Smart and Skilled 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 Australian Government welfare recipients may qualify for concession fees when they enrol in Smart and Skilled training.
Lower-cost foundation skills courses are also available for people who want help with language, literacy or numeracy skills to help them get a job or do a vocational course.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
If you're an eligible Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) student, you do not pay fees for your training under Smart and Skilled. Read more
Students with disabilities
You are exempt from fees for any Smart and Skilled training undertaken if you meet the disability eligibility criteria. Read more
Australian Government Welfare recipients
If you're an eligible student who receives and Australian Government welfare benfit, you can qualify for a concession fee when you enrol in a Smart and Skilled course. Read more
Please note: Eligible students who are the dependants of welfare recipients may be exempt from paying a fee or may qualify for a concession fee. For more information, see the Smart and Skilled Fee Administration Policy.
Asylum seekers and refugees
If you're an asylum seeker or refugee, you may be eligible for fee-free training under Smart and Skilled. Read more
People who want extra learning support
If you want extra support with your reading, writing or numeracy, you can enrol in a low-fee Smart and Skilled foundation skills course. Read more