Funding

Funding Options

Smart and 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 each course with the student paying the balance.

To be eligible for Smart and Skilled Funding you must be:

  • 15 years old or over, and
  • no longer at school, and
  • living or working in NSW (or an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person living in specific NSW border areas), and
  • an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen
  • or are a NSW apprentice or trainee.

For more information about this Program visit the Smart and Skilled website.

All students enrolling in Smart and Skilled funded courses are required to read the Funding Fact Sheet and Declaration.

Tech Savvy for Small Business

Funding under Smart & Skilled is provided by the NSW Government to support small business owners and their staff by providing training in targeted areas such as information technology, business services and foundation skills.

Eligible learners must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility as outlined above and be an employer or employee of a small business. A small business is defined as a business with 20 employees or less, or an annual turnover of less than $2,000,000.

All students enrolling in Tech Savvy for Small Business courses are required to read the Funding Fact Sheet and Declaration.

Community Service Obligation

Funding under Smart & Skilled is provided by the NSW Government to assist learners who need extra support or assistance with reading, writing and numeracy.

Eligible learners include:

  • Australian citizens/permanent residents or humanitarian visa holders who have very low literacy, language and numeracy levels
  • people with limited employability skills
  • people who are unemployed or underemployed
  • students with a disability
  • students who are commonwealth welfare recipients
  • young disadvantaged students who need assistance transitioning to further study
  • people who have other barriers to Smart and Skilled entitlement.

Training can be provided in a range of areas including:

  • Foundation Skills and Job Skills Training
  • Community Services Work
  • Aged Care Work
  • Business Administration
  • Information, Digital Media and Technology

Community College Northern Inland Inc. is an approved Smart and Skilled provider of these courses: Business and Work Skills, Aged Care and Community Services, Disability Programs, English Language, First Aid, IT and Computer Training, Short Courses.

All students enrolling in these courses are required to read the Funding Fact Sheet and Declaration.