Smart & Skilled

NSW government Subsidised courses: Smart and Skilled

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.

From 1 January 2017, Smart and Skilled provides eligible students with:

  • An entitlement to government-subsidised training up to and including Certificate III

The NSW Skills List is a list of all courses for which a government subsidy, under the Smart and Skilled reforms, may be available to eligible students. Updated annually, the NSW Skills List is based on the skill needs of the NSW economy and qualifications on this list are linked to jobs and further study pathways.

Students commencing a Skills List course and who meet individual eligibility requirements will pay Smart and Skilled fees and subsidies will apply. For information on Smart and Skilled program, please visit http://www.training.nsw.gov.au/smartandskilled/

Special fee waiver for refugees and asylum seekers
Effective from 1 January 2017, the NSW Smart and Skilled eligibility requirements have changed to support refugees and asylum seekers into training and jobs. The NSW government will expand access to government subsidised vocational education and training under Smart and Skilled for holders of bridging visas, temporary humanitarian concern visas and temporary humanitarian stay visas. Importantly, asylum seekers and refugees who commence their training from 1 January 2017 will be able to access fee-free training under Smart and Skilled for all qualifications up to Certificate IV level. Please contact Superior Training Centre to see if you are eligible for this.

Smart and Skilled Arrangements for processing enrolments for asylum seekers and refugees
From this year, asylum seekers and refugees living in NSW having access to fee- free training through Smart and Skilled. Please refer to link for further information.

Superior Training Centre currently has following priority skills list qualifications eligible for subsidies under Smart and Skilled Program:

Certificate II in Electronics

This qualification provides competencies to select,
assemble, set up and maintain electronic devices following
prescribed routines.

VET National Code: UEE21911

Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)

This qualification provides competencies to select,
assemble, set up and maintain electronic devices following
prescribed routines.

VET National Code: UEE22011

Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

This qualification provides competencies to select, install, set up,
test, fault find, repair and maintain electrical systems and
equipment in building and premises. It includes ERAC
requirements for an ‘Electrician’s licence’. The duration of the
UEE30811 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician is 9
hours per day, 1 day per week over 122 weeks.

VET National Code: UEE30811

Certificate III in Air Conditioning & Refrigeration

This qualification provides competencies to select
components, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain
refrigeration systems and equipment that apply to food storage
and preservation, air conditioning and air distribution
equipment in buildings and premises. It includes regulatory
requirements for purchasing and handling refrigerants. The
duration of the UEE32211 Certificate III in Air-Conditioning
and Refrigeration is 9 hours per day, 1 day per week for 118
weeks.

VET National Code: UEE32211

Certificate III in Engineering Fabrication

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required for
employment as an Engineering Tradesperson – Fabrication within the
metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries or other
industries where Engineering Tradespersons – Fabrication work. The
duration of the MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering is 9 hours
per day, 1 day per week over 192 weeks.

VET National Code: MEM30305

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