Smart and Skilled
Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW vocational education and training system. It will give people the chance to gain the skills they need to get a job and advance their careers.
Smart and Skilled is being implemented in 2014 with an entitlement to government subsidised training commencing from 1 January 2015.
Provider applications for Smart and Skilled have now closed. Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) will be notified in due course of the outcome of their application. For an overview of the process please refer to the Smart and Skilled Provider Application – overview which includes a timeline of events and details of each stage.
Prices, fees and subsidies and the 2015 NSW Skills List have been released (May 2014).
A fact sheet on Smart and Skilled to help guide careers advisors, teachers and principals is available for download here.
Smart and Skilled posters for new and continuing students have been developed for schools, RTOs and employment and community organisations and are available for download here.
VET FEE-HELP loans will be available for government subsidised training in NSW from 1 July 2014. Read more.
Next steps in 2014
Information sessions for providers were held in May – June 2014. The presentation for these sessions can be found here.