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Funded Training

Are you eligible for Smart and Skilled?

Smart and Skilled is a NSW government initiative aimed at helping other people in NSW to get the skills they need to find a job and advance their careers.

In order to access this funding you will need to meet all of the requirements below:

  • An Australian citizen, permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand Citizen
  • Aged 15 years or older
  • Live or work in New South Wales
  • Have left school

If you answered ‘Yes’ to all four questions, then you may be eligible to enrol in a government-subsidised course with 3Bridges Community. Click here for more information.

Types of courses you’re eligible for

Your eligibility for a government-subsidised Smart and Skilled course depends on your previous qualifications:

  • If you haven’t completed a Certificate IV or higher-level qualification, you’re entitled to enrol in a subsidised course up to Certificate III.
  • You can enrol in subsidised training at Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma level, depending on the availability of funding for these courses. Having completed a Certificate IV or higher-level qualification does not affect eligibility.

How to enrol in a Smart and Skilled course

To enrol in a government-subsidised Smart and Skilled course, just follow these steps:

  • Check whether you may be eligible for Smart and Skilled government-subsidised training by completing our Eligibility form.
  • Our Education Team will contact you within 24 hours to discuss your eligibility and the courses available to you.
  • If eligible, you will be required to complete an enrolment form which we will provide.

Unique student identifier (USI)

From 1 January 2015, everyone undertaking nationally-recognised vocational training in Australia needs a unique student identifier (USI). It enables you to access your training records and results. If you don’t have a USI, you will need to obtain one. Click here for more information . If you already have a USI then record it on your form. We must verify your USI before you can be issued with a qualification.

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government. Qualifications are delivered by Nationally Registered Training Organisation, 3Bridges Community Pty Ltd, RTO 40156.