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Funding Option: Smart & Skilled

Make Your Education Affordable: Find Out if You Qualify for Smart and Skilled Funding


Smart and Skilled is a New South Wales (NSW) government program that provides eligible students with access to subsidised vocational education and training (VET) courses. The program aims to help individuals develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the workforce, improve their job prospects, and contribute to the growth of the NSW economy. Smart and Skilled funding is available to students who meet certain eligibility criteria, and covers a range of courses in areas such as hospitality, construction, healthcare, business, and more.

  • Eligibility Criteria

    Smart and Skilled funding is available to eligible individuals in New South Wales who are looking to upskill, reskill or gain new qualifications to improve their employment opportunities. To be eligible for Smart and Skilled funding, individuals must meet the following criteria:

    • Be aged 15 years or older and no longer at school
    • Live or work in New South Wales
    • Be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian humanitarian visa holder, or New Zealand citizen
    • Meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria for the course they wish to undertake
    • Not have completed a qualification at the same or higher level as the proposed course of study
    • Not be enrolled in school
    • Be willing to provide their Unique Student Identifier (USI) and complete a literacy and numeracy assessment if required by the training provider.

    Please note that additional eligibility criteria may apply depending on the specific course or qualification being undertaken.


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