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Smart and Skilled Funding

Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. It is helping people in NSW get the skills they need to find a job and advance their careers. Target Training is an approved provider of Smart and Skilled.

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

Are you eligible?

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

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

For more information and to check your eligibility, please click here.

Traineeships

The subsidy is available to trainees who are new entrants, but not those who are existing workers. Your employer can confirm your trainee category. As a new-entrant trainee, you are eligible for a government subsidy for your traineeship qualification, even if you already have a Certificate IV or higher qualification.

If you did a traineeship at school, this would not affect your eligibility for Smart and Skilled subsidised training after you leave school.

Under the NSW Government Fee Free Traineeship initiative, NSW trainees who commence their traineeship qualification on or after 1 January 2020 may be eligible for fee-free training. For eligible trainees, there will be no requirement to pay the student fee.

Target Training can offer the following qualifications under Traineeships.

Qualification CodeQualification Name
BSB20120Certificate II in Workplace Skills
BSB30120Certificate III in Business
BSB40120Certificate IV in Business
BSB40320Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business
BSB40520Certificate IV in Leadership and Management
BSB50120Diploma of Business
BSB50420Diploma of Leadership and Management
CHC30121Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
CHC33021Certificate III in Individual Support
CHC43015Certificate IV in Ageing Support
CHC50121Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
FNS30122Certificate III in Financial Services
SIR20216Certificate II in Retail Services
SIR30216Certificate III in Retail
SIR40316Certificate IV in Retail Management
SIT20322Certificate II in Hospitality
SIT30622SIT30622 Certificate III in Hospitality

School-Based Traineeships (SBAT)

The school-based traineeship program is a great way to get hands-on industry experience and the opportunity to get paid while you work. This program is for high school students who are in Years 10,11 or 12. At the completion of your traineeship, you will be awarded a nationally recognised qualification that will gain you credits towards your HSC.

As School-based trainees, you are required to.

  • enter a Training Contract for a term of sufficient duration to allow you to complete their formal training requirements for the HSC as well as the minimum requirement of 100 days of paid employment by the end of your HSC year.
  • undertake a minimum of 100 days of paid work concurrently with the formal training requirements or as specified in the relevant VTO.
  • complete the formal training requirements as listed on the Training Plan by the end of Term 3 of the HSC year.

Target Training can offer the following qualifications under School-based Traineeships.

Qualification CodeQualification Name
BSB30120Certificate III in Business
FNS30122Certificate III in Financial Services
SIR30216Certificate III in Retail

Fee Administration Policy

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

Targeted Priorities Full Qualifications Program (TPFQ)

Under the NSW Smart and Skilled Program Target Training can provide individuals with the opportunity to complete a Certificate IV or Diploma level qualification subsidised under the NSW Smart and Skilled Target Priorities Full Qualifications Program.

Target Training can offer the following qualifications under the TPFQ Program

Qualification CodeQualification NameFirst QualificationSubsequent
BSB40120Certificate II in Workplace Skills$1580$1850
BSB40320Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business$1580$1850
BSB40520Certificate IV in Leadership and Management$1580$1850
BSB50120Diploma of Business$2530$2850
BSB50420Diploma of Leadership and Management$2530$2850
CHC43015Certificate IV in Ageing Support$1990$2320
CHC50121Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care$4420$4970
SIR40316Certificate IV in Retail Management$1570$1840

Targeted Priorities Prevocational and Part Qualifications Program

This program focuses on training to help people develop the skills they need to get a job, undertake entry-level qualifications, transition to a new job, or gain a traineeship. Funding is available upon application for targeted industries, priority groups and vocational pathways. These programs are developed in connection with employers and community organisations leading to a possible job outcome for successful students.

Contact us to arrange a no-obligation training needs analysis with one of our friendly team members.

Entitlement Full Qualifications Program (EFQ)

Smart and Skilled Entitlement Full Qualification program (EFQ) includes qualification at a Certificate III level. This program aims to empower individuals with the education and skills they need to succeed and contribute to their personal development and overall advancement of the workforce.

Target Training can offer the following qualifications under the EFQ program.

Qualification CodeQualification NameFirst QualificationSubsequent Qualification
CHC30121Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care$1600$1930
CHC33021Certificate III in Individual Support$1450$1750
FNS30122Certificate III in Financial Services$1320$1580

Fee Administration Policy

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

Contact us today to check your eligibility for this and other funding.