NSW Smart and Skilled

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

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.

Learner personal information collected by JB Hunter (JBH) in providing training and assessment services under the NSW Smart and Skilled program will be disclosed to the State of New South Wales by its Department of Education & Communities. 

Smart and Skilled can be contracted through its website; https://smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au or on 1300 772 104. 

Personal Eligibility Criteria

Are you:

  • living or working in NSW?
  • an Australian citizen, permanent Australian resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand Citizen?
  • 15 years old or older?
  • no longer in secondary education?

Smart and Skilled Entitlement Full Qualifications Program (EFQ) - a learner who has a Post-school Qualification at Certificate IV level or higher is not eligible for Subsidised Training for the Smart and Skilled Entitlement Full Qualification Program. 

Smart and Skilled Entitlement Apprenticeship and Traineeship Program (EAT) - a learner who is eligible to receive Subsidised Training in the Smart and Skilled Entitlement Apprenticeship and Traineeship Program is a learner who:

  • at the time of Commencement in an Approved Qualification is an Apprentice or New Entrant Trainee and has a Training Contract; and
  • has the Approved Qualification shown on their Training Contract


If a learner is approved or registered as an Existing Worker Trainee, they will not be eligible to receive Subsidised Training and in an Approved Qualification that is associated with the Training Contract. 

Fees and Charges 

The NSW Government contributes to the cost of each course and the learner pays the balance. Fees are calculated for full qualifications, rather than year-by-year. Learners choice of training provider does not affect the fee learners pay for qualifications. 

To check the 'student fee' for the qualification you can use the Student Fee Calculator on the 'Find a Course' page of the Smart and Skilled website. 

Learner fees will vary depending on the amount of RPL being claimed. To understand the fee arrangements and get an estimate of what your fee will be, contact us on 1800 672 933 or email reception@jbhunter.edu.au.

For our Fee Protection Statement click here.




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