Smart and Skilled Subsidised Training Opportunities

Smart and Skilled Subsidised Training Opportunities

Smart and Skilled helps people in NSW, through government subsidised vocational education and training, to 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

To be eligible for a Smart and Skilled training place you must be: –

  • 15 years old or over
  • no longer at school
  • living or working in NSW
  • an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen

Click here to access to the Smart and Skilled website.


Approved Qualifications for delivery under Smart and Skilled

ET Australia is approved to deliver the following qualifications:

  • BSB20115 Certificate II in Business
  • CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support
  • BSB30115 Certificate III in Business
  • BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration
  • CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
  • BSB40515 Certificate IV in Business Administration
  • BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management
  • CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care



The above qualifications are available for delivery via traineeship arrangements. For further information on traineeships download ET Australia’s traineeship brochure.


Prevocational and Part Qualifications Program

The Smart and Skilled Prevocational and Part Qualifications Program focuses on training people to develop the skills they need to get a job, undertake entry level qualifications or transition to a new job.  If you are an employer, industry group, community group or job active provider, ET Australia can work with you to jointly identify a training need for job seekers and other priority groups.  If the training need is in business / business administration / aged care / early childhood then ET Australia has the opportunity to apply to State Training Services to access subsidised training to meet the need.

How much does it cost to participate in a Smart and Skilled Training Program?

Traineeships – for new entrant trainees the student fee has been capped at $1,000 (concession fees and fee exemptions are available for eligible students).

Full Qualifications – if you’re eligible for government-subsidised training under Smart and Skilled, you pay only a portion of the training cost (concession fees and fee exemptions are available for eligible students).  ET Australia will advise you of any applicable fees prior to enrolment.

Part and Pre-vocational Programs – currently there are no fees applied for training in this Program.

Please note, ET Australia can offer payment plans if fees cannot be paid in full upfront.


Fee Free Scholarships

Fee-Free Scholarships are designed to help people (15-30 years old) who are eligible for concession fees to complete their training under Smart and Skilled without paying a student fee. For more information download the flyer


Information for Prospective Students

Download the Smart and Skilled Pre-Enrolment Information


What if I can’t access a Smart and Skilled subsidised training place?

ET Australia has other training options available for people who aren’t eligible or who can’t access a subsidised training place.

To find out more please Contact Us and a Product Specialist will be in touch with you shortly.


Expressions of Interest

To express your interest in Smart and Skilled subsidised training please contact us