Smart & Skilled NSW

Government Subsidised Programs

TrainSmart Australia is proud to be selected as an approved provider of the NSW Government’s Smart and Skilled Program. Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW Vocational Education and Training System and provides participants with a great opportunity to obtain the necessary skills needed to pursue a career and find a job with the help of government-subsidised training.

Am I Eligible?

Which Courses Are Subsidised?

Why TrainSmart?

Am I eligible?

You are eligible for a guaranteed training place if you meet;

All of the eligibility criteria from Category 1, AND; 

One of the eligibility criteria from Category 2.

Category 1


You are an Australian Citizen, Permanent Australian Resident, a Humanitarian Visa Holder, OR a New Zealand Citizen.


You are over 15 years old


You live or work in NSW


You are no longer attending school or an equivalent (excluding homeschooled students)

Category 2

You are aged between 17 - 24 years old
(regardless of employment status)

You are a Commonwealth Benefits Recipient

You are unemployed and not in receipt of any Commonwealth Benefits.

You are expected to become unemployed*1

* Examples of people expected to become unemployed:

  • Stood down/Job keeper/furloughed employee: Employee that has been stood down or employee for whom employer has Job Keeper arrangement in place and at risk of becoming unemployed. Requires upskilling or reskilling for new role and employment elsewhere.
  • Person returning to work (employed for 6 months or less): employed on condition of receiving training to build capacity and capability for the job role. This would be within the first 6 months of employment
  • Low skilled/unskilled employee: Existing employee, with or without relevant skills or previous qualification up to Certificate III, that requires training to upskill to secure ongoing employment or future employment
  • Workers in declining industries: Workers at any company in an agreed declining industry (e.g. international travel industry) who require upskilling/reskilling for redeployment.

Which Courses Are Subsidised?

Why TrainSmart?

Online, Blended or Face-to-Face flexible learning to suit your lifestyle!

Dedicated trainer team support

Complimentary Career Guidance

Work Experience Links, and Corporate Partners

Thousands have benefited from our courses since we were established in 2007. Online, Face-to-Face or Blended learning (depending on the course), allows you to study at your own place or any place, at your own pace, to fit in with your lifestyle! And with TrainSmart Australia, you get specially dedicated Trainer team support to help you along.

Having commercial links with partners in a range of industries, TrainSmart Australia is able to offer its students additional learning facilities, ensuring where necessary, invaluable new skills practice in real world situations.

Learn new skills
- and watch your career take off

Flexible Learning Online, Face-to-Face or Blended Learning
- to fit in with your lifestyle

Nationally Accredited
and self-funded options available

Specially dedicated
Trainer support

How Do I Enrol or Learn More?

Once you’d decided on a course, the next step is to enrol! Fill out the form on our Request Course Information page or give our Smart & Skilled NSW career advisors a call on 1300 855 517!

Or you can click the little chat bubble in the bottom right corner of the page to speak with one of our team members!

If you’d like to enrol, head over to our Online Application for Enrolment page to begin the enrolment process!