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 Smart and Skilled, 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 15-24 (depending on the course) or looking for work, you may be able to study a fee-free or low-fee course. 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;
an Australian citizen, permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder (refugee or asylum seeker), or
a New Zealand citizen
aged 15 years or older, and
have left school, excluding registered home schooling students.
FIND YOUR IDEAL COURSE
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.
More information can be found at:
Smart and Skilled website - https://www.nsw.gov.au/education-and-training/vocational/funding
or call the Department's Smart and Skilled Phone Number: 1300 772 104
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:
- School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships Program Fee Administration Policy.
- SBAT Courses General Information
Smart and Skilled Courses
Fee-free* courses available to eligible students - don't miss a chance to upgrade your skills or get new skills!