New South Wales Smart and Skilled

NSW Smart and Skilled provides eligible students with an entitlement to government-subsidised training up to and including Certificate III.

Am I eligible to apply ?

If you:

  • Are living or working in NSW
  • Are an Australian citizen, permanent Australian resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand Citizen
  • Are 15 years old or older
  • Are no longer in secondary education (high school)
  • Have been working for your employer for less than three (3) months

You could be eligible for this funding.

Courses funded

For more information about Smart and Skilled and whether you could get funding to advance your career in the business or contact centre industry go to

fee subsidyFees and charges

The NSW Government contributes to the cost of each course and the learner pays the balance. Fees are calculated for full qualifications, rather than year-by-year. Learners choice of training provider does not affect the fee learners pay for qualifications.

The Student Fee Calculator can be found on the ‘Find a Course‘ page of the Smart and Skilled website.

Fee-free traineeships

From the 1 Janaury 2020, the NSW Government is making new traineeships fee-free – meaning no more upfront training costs for students or employers. Find out more from


NSW – Trainee handbook (PDF)

NSW Funding

Did you know this training is subsidised by the NSW Government, and you may be eligible for a range of financial incentives available from the Australian Government when you take on an eligible Australian trainee or enrol an existing worker into a Traineeship? The table below outlines the incentives available and approximate training expense fees. This Traineeship is covered by the NSW Fee Free Traineeship Initiative. There is no student contribution payable for this training.
MetropolitanAdditional Rural Loading
Employer Incentives $4000$1500
Less Tuition Fees $0$0
Nett Employer Benefit $4000$5500


Our training is delivered online, with funded traineeship opportunities across New South Wales.