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

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Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology (ICT30118)

The Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology (ICT30118) is an entry-level qualification and a great introduction to applying ICT networking skills into the business environment. Learn how to configure and administer a network operating system while installing and maintaining a...

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Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking (ICT40418)

The Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking (ICT40418) is perfect for anyone needing the skills to work on the IT help desk or in an office environment managing small-scale networks. This qualification is hands-on and students also graduate with a set of Microsoft certs in Windows Ser...

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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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Certificate IV in Programming (ICT40518)

Learn to Code. The Certificate IV in Programming (ICT40518) is great for ICT and business professionals needing to expand their programming skills, or for anyone with an interest in digital, multimedia, or games programming. You’ll learn to work inside a range of programming languages and graduat...

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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 (BSB51918)

Successful Century 21 business leaders need highly developed emotional intelligence and social awareness to create effective workplace relationships. The Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB51918) focuses on people management and will teach you how to recruit and select a great team; success...

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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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Diploma of Human Resources Management (BSB50618)

The Diploma of Human Resources Management is not just for dedicated HR Managers, it’s for any manager or supervisor wanting to refine their recruitment and selection process and get more out of their existing team. Working through this nationally recognised Diploma you’ll learn how to increase em...

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Diploma of Information Technology (ICT50118)

The Diploma of Information Technology (ICT50118) is perfect for IT Managers and Systems Support Analysts who need a broader range of ICT skills as well as an understanding of IT needs in the modern workplace. During the course you will be installing and upgrading operating systems and using a ran...

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Diploma of Information Technology Networking (ICT50418)

Launch your career in ICT Networking with this nationally recognised Diploma of Information Technology Networking (ICT50418). You’ll graduate with all the skills you need to design, install and test a server in a complex network environment — then manage the network while implementing a range of ...

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