The Smart and Skilled program provides eligible individuals (who are living or working in NSW) with an opportunity to complete qualifications subsidised by the New South Wales Government. Smart and Skilled is grouped into two programs - Smart and Skilled Entitlement and Smart and Skilled Targeted Priorities.
Smart and Skilled Entitlement includes qualifications ranging from Certificate I through to Certificate III and Apprenticeships and new-entrant traineeship qualifications at all levels.
Smart and Skilled Targeted Priorities program includes Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma levels (depending on the availability of funding for these courses) and Pre-vocational and part qualifications, including skill sets.
This training is subsidised by the NSW Government. The course fee is determined by the NSW provider calculator, please contact a Strategix representative to obtain a quote.
Through the Smart and Skilled Entitlement program, eligible participants can undertake nationally accredited training and may* pay as little as $240.
For most courses, concession holders pay just $240 and non-concessional students pay just $1000. The remainder of the course fees are subsidised under the Smart and Skilled program by the NSW State Government, refer to the Smart and Skilled website.
* Previous qualifications do not affect eligibility but may affect the student fee. New entrants may be entitled to fee-free training for their first two qualifications.
Smart and Skilled Eligibility
You may be eligible for the Smart and Skilled funding if you meet all the following requirements:
You are 15 years of age or older
Have finished or left secondary school
Living or working in NSW (or an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person living in specific NSW border areas)
An Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand
You are a NSW apprentice or trainee
Skilling for Recovery Eligibility
You may be eligible for the Skilling for Recovery Priority Qualification funding if you meet all of the Smart and Skilled eligibility requirements plus one of the following requirements:
Be 16-24 years
A Commonwealth benefit recipient or their dependant
Employed in and undertaking a qualification in Aged care, Disability or Child Care, or in danger of becoming unemployed
how to apply
Check out our range of courses and contact us to arrange an obligation free training needs analysis and assistance through the application process. During the application process, you will need to provide evidence of eligibility, we can also assist you during this step.
Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)