Fee-free Smart and Skilled training for disadvantaged students

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, students with disabilities and their dependants may qualify for fee exemptions when they enrol in Smart and Skilled training.

Students receiving a Commonwealth Government benefit and the dependants of Commonwealth Government benefit recipients may be eligible for concession fees when they enrol in Smart and Skilled training.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

If you are an eligible Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student, you do not pay fees for your training under Smart and Skilled.


Students with disabilities

If you meet the disability eligibility criteria, you and your dependants do not pay fees for your training under Smart and Skilled.


Commonwealth Government Benefit recipients

If you are an eligible student who receives a Commonwealth Government benefit, you can qualify for a concession fee when you enrol in a Smart and Skilled course. View Smart and Skilled training for benefit recipients.

Please note: Eligible students who are the dependants of benefit 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 are an asylum seeker or refugee and undertaking a Smart and Skilled course (Cert I to Cert IV), you may be eligible for fee-free training under Smart and Skilled.


Fee-Free Scholarships

Smart and Skilled Fee-Free Scholarships are available for Smart and Skilled eligible people undertaking Smart and Skilled courses up to and including Certificate IV AQF level. Eligible people include:

  • young people who are eligible for a concession fee,
  • young people who are or have been in out-of-home care,
  • people who are experiencing or have experienced domestic and family violence and their dependants.

Please refer to the Fee-Free Scholarship eligibility criteria.


People who want extra learning support

Fee-free foundation skills courses are also available for people who want help with lreading, wrtiing or numeracy skills to help them get a job or do a vocational course.

If you want this extra support view Smart and Skilled training for people who want extra learning support.

Back to Top

Page last updated: 25 March 2021