Smart & Skilled is a reform of the NSW vocational education and training system. It’s helping people get the skills they need to find a job and advance their careers.

Smart and Skilled provide eligible students with an entitlement to government-subsidised training up to and including Certificate III government funding for higher-level courses (Certificate IV & above) in targeted priority areas.

Training subsidised by the NSW Government can help assist eligible students with job opportunities and career development courses that can be found on the NSW Skills List. Courses that are available under Smart and Skilled can be found on the NSW Skills List 2017 v3.


To be eligible for Smart & Skilled funding are you:

  • 15 years old or over?
  • No longer at school?
  • Living or working in NSW?
  • An Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen?

If you answered ‘Yes’ to all four questions, then you’re eligible to enrol in a government-subsidised course with an approved Smart & Skilled training provider.

FNS60215 – Advanced Diploma of Accounting
BSB61015 – Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management
FNS40615 – Certificate IV in Accounting
BSB42015 – Certificate IV in Leadership and Management
FNS50215 – Diploma of Accounting
BSB50415 – Diploma of Business Administration
BSB50615 – Diploma of Human Resource Management
BSB51918 – Diploma of Leadership and Management
BSB51415 – Diploma of Project Management

Did you find out you’re eligible for Smart and Skilled?