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Smart and Skilled

Smart and Skilled - Connecting people to skills, jobs and careers.

Smart and Skilled is a NSW Government reform aimed at helping people in NSW get the skills they need to find a job and further their careers.

Smart and Skilled provides eligible students with:

  • an entitlement to government-subsidised training up to and including Certificate III
  • government funding for higher-level courses (Certificate IV and above) in targeted priority areas.

Under Smart and Skilled, people in NSW can choose from hundreds of government-subsidised qualifications from a range of training providers. To find out more about which courses are subsidised under Smart and Skilled, download the NSW Skills List

To look for a course that is funded under Smart and Skilled, click here.

For more information and the latest news on Smart and Skilled visit

Smart and Skilled Policy for Market Management – 2020-21 Activity Period.

Smart and Skilled Update No.114 - SIT30216 CIII in Travel now available as a School Based Traineeship.

Smart and Skilled Update No.113 – Consultations and feedback on how to improve post-training outcomes for students who experience disadvantage.

Attachment A - Discussion Paper on Improving post-training outcomes.

Smart and Skilled Update No.112 – Skilling for Recovery – training places available.

Smart and Skilled Update No.111 – Review of the NSW Quality Framework and changes to the Skills List – your feedback is needed.

Smart and Skilled Update No.110 – S&S Targeted Priorities Prevocational and Part Qualifications (TPPPQ) and Priority Skill Sets update.

Smart and Skilled Update No.109 - Financial cap review 1.

Smart and Skilled Update No.108 - Changes to TNI application requirements for Disaster Recovery Priority Skill Sets.

Smart and Skilled Update No.107 - C-19 Advice to providers on Victorian border restrictions.

Smart and Skilled Update No.106 - Commonwealth consultation on the Review of the Disability Standards for Education.

Smart and Skilled Update No.105 - Infection control EOIs and the Targeted Priority Part-Qual information.

Smart and Skilled Update No.104 - Update to the S&S Policy for Market Management – 2020-21 Activity.

Smart and Skilled Update No.103 - TNI Part Qualification Funding for Priority Skills Sets – Bushfire Recovery and COVID-19 Response. 

Smart and Skilled Update No.102 - VET Student Outcomes Snapshot – Updated version available for feedback.

Smart and Skilled Update No.101 - Training needs identification (TNI) part qualification funding for priority skill sets – including Hospitality.

Smart and Skilled Update No.100 - Using existing Financial Caps & Financial Cap variations for the remainder of the 2019-20 Activity Period.

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