Smart and Skilled: New government resource for NSW apprentices and employers


Smart and SkilledThe NSW Government has released a new website providing resources and tools for students and employers in the trades and other apprenticeships and traineeships.

The website features an Eligibility Checker and a Course Finder, which enables students to find a course and an approved training provider that meets their needs, as well as calculate their estimated fee for the course and check eligibility for government funding.

The website is called¬†“Smart and Skilled”, which is also the name of the Government’s fully contestable funding model of training beginning in 2015. They say the site “contains comprehensive information on Smart and Skilled courses, including apprenticeships and traineeships, new fee information and consumer protection measures.”

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You can visit the website at to explore the range of information and find out about Smart and Skilled courses in 2015.



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