If you're eligible for subsidised training under Smart and Skilled, you pay only a portion of the training cost. The rest is subsidised by the NSW Government and they pay an average 55-90 per cent of the cost of each course.
Smart and Skilled introduces a simpler, fairer system for calculating fees and subsidies. You only pay one fee for the whole qualification, rather than year-by-year. This means you'll know, upfront, the total cost of your training. (Check the arrangements for paying this fee with your preferred training provider. For example, you may be able to pay by instalments.) View how are fees are determined.
If you're an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person, a student with a disability or an Australian Government welfare recipient, you and your dependants may be eligible for fee exemptions or concessions when enrolling in a Smart and Skilled course. View fee exemptions and concessions for Smart and Skilled training.
If you enrol in a Diploma or an Advanced Diploma, you may be eligible for VET Student Loans for higher-level courses.
Other financial support may be available for apprentices and trainees who do Smart and Skilled training.
Page last updated: 26 July 2017