Targeted Priorities helps employers and government to introduce new workers into the industry. Employers and approved training providers such as Strategix identify an industry need in line with government priorities and make a submission to have training places subsidised with the view to helping successful graduates into work. Targeted Priorities forms part of the NSW Governments Smart and Skilled Program.

You are eligible for Smart & Skilled funding if:

  • You are aged 15 years of age or above and no longer at school
  • You are living or working in New South Wales
  • You are an Australian citizen, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder or a New Zealand Citizen
  • You have not completed a certificate IV or higher-level qualification
  • If you have completed a certificate IV or higher you may still be eligible for Smart and Skilled funding however your course fees may be effected?
  • Any student registered as a new entrant trainee will also be eligible for subsidised Smart and Skilled training

Part Qualification and Prevocational Programs – NSW Targeted Priorities

Funding is available for targeted industries, priority groups and vocational pathways, (upon application) for programs that are developed in connection with employers and community organisations that lead to a possible job outcome for successful students. These courses are fee-free for the candidates and aim to help jobseekers gain the training they need to be work ready, and to introduce them to the industry.

Priorities for funding:

  • Industries that have skill shortage areas or that can demonstrate the need for entry level skills, rather than full qualifications
  • Industries that are undergoing change, needing to up-skill workers
  • Where employers participate in candidate selection and work experience
  • Industries where actual job opportunities are available.

How to apply for Targeted Priorities funding:

Check out our range of courses and contact us to arrange an obligation free training needs analysis with one of our friendly staff. We would love the opportunity to submit a training proposal with you to have your program funded under the targeted priorities.