Smart and Skilled (NSW)

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About Smart and Skilled (NSW)

Smart and Skilled is the funding program in NSW for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Smart and Skilled provides financial assistance to help people in NSW get the skills they need to find a job and advance their careers.

Smart and Skilled provides eligible NSW students with subsidised training up to and including Certificate III, as well as government funding for higher-level courses (Certificate IV and above) in targeted priority areas.

The focus of Smart and Skilled is getting people into the workforce by helping them improve language, literacy and numeracy as well as gain specific job skills. Certificates I, II and III are considered the minimum requirements for getting a job.

People who meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility conditions are entitled to enrol in a subsidised course up to Certificate III regardless of the level of any previous qualifications held. So if you already hold an Advanced Diploma of Hospitality you can still apply for funding for a Certificate III in Business Administration or Civil Construction.

While Smart and Skilled focuses on entry-level qualifications, subsidised training is also available for some Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma level in targeted areas.

To be eligible for Smart and Skilled funding you must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen and 15 years old or over and no longer at school and living or working in NSW.

Approved Course List

There are 143 courses approved for Smart and Skilled government funding. These are the most popular courses.

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Certificate III in Business Administration (BSB30415)

The Certificate III in Business Administration is an entry level course perfect for students seeking careers in office and business environments or already working in roles like Office Assistant, Receptionist, Junior Personal Assistant or Payroll Officer. Students will gain immediate skills in ke...

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Diploma of Accounting (FNS50215)

The Diploma of Accounting is suitable for students seeking professional accounting job roles in financial services and other industries such as Financial Clerk or Assistant Accountant. Superseded by: FNS50217 Diploma of Acco...

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Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB51915)

The Diploma of Leadership and Management is for students who need the practical skills and experience in leadership to step up to a managerial role. Students gain the practical leadership skills required to manage the performance of staff who report to them directly. This comprehensive course cov...

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Diploma of Marketing and Communication (BSB52415)

The Diploma of Marketing and Communication is suitable for managers and supervisors requiring a sound theoretical knowledge base in marketing and communication who are seeking careers like Advertising Account Managers, Marketing Managers or Campaign Managers. Students will gain practical skills i...

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Certificate IV in Civil Construction Supervision (RII40715)

A Certificate IV in Civil Construction Supervision RII40715 is perfect for students seeking a management and supervisory career in civil construction. This is a practical qualification and students gain leadership skills enabling them to administer contracts and supervise civil works contractors,...

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Certificate IV in Local Government (Operational Works) (LGA40404)

A Certificate IV in Local Government (Operational Works) LGA40404 is perfect for students seeking a career as a foreman or supervisor in local government outdoor operations. This qualification delivers the leadership skills necessary to develop a council works maintenance schedule, manage a civil...

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Certificate II in Tourism (SIT20116)

Enrol in a Certificate II in Tourism (SIT20116) to learn the essential knowledge required on a daily basis to work in the tourism and travel industry. This is an entry-level qualification and a pathway to the tourism sector. Students gain practical skills in customer service, staying safe ...

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Certificate III in Business Administration (Education) (BSB30915)

The Certificate III in Business Administration (Education) BSB30915 is an entry level qualification and pathway into the administration department of a school or training organisation. During the course students gain knowledge of Australian education system and its sectors including educational t...

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Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy) (HLT43015)

A Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy) HLT43015 is perfect for students working with qualified physiotherapists. This certificate gives students hands-on skills to recognise healthy body systems, confirm physical health status, and support people with chronic diseases and de...

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Certificate II in Kitchen Operations (SIT20416)

A Certificate II in Kitchen Operations SIT20416 is a practical qualification and provides the foundational skills and food safety knowledge expected of workers in Australian commercial kitchens. Students learn basic food preparation, working with perishables, cleaning food premises and equipment,...

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