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?

In order to access this funding you will need to meet all of the following requirements:

  1. An Australian citizen, permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder
  2. Aged 15 years or older
  3. Live or work in New South Wales
  4. Have left school and have no previous qualifications at Certificate IV or higher

About Smart & Skilled

In 2015, eligible Smart and Skilled students contribute, on average, between 10% and 45 % of the course cost, the NSW Government subsidises the remaining amount. Each government-subsidised qualification has a fixed price (regardless of training provider), which is determined by the NSW Government.

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 Managers.

In order to access this funding you will need to meet all of the requirements below:

  • An Australian citizen, permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder
  • Aged 15 years or older
  • Live or work in New South Wales
  • Have left school and have no previous qualifications at Certificate IV or higher

Upskilled is a leader in the provision of outstanding certificate and diploma programs and is synonymous with innovating the way participants are able to develop their professional skills

How to enrol in a Smart & Skilled 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 form
  2. Our Education Managers 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 manager will provide

What is Smart & Skilled?

Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW Vocational Education and Training System. Alongside experience, education is the foundation when entering any new career. With the new Smart and Skilled program, you’ll have the opportunity to obtain the necessary skills you’ll need to pursue a career.

Are You Eligible?

In order to access this funding you will need to meet all of the requirements below:

  • An Australian citizen, permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder
  • Aged 15 years or older
  • Live or work in New South Wales
  • Have left school and have no previous qualifications at Certificate IV or higher

Why Upskilled?

Upskilled is a leader in the provision of outstanding certificate and diploma programs and is synonymous with innovating the way participants are able to develop their professional skills.


Experts in Government Funding

Upskilled operates as an industry specialist to monitor the ongoing changes in the funding framework and works closely with related Government agencies to help facilitate opportunities.

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 recognisted and fast-track your path to a qualification.