Smart and Skilled - Qualification prices and student fees and subsidies

The NSW Government sets the qualification prices and student fees for government-subsidised training under Smart and Skilled.

The student pays a portion of the qualification price (known as the “student fee”). The balance of the qualification price (known as the “subsidy”) is paid by the NSW Government directly to the training provider.


Smart and Skilled student fees

Students can visit 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 get an estimate of the fee for the course they have selected. The student fee will be the same regardless of the training provider chosen.


Prices, fees and subsidies

The following documents provide detailed information on Smart and Skilled qualification prices, student fees, and additional payments over and above the subsidy (known as “loadings”):

Version 7.2

Version 8.1 (for training commencing from 1st July 2018)

Hint: Using these documents calculate the subsidy: subtract the relevant fee from the qualification price.


Page last updated: 18 June 2018