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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 2022

Smart and Skilled Update 167 - 169 - June 2022 

- NSW Skills List update
- Extension of Fee-Free Apprenticeship initiative
- Financial cap allocations for 2022-23.

Smart and Skilled Update 164 - 166 - May 2022

- S&S provider performance-based contracting and funding arrangements for 2022-2023
- NSW Skills List version 12.4
- Training Services NSW and Smart and Skilled websites decommissioned with redirects in place.

Smart and Skilled Update 155 – 158 - January 2022

- changes to funding arrangements for Skilling for Recovery
- financial cap review
- changes to the Skilling For Recovery Priority Part Qualifications List
- NSW Skills List update

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