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.

  • 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 (or an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person living in specific NSW border areas)

More About Smart and Skilled

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.

Certificates IV to Advanced Diploma

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.

Disadvantaged Students

Additional assistance is available for disadvantaged students including fee exemptions to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) students, students with disabilities and the dependants of Disability Support Pension recipients. Students living in regional and remote areas are also eligible for additional benefits.

Approved Courses

There are 43 courses approved for Smart and Skilled government funding. These are the most popular courses.

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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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 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 Business (BSB40215)

The Certificate IV in Business is suitable for administrators and project officers wanting to step into leadership roles. Students will gain valuable skills in planning and organising meetings, managing customer service, leading team innovation as well as delivering complex written communication....

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Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology (ICT30115)

The Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology is for people supporting information technology activities in the workplace. Students could gain employment across a wide range of IT areas, including technical support, network administration, web technologies, software programs an...

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Certificate III in Customer Engagement (BSB30215)

A Certificate III in Customer Engagement is the course for students seeking careers as Customer Service Representatives, Call Centre Operators or Sales Consultants. Students gain skills in dealing with customer complaints, customer service excellence, electronic communication, time management and...

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Certificate III in Business (BSB30110)

The Certificate III in Business is for students seeking careers in an office or other business role such as customer service adviser, general clerk, typist or word processing operator. Students gain valuable skills in designing and producing documents, responding to customer complaints, working i...

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Certificate IV in Business (BSB40215)

The Certificate IV in Business is suitable for administrators and project officers wanting to step into leadership roles. Students will gain valuable skills in planning and organising meetings, managing customer service, leading team innovation as well as delivering complex written communication....

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Certificate III in Business (BSB30110)

The Certificate III in Business is for students seeking careers in an office or other business role such as customer service adviser, general clerk, typist or word processing operator. Students gain valuable skills in designing and producing documents, responding to customer complaints, working i...

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Certificate IV in Health Administration (HLT47315)

A Certificate IV in Health Administration is suitable for individuals who work in a senior operational role or lead a team in health administration. Students will learn how to carry out routine tasks and communicate with a range of internal/external clients in a medical environment; as well as us...

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