What is Smart and Skilled?

Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW Vocational Education and Training System. The Training is subsidised by the NSW Government. The purpose of the reform is to provide eligible individuals with an opportunity to gain the skills they need to get a job and advance their careers.

Are you eligible for Smart and Skilled courses?

On the Smart and Skilled website at www.smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au there is current student information which enables you to check your eligibility. There is specific information for school leavers, apprentices, trainees, employers, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, and students with a disability. On the website, you can locate a Smart and Skilled course, an approved training provider that meets your needs, and an estimate of your course fee. You should refer to the Prices, Fees, Subsidies and the NSW Skills List in this search. In addition, you can click here to access NSW Smart and Skilled Pre-Enrolment Student Information which provides additional information.

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