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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.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.

Smart and Skilled Update No.99 - Contract review notices, financial cap allocations, changes to the Skills List and prices.

Smart and Skilled Update No.98 - Further additions to the funding of priority skill sets for Bushfire recovery and C-19 response.

Smart and Skilled Update No.97 - Urgent action required for S&S RTOs to receive advanced payments.

Smart and Skilled Update No.96 - More on part qualification funding of priority skills for job seekers and existing workers.

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.