Programs and services

State Training Services' goal is to develop and promote a quality vocational education and training system that meets the economic needs of NSW and enhances skills for industry and individuals.

It does this through the Training Market by funding programs and strategies to focus vocational education and training (VET) on NSW priorities. Funding is allocated to registered training organisations that have a Smart and Skilled contract with this Department. 

The following information is primarily provided for VET practitioners and other interested parties.

Smart and Skilled

Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW vocational education and training system. It's helping people get the skills they need to find a job and advance their careers.

Other funded

Arrangements vary for accessing funding or services under the following programs:


Free services to apprentices and trainees:


Strategies and Services

These are responses to special and emerging needs of the NSW economy and incorporate a range of actions - using existing programs with targeted funding, new programs and specific development initiatives.


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Page last updated: 17 August 2015