circumstances.
For more information on the subsidised courses we offer, please follow the links below to their respective course pages: Note to OMG, is it possible to change the below qualifications to hyperlinks?
Remember, Smart and Skilled qualifications are not the only qualifications recognised by employers. Come and see our staff or talk to us for more information on what options are available for you.