Smart and Skilled (NSW)
Smart and Skilled (NSW) Government Funding
What is Smart and Skilled NSW Government Funding?
The Smart and Skilled program in NSW is training that is subsidised by the NSW Government. The program provides eligible students with the chance to gain the fundamental skill set that is needed to pursue a future-proof career through an education that is subsidised by the Government.
What does the Smart and Skilled Program offer participants?
Smart and Skilled offers eligible participants:
How much money do I contribute towards a Smart and Skilled Course?
Smart and Skilled students typically provide between 10% and 45% of the course cost. The NSW Government then subsidises the remaining cost of the course.
Each government-subsidised qualification has a set price (no matter the training provider), which is chosen by the NSW Government.
Am eligible to participate in Smart and Skilled (NSW) funding training?
You may qualify for Smart and Skilled funding in NSW if you:
If you meet the requirements of everything above, then you may be eligible to enrol in a government-subsidised course.
What kinds of courses am I eligible for?
To participate in the Smart and Skilled NSW Government initiative, your eligibility is dependent on your previous qualifications.
If eligible you can take on subsidised training up to the Certificate III level, regardless of any previous qualifications you may hold.
If you want to take on a higher level of qualification, like a Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma level, subsidised training is available, but depends on the availability of funding. Your previous qualifications will not impact your eligibility but they can affect how much you pay toward the course.
How do I apply for Smart and Skilled (NSW) funding?
The first step in applying for the Smart and Skilled funding is to check your eligibility.