How much will your Smart and Skilled training cost you?


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.

To find out if you're eligible, go to the Are you eligible? page. You can then get an estimate of the fee for your preferred course in the Course Finder.

How your fees are determined

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.

Exemptions and concessions

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.

Are student loans available 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.

What other financial support is available for Smart and Skilled training?

Other financial support may be available for apprentices and trainees who do Smart and Skilled training.

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Page last updated: 26 July 2017