New South Wales Smart and Skilled

Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW Vocational Education and Training System which provides participants with a great opportunity to obtain the necessary skills needed to pursue a career through government-subsidised training.

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.

ARC Training is approved provider of Smart and Skilled. This training is subsidised by the NSW Government. The NSW Government has set the student fee for the whole qualification. Click Here to view a list of approved qualifications and the Student Contribution Fees.

To be eligible for Smart and Skilled, you must be:

  • Living or working in NSW
  • an Australian Citizen, Australian  Permanent Resident, Humanitarian Visa Holder or NZ Citizen
  • 15 years old or over
  • No longer be at school or equivalent.

For more information and to check your eligibility click here

Recognition of Prior Learning, Credit Transfer, and Deferring Students:

Under the Smart and Skilled Vocational Reform, students may be eligible for recognition of prior learning, credit transfer, or be able to defer into the selected qualification for current units of competency. For more information contact ARC Training or visit the Smart and Skilled website.

Fee Administration Policy:

To access a copy of the Smart and Skilled Fee Administration Policy click here