What is Smart and Skilled?

Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW vocational education and training system. It will give people the chance to gain the skills they need to get a job and advance their careers.
Smart and Skilled was implemented in 2014 with an entitlement to government subsidised training which commenced 1 January 2015.

Are you eligible for Smart and Skilled courses?

Go to the Smart and Skilled website at www.smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au for up to date student information. The website enables you to check your eligibility and to find a Smart and Skilled course and approved training provider that meets your needs, as well as estimate your fee.

Prices, fees and subsidies and the 2017 NSW Skills List have been released, which identifies courses that help people get the skills they need to find a job.

Want more information?

Click here to access NSW Smart and Skilled Pre-Enrolment Student Information.

The Smart and Skilled website also has information specifically for school leavers, apprentices, trainees, employers, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, and students with disabilities. Visit www.smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au for the most up to date information.

For further information regarding how Western College can assist you please call 02 6884 2899.

(This Training is subsidised by the NSW Government)

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