Smart and 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 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.
breakthru Approved Qualifications for Smart and Skilled
|National Code||Qualification Name|
|BSB20115||Certificate II in Business|
|HLT33015||Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance|
|CHC33015||Certificate III in Individual Support|
|CHC43015||Certificate IV in Ageing Support|
|HLT43015||Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance|
|CHC43115||Certificate IV in Disability|
Eligibility for Smart and Skilled
You may be eligible if you are:
- 15 years old or over, and
- no longer at school, and
- living or working in NSW (or an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person living in specific NSW border areas, and
- an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen. or;
- a NSW apprentice or a new-entrant trainee undertaking a selected traineeship on the NSW Skills List
Previous qualifications do not affect your eligibility.
If you have a Certificate IV or higher qualification you are still able to access subsidised Smart and Skilled training up to Certificate III level, providing you meet the personal eligibility criteria for Smart and Skilled. As you already have a post-school qualification, you will pay a higher fee for your Smart and Skilled training than someone who does not have any qualifications.