Are You Eligible

You may be eligible for Smart and Skilled funding if you:

  • Are aged 15 years or older
  • Have left school
  • Live or work in New South Wales
  • Are an Australian citizen, permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen

Fee Information

Under Smart and Skilled you are charged one fee for the whole qualification. This means you’ll know the total cost of your course before you start. The fee you pay will depend on your eligibility and your previous study history.

All Smart and Skilled student fees are subject to change by NSW Training Services.

Fee Exemptions              

Fee exemptions apply for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Students who live or work in NSW and who receive a disability support pension and students with a disability (clients of a Teacher/Consultant for students with a disability) are also exempt from paying fees under Smart and Skilled.

Concession Fee

Students who live or work in NSW and who receive one or more eligible Commonwealth benefits or allowances at the time of their enrolment may be eligible to pay the Smart and Skilled concession fee for their qualification rather than the relevant Smart and Skilled student fee.

Smart and Skilled concession fees are available for Certificate I to Certificate IV qualifications, and are not available for Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualifications.

If you are eligible for a Smart and Skilled concession fee and aged between 15 years and 30 years, you may also be eligible to receive the Smart and Skilled Fee-Free Scholarship.

Eligible benefits include:

  • Age Pension
  • Austudy
  • Carer Payment
  • Exceptional Circumstances Relief Payment
  • Family Tax Benefit Part A (maximum rate)
  • Farm Household Allowance
  • Newstart Allowance
  • Parenting Payment (Single)
  • Sickness Allowance
  • Special Benefit
  • Veterans’ Affairs Payments
  • Veterans’ Children Education Scheme
  • Widow Allowance
  • Widow ‘B’ Pension
  • Wife Pension
  • Youth Allowance

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government