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NSW Funding

Smart and Skilled

Smart and Skilled  is a reform of the NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. It’s helping people in NSW get the skills they need to find a job and advance their careers.

Smart and Skilled provides eligible students with:

  • An entitlement to government-subsidised training up to and including Certificate III
  • Government funding for higher-level courses (Certificate IV and above) in targeted priority areas.


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.


From the 1 July 2018, the NSW Government is making new apprenticeships fee-free – meaning no more upfront training costs for students or employers. Find out more from vet.nsw.gov.au

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