How to enrol in a Smart and Skilled course


To enrol in a government-subsidised Smart and Skilled course, just follow these steps:

  1. Check whether you may be eligible for government-subsidised training in the Eligibility Checker or Course Finder.
  2. Use the Course Finder to find a suitable course and the training providers offering the course, and to get an estimate of the course fee.
  3. Contact the training providers that offer the course to ask initial questions – this helps you determine which training provider is best for you.
  4. Choose your preferred training provider.
  5. Contact them to enrol.

What to ask when you enquire

When you first contact a training provider to enquire about a Smart and Skilled course, you should ask about the course details (e.g. where and how is it delivered), the enrolment process, your eligibility, your fees (including any concessions or exemptions), and any additional support the training provider offers.

Unique student identifier (USI)

From 1 January 2015, everyone undertaking nationally-recognised vocational training in Australia needs a unique student identifier (USI). It enables you to access your training records and results.