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Smart and Skilled Courses

If you know the course you want, and have your Unique Student Identifier (USI), you are ready to complete the online application form .

If you'd prefer to discuss your course options with one of our friendly staff, or simply register your interest in a fee-free* course, simply complete the
Contact Us Form or ring us on
02 9791 6555.


Fee-free* courses available to eligible students - don't miss a chance to upgrade your skills or get new skills!

*Conditions apply

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What is Smart and Skilled?

Smart and Skilled – A NSW Government initiative 


Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW vocational education and training system. Under the Smart and Skilled Program, the NSW Government contributes to the cost of each course with the student paying the balance. If you are eligible, you may even qualify for a 100% fee concession or only have to pay a minimum amount towards the course of your choice.  

Are you eligible? 

If you are aged 15 and over (depending on the course) or looking for work, you may be able to study a fee-free or low-fee course (subsidised by the Government if you meet certain eligibility criteria). Our courses will help you develop the skills you need to get a job!


You may be eligible for Smart and Skilled Funding if you:

  • live or work in New South Wales (or a defined NSW border), or

  • are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander who lives in specific defined interstate NSW border areas;

and are

  • an Australian citizen, permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder (refugee or asylum seeker), or

  • a New Zealand citizen

and are

  • aged 15 years or older, and

  • have left school, excluding registered home schooling students.


Do you want to study in a field that is sought after by industry? Are you interested in Aged Care, Disability, Business or Leadership and Management?  Our courses give you the skills to kick start your career.




1.  Review our Course Information and Pre Enrolment Information on our website.  

2.  Download, complete the application form and email it with the supporting documentation to

3.  Our student enrolment officer will contact you to discuss your course and confirm your eligibility for the course.  

4.  Once your enrolment is processed, we will contact you with login details to our student learning system.

5.  If you are applying for course credit, now is the time to gather your evidence and submit to your trainer.

6.  Remember, your trainer is available to help and support you.  You can mail or make an appointment for a telephone consultation.  

7.  Your course progress will be reviewed regularly and you will be given updates.

So, how much will it cost?

Check your eligibility and get an estimate of your fee using the Eligibility Checker on the NSW Government's Smart and Skilled site.  

Important Links

More information can be found at:

Please note: All Smart and Skilled Program Training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

Click on the links below to the NSW Government's key Smart and Skilled consumer protection and fee administration policies:

Further information about School-Based Apprentices and Trainees, please refer to:

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