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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 Update - August - Update on the Summer Skills Program, Skill Up From Home training completion and feedback on the impact of C-19 on S&S providers.

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

Smart and Skilled Update No.143 – Skill Up from Home part qualifications.

Smart and Skilled Updates January to July 2021 - Amendments to the NSW Apprenticeship/traineeship proformas; new S&S performance-based contracting arrangements; inclusion of Veterans in Skilling for Recovery eligibility; ClubsNSW MOU with Training Services on job creation and skills delivery, and changes to Training Services NSW website.

Smart and Skilled NSW Skills List Updates January – July 2021

Smart and Skilled Update No.139 - Market Comparison Tool - goes live. 

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