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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 No.95 - Part Qual funding for priority skill sets for bushfire recovery and COV-19 response by sector and region.

Smart and Skilled Update No.94 - Federal Government support for business; TSNSW advice for RTOs.

Smart and Skilled Update No.93 - COVID-19 Update.

Smart and Skilled Update No.92 - AUSKEY decommissioned – new STS online login; changes to Jobseeker payment.

Smart and Skilled Update No.91 - COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Advice to Providers.

Smart and Skilled Update No.90 - Financial cap review to focus on natural disaster regions.

Smart and Skilled Update No.89 - Provides the updated NSW Skills List and Smart and Skilled Prices and Fee Schedule - Version 10.2.
Smart and Skilled Update No.88 - Assistance for S&S providers in drought or fire affected areas.

Smart and Skilled Update No.86 - Funding opportunities for fee-free traineeships.

Smart and Skilled Update No.85 - Smart and Skilled behavioural insights grants available.

Smart and Skilled Update No.84 - VET Student Outcomes Snapshot.

Smart and Skilled Update No.83 - Read about the newly announced Fee free traineeships.