Smart & Skilled


Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET) system, launched in 2015 to assist people in NSW gain the skills they need to find a job and advance their careers.

Smart and Skilled qualifications are subsidised by the NSW Government. Eligible students can choose from various qualifications, from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma.

Smart and Skilled provides eligible students with:

  • an entitlement to government-subsidised training up to and including Certificate III
  • government funding for higher-level courses (Certificate IV and above) in targeted priority areas.

To be eligible for a Smart and Skilled place you must meet the following criteria

  • Australian citizen, permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder, or New Zealand citizen, and
  • aged 15 years or older, and
  • left school, and
  • live or work in New South Wales (or a defined NSW border), or
  • Registered as a NSW Apprentice or New Entrant Trainee

 

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