Smart and Skilled - NSW Skills List

The NSW Skills List identifies the qualifications eligible for a government subsidy under Smart and Skilled.

Developed through extensive industry and community consultation and labour market research, the Skills List includes a wide range of qualifications to support the diverse skills needs of NSW employers.

The Skills List covers:

  • Certificate ll to Advanced Diploma qualifications
  • Selected Foundation Skills courses
  • All apprenticeships and selected traineeships
  • Part qualifications for key groups and sectors.

It is reviewed twice a year to ensure it meets the changing skill needs of industry. The Skills List is also updated regularly during the year to reflect changes to qualifications and vocational training orders for apprenticeships and traineeships.

From May 2017, the NSW Skills List is no longer defined by calendar year. Instead, it specifies the period for which each qualification/course is active on the Skills List for a particular Smart and Skilled Program.


NSW Skills List


Additional information

To find out more about prices, fees and subsidies, go to the Smart and Skilled - Qualification prices and student fees and subsidies page of this website.

You can also visit the NSW Skills List page of the Smart and Skilled website. Students can use the Course Finder on the Smart and Skilled website to check their eligibility, find the right Smart and Skilled course and approved training provider, and estimate their student fee.

Page last updated: 4 February 2018