Get the skills you need with Smart and Skilled


For StudentsSmart and Skilled qualifications are subsidised by the NSW Government. Eligible students can choose from hundreds of qualifications, from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma.

Smart and Skilled training covers apprenticeships and most new-entrant traineeships, although it excludes VET courses in schools.

To find out if you're eligible for Smart and Skilled training, go to the Eligibility Checker.

More information about Smart and Skilled Fee-Free Scholarships.


Find a Smart and Skilled course and training provider

You can find the right Smart and Skilled course and approved training provider for you using the Course Finder. This gives you important information about your chosen course to help you enrol. Read more


How much will your Smart and Skilled training cost you?

If you're eligible for government-subsidised training under Smart and Skilled, you pay only a portion of the training cost. Use the Course Finder to estimate your fee. Please also note that Smart and Skilled fees are set for the whole qualification. They are not annual fees. Read more


How to enrol in a Smart and Skilled course

To enrol in a Smart and Skilled course, you'll need to check your eligibility, find the right course and approved Smart and Skilled training provider, get an estimate of your fee and obtain a unique student identifier (USI). Read more


Training for disadvantaged students

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) students, students with disabilities and their dependants may qualify for fee exemptions when they enrol in Smart and Skilled training. Students receiving Australian Government welfare benefits and the dependants of welfare recipients may qualify for concession fees when they enrol in Smart and Skilled training. Read more


Apprenticeships and traineeships

All NSW apprentices and most new-entrant trainees are eligible for a government subsidy under Smart and Skilled for the qualification that supports their apprenticeship or traineeship. Read more


Consumer protection for students

As a student, you're protected by the complaints-handling procedures that all approved Smart and Skilled training providers must have in place. Training Services NSW is also a central point for students to seek assistance or make a complaint. Read more


Are your existing skills recognised under Smart and Skilled?

If you have recognised skills and knowledge, or have completed units of competency that can be credited to your Smart and Skilled course, your student fee is reduced. Read more


Questions about Smart and Skilled training?

To find out more about Smart and Skilled training, check out the answers to questions that people often ask. Read more