What is Smart & Skilled?
Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. It's helping people in NSW get the skills they need to find a job and advance their careers.
From 1 January 2015, Smart and Skilled provides eligible learners with:
From 2015, Smart and Skilled introduces new prices and fee arrangements for government-subsidised courses. The NSW Government contributes to the cost of each course and the learner pays the balance. Fees are for the whole course, rather than year-by-year. Fee exemptions and concessions are also available for disadvantaged learners.
Am I eligible for Smart & Skilled training?
15 years old or over?
no longer at school?
living or working in NSW?
an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen?
If you answered ‘Yes' to all four questions, then you're eligible to enrol in a government-subsidised course with an approved Smart and Skilled training provider.
For more information on eligibility click here.
Other training options
If you're not eligible for Smart and Skilled training, we offer other training options, including fee-for-service traineeships and self-funded study.
More Smart & Skilled information
If you would like to find out more about Smart & Skilled, you can: