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.
From 1 January 2015, 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.
Smart and Skilled website
Students can go to the Smart and Skilled website for up-to-date information. While there they can use the Course Finder to check their eligibility, find the right Smart and Skilled course and approved training provider, and estimate their student fee.
The website has information for students on:
- Smart and Skilled fee arrangements
- how to enrol
- support for disadvantaged students
- apprenticeships and traineeships
- consumer protection
- recognising skills
Employers and training providers can also go to the Smart and Skilled website for the latest news and information about fee arrangements, apprenticeships and traineeships, consumer protection and much more.
The following Smart and Skilled information is also available here on the State Training Services website for training providers and other stakeholders:
- Smart and Skilled - Training provider contract and policies
- Smart and Skilled - 2015 prices, fees and subsidies
- Smart and Skilled - NSW Skills List
- VET FEE-HELP and Smart and Skilled
NSW Quality Framework
- NSW Quality Framework [pdf]
- Fact sheet for careers advisors, teachers and principals [pdf]
- Fact sheet for school leavers [pdf]
- Fact sheet for employers [pdf]
- Fact sheet for Aboriginal people in NSW [pdf]
- Fact sheet for disadvantaged students [pdf]
- Fact sheet for job seekers [pdf]
Smart and Skilled posters (for schools, training providers and employment/community organisations).
- For public announcements concerning Smart and Skilled, subscribe here.