Are you eligible for subsidised training?

Smart and Skilled provides government-subsidised training in quality courses to help you get skills to find a job and advance your career.

Fee Free Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are a proven pathway to well-paid jobs in a diverse range of careers. In NSW, they're fee free – meaning no upfront training costs.

Fee Free Traineeships

Traineeships are a proven pathway to well-paid jobs in a diverse range of careers. In NSW, traineeships are also fee free.

Pre-apprenticeships and pre-traineeships

Access fee-free introductory units that'll give you a taste of a full apprenticeship or traineeship.

Fee-free training for disadvantaged students

Find out if you are eligible for fee exemptions when you enrol in Smart and Skilled training.

Fee-free scholarships

The NSW Government's Smart and Skilled Fee-Free Scholarships mean that students can get training to get the skills they need to get the job they want and their course fees will be covered.

VET student loans

VET Student Loans help eligible vocational education and training (VET) students cover the cost of their fees for selected approved courses with an approved training provider.


JobTrainer NSW is an initiative of the Commonwealth and State Governments that gives young people, job seekers and school leavers the opportunity to upskill for jobs in demand.

Regional VET Pathways Initiative

The Government's regional VET Pathways initiative supports 15-19 year olds not in study or in a job to find pathways into education, training and work.

Refugees and asylum seekers

Initiatives designed to support refugees to gain skilled employment through fee-free training.

Subsidised training for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Eligible Aboriginal students are entitled to fee-free government subsidised training via Smart and Skilled NSW.

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