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.

To view all courses provided by AUSCHS under Smart and Skilled please click here

To view all approved Smart and Skilled Entitlement Apprenticeships and Traineeships program and School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships program qualifications Click here

To view all approved Smart and Skilled Certificate II and Certificate III level Qualifications under Entitlement Full Qualifications program Click here

To view all approved Smart and Skilled Certificate IV and higher level Qualifications Entitlement Targeted Priorities Full Qualifications program Click here

Fee-FREE Qualifications – Skilling for Recovery – NSW

Are you any of the following:

  • Unemployed – either receiving benefits or not (eg redundancy, looking for work)?
  • At Risk of losing your job or being made redundant?
  • On Job Seeker or Job Keeper?
  • On Commonwealth Benefits?
  • Between 17- 24?
<h3 class=” data-fontsize=”16″ data-lineheight=”24px”>What is Skilling for Recovery?

Skilling for Recovery is part of a matched funding commitment of almost $320 million between the NSW and Australian government’s under the JobTrainer Fund. Skilling for Recovery is a key component of the State’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan.
It includes additional fee free training places in Skilling for Recovery priority full qualifications to reskill, retrain and redeploy the workforce to industries where there are skills shortages and emerging employment opportunities.

The good news is that you are likely to be eligible for a FREE qualification under NSW Skilling for Recovery.
Take advantage and upskill while the NSW Government will fund 100% of the costs of your training.
(See below for available qualifications and eligibility requirements.)

Qualification Title

Certificate II in Business

Certificate III in Business

Certificate III in Customer Engagement

Certificate III in Business Administration

Certificate IV in Business

Certificate IV in Business Administration

Certificate IV in Leadership and Management

Certificate IV in Human Resources

Certificate IV in Marketing and Communication

Certificate IV in New Small Business

Certificate IV in Project Management Practice

Diploma of Business

Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management

*This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

To get further information on Smart and Skilled as a student please click here

To get further information on Smart and Skilled as an employer please click here

To get a fee estimate for your preferred course, go to the Course Finder Click here

(Smart and Skilled funding is subsidised by the NSW Government).

If you would like more information, please feel free to contact us

About Smart and Skilled (This funding is subsidised by the NSW Government)

Smart and Skilled provides eligible students with an entitlement to government subsidized training up to and including Certificate III level courses. Government funding for higher level courses (Certificate IV and above) might also be available in targeted priority areas.

If you are considering taking advantage of the NSW Government’s new fee arrangements for government-subsidized vocational education and training (VET).

Maxwells Services Pty Ltd T/A Australian College of Higher Studies is a great choice as your training provider because we offer a wide range of subsidized courses, expertly delivered by trainers with industry knowledge and experience.

Also, if you are eligible you can benefit from a Smart and Skilled ‘Fee-Free Scholarship’ that means you pay no course fee and study for free.

With Smart and Skilled, you have more choice when selecting courses and training providers. To determine if you're eligible click on this link: are-you-eligible?

To use the Eligibility Checker: Go to the Course Finder and click the 'Estimate your fee' button. You can then check your eligibility and get an estimate of the fee for your course.

The site also includes information for employers and training providers.

To access the 2020 Smart and Skilled Fee Administration Policy, Click here

To access the Fee-Free Scholarships information, Click here

AUSCHS Smart and Skilled Approved Regions and Qualifications

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Smart and Skilled Quicklinks