Smart and Skilled

Government Funded Training for NSW Residents
Find out if you’re eligible for Smart & Skilled

Eligibility Quick Check

  • Course you're interested in
  • Are you 15 years or older?
  • Have you left school?
  • Do you live or work in NSW?
  • Are you an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen?

Are You Eligible?

If you answer ‘Yes' to all four questions below, then you may be eligible to enrol in a government-subsidised course:

  • Aged 15 years or older
  • Live or work in New South Wales
  • Have left school
  • Are an Australian citizen, permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen

Smart & Skilled Information

What types of courses are eligible for Smart and Skilled?

Recent changes to Smart and Skilled requirements means that even if you have a higher level qualification you may still be eligible to re-train up to Certificate III level to enter (or re-enter) the workforce.

Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma level, depending on the availability of funding for these courses, may also me eligible for subsidised training. In addition, some new-entrant trainees and NSW apprentices may be eligible for a training government subsidy if it supports their apprenticeship or traineeship.

Please note that previous qualifications do not affect eligibility, but may affect the student fee.

How much do I pay on a Smart and Skilled course?

Eligible Smart and Skilled students contribute, on average, between 10% and 45% of the course cost, and the NSW Government subsidises the remaining amount. Regardless of training provider, each government-subsidised qualification has a fixed qualification price, a government subsidy and a student fee, which is determined by the NSW Government.

Are there Smart and Skilled fee exemptions or concessions?

If you are eligible to do a Smart and Skilled subsidised course, you may also qualify for fee exemptions or concessions. For more infomation on fee exemptions and concessions please visit the NSW Govt Smart and Skilled website.

Smart and Skilled student fees are for the whole qualification. This means you’ll know, upfront, the total cost of the training. With Upskilled, to make it even more flexible, we have also made payment plans available. The exact fee a student pays depends largely on their eligibility. To find out course costs please complete the form above or call 1300 009 924 and speak to one of our Education Consultants.

Funding availability

Availability of Smart and Skilled Funding is dependant on the Financial Funding Cap of Upskilled, if the Cap has been reached you will be placed on a waiting list for when further funding becomes available.

How to enrol in a Smart and Skilled funded course

To enrol in a government-subsidised Smart and Skilled course, just follow these steps:

  1. Check whether you may be eligible for government-subsidised training by completing our Eligibility Quick Check form
  2. Our Education Consultants will contact you within 24 hours to discuss your eligibility and the courses available to you.
  3. If eligible, you will be required to complete an enrolment form which your Education Consultant will provide.

Eligibility Quick Check

Why Upskilled?

Upskilled is a leading RTO who provides outstanding online certificate and diploma programs. We are passionate about helping our students upskill for the career they love through the development of their professional skills.

Experts in Government Funding

Upskilled is an industry specialist who works closely with related Government agencies to help ensure our students receive every funding opportunity available.

Study From The Comfort Of Your Home

Gain access to our fully customised online learning portal, MyUpskilled, to access learning materials, communication tools and assessments.

Exclusive Student Rewards Program

Simply by becoming an Upskilled student you gain access to savings on over 11,000 products and services.

Support You Need To Succeed

You’ll get a dedicated trainer for the entire course. In addition, there is a support staff team that are available to assist throughout your course.

Start Anytime

With rolling start dates every month, you don’t have to wait to get your career on track!

Get the Recognition You Deserve

Ensure your previous study and work experience is recognised and fast-track your path to a qualification.