Are you eligible for Smart and Skilled training?

Forsythes Training makes it easy for you to determine if you are eligible for subsidised Smart and Skilled funding for your training.

What is Smart and Skilled funding?

Smart and Skilled is a Government funded training grant program that provides people living or working in NSW with access to government subsidised competency- based training courses in a range of courses and qualifications. 

As an approved Smart and Skilled training provider Forsythes Training can help individuals and employers to take advantage of Government funding to develop the skills needed to boost productivity, performance and for career advancement.

Smart and Skilled Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for NSW Smart and Skilled funding you must be:

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

If you meet all four criteria then you’re eligible to enrol in a government-subsidised course with an approved Smart and Skilled training provider such as Forsythes Training.

Students with disabilities, students who receive Australian Government benefits or allowances and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students may qualify for additional fee exemptions or concessions.

Eligibility for a government-subsidised Smart and Skilled course no longer depends on previous qualifications. While previous qualifications do not affect eligibility, they may affect the student fee.

Courses available for Smart and Skilled funding

Forsythes Training is an approved NSW Smart and Skilled provider. It is currently offering Smart and Skilled funded qualifications and partial qualifications/skill sets in: Leadership and Management; Project Management; Training and Assessment Education (TAE); Work Health and Safety; Business; and Business Administration.

Smart and Skilled apprentices and trainees eligibility

All apprenticeship qualifications and most traineeship qualifications for trainees who are new entrants are subsidised under Smart and Skilled.

Currently Forsythes Training is providing Smart and Skilled training for trainees in business and business administration.

  • BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business – also available as Traineeships
  • BSB40515 Certificate IV in Business Administration – also available as Traineeships
  • BSB30115 Certificate III in Business – Traineeships only
  • BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration – Traineeships only

More information about Smart and Skilled

To find out more information about how to use NSW Smart and Skilled funding to meet your training needs please call our expert team on 02 4058 2869 or email