Smart & Skilled Subsidised Training

What is Smart & Skilled?

Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW vocational education and training system. Under Smart and Skilled the NSW Government contributes to the cost of an approved course with the eligible student paying the balance.

From 1 January 2015, Smart and Skilled provides eligible students with:

  • An entitlement to government-subsidised training up to and including Certificate III
  • Government funding for higher-level courses (Certificate IV and above) in targeted priority areas.


To be eligible for Smart & Skilled you must be:

  • An Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen, permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder
  • Aged 15 years or older
  • Not at school
  • Living or working in NSW.

Current Courses

NBMC is pleased to offer, through Smart & Skilled, the following qualifications:

Certificate I in Access to Vocational Pathways FSK10113
Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways FSK10213
Certificate I in Information, Digital Media and Technology ICT10115
Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways FSK20113
Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing & Home & Community ) CHC33015
Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) CHC33015
Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30113
Certificate III in Health Services Assistance HLT33115
Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance HLT33115
Certificate III in Business BSB30115
Certificate IV in Ageing Support CHC43015
Certificate IV in Accounting & Bookkeeping FNS40217
Certificate IV in New Small Business BSB42618
Certificate IV in Community Services CHC42015
Certificate IV in Human Resources BSB41015
Certificate IV in Leadership & Management BSB42015
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50113
Diploma of Leadership & Management BSB51918

Note: the number of places offered is subject to funding availability.

Course Fees

Fees apply for your selected program. The fee amount you pay and the government contribution depends upon your eligibility. The courses are subsidised for all eligible participants with a further concession rate available for those in receipt of some Commonwealth benefits. The schedule of fees can be accessed here

If you are in receipt of an eligible commonwealth benefit or allowance (see below), we will need documentation from you which will assist us in calculating your Fee or your eligibility for fee exemption.

If you apply for Recognition of Prior Learning or Credit Transfer the qualification price will be adjusted and a new student fee will be determined.

Fee free scholarships are available for qualifications up to and including Certificate IV level for 15-30 year olds who are in receipt of a Commonwealth Benefit or a dependant of a Commonwealth Benefit recipient.

• Fee exemption applies for Aborigines and those in receipt of Disability Pension.
• A NSW Apprentice on a Newstart Allowance is not eligible for a concession fee
• A NSW New Entrant Trainee on a Newstart Allowance is not eligible for a concession fee.
• The Carer Payment is a specific benefit paid by the Commonwealth; this category does not include the Carer Allowance or Carer Adjustment Payment.

Eligible Commonwealth Benefits & Allowances for concession fee:

• Age Pension
• Carer Payment (see comment below)
• Farm Household Allowance
• Newstart Allowance
• Special Benefit
• Veterans' Children Education Scheme
• Widow B Pension
• Wife Pension
• Austudy
• Disability Support Pension
• Family Tax Benefit Part A (maximum rate
• Parenting Payment (Single)
• Sickness Allowance
• Veterans' Affairs Pensions
• Widow Allowance
• Youth Allowance

Fee Free Scholarships

Limited fee free scholarships in Smart & Skilled subsidised qualifications are available for those 15-30 years of age in receipt of a Commonwealth Benefit or a dependant of a Commonwealth Benefit recipient (benefits listed above) and who meet the general Smart & Skilled eligibility criteria.


A majority of the qualifications from Certificate III level and higher, listed above, can be studied through a traineeship pathway. The administration fee for new entrant traineeships has been capped at $1000 with effect from 1 January 2016. You could receive Government incentive payments of up to $4000 to upskill your staff with customised training. Let Northern Beaches & Mosman College work with you to build your workforce! For more information contact 9970 1000 or click here.

Before you enrol

The following documents give you further important information about your study at the College under Smart & Skilled including fee information, consumer protection information, deferral of discontinuance of training, access to support and assistance and contact details for various support services:

NBMC Student Handbook
Smart & Skilled Student Information Handbook
Smart & Skilled Consumer Protection Policy & Strategy
Smart & Skilled Fee & Refund Policy
Smart & Skilled Fee Administration Policy

What next?

For more information please contact Fran Butterworth on 9970 1007 or email

For information on Smart & Skilled please visit The Smart & Skilled Website. Smart & Skilled enquiries/complaints tel 13 28 11.

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

_Northern Beaches & Mosman College
Registered Training Organisation – National ID 90113

Contact us

Narrabeen Annex: 1525 Pittwater Road,
North Narrabeen NSW 2101
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Fri

Brookvale Campus: Level 1, 14 William St, Brookvale NSW 2100
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Thur

Post: NBCC Reply Paid 1966, Dee Why NSW 2099

Phone: 02 9970 1000

Registered Training Organisation Code 90113