Smart and Skilled Subsidised Training
Training Beyond 2000 Pty Ltd conducts subsidised training for qualifications offered under the Smart and Skilled Program, for applicants falling into two categories, being:
- traineeships or
- non traineeships.
Traineeships are available where the applicant is a new entrant trainee and has been employed for not more than 3 month’s full time or 12 months part time or casual or any combination of the above for a continuous period not exceeding 12 months.
Traineeships combine work based training with an employer and formal training from a training provider. They are established under training contracts between the employer and the trainee and are regulated by government.
Where funded qualifications are offered as traineeships, most new entrant trainees are eligible for a Smart and Skilled subsidy.
As a new entrant trainee, you are eligible to a government subsidy for your traineeship qualification, even if you already have a Certificate IV or higher qualification.
You can find out more information about the qualifications and calculate your course fee, if any, on the Smart and Skilled website at www.smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au.
For those NSW Trainees who commence their traineeship qualification on or after 1 January 2020 the Smart and Skilled training will be ‘Fee Free’. Under this arrangement, the NSW Government will pay the full participant fee to the provider on behalf of the trainee. The subsidy will therefore cover the total cost of the training (i.e. the qualification price). ‘Fee Free’ training will be available to commencing trainees for 4 years, until 31 December 2023.
Information regarding eligibility for the Fee Free Traineeship can be located on the VET NSW website at: www.vet.nsw.gov.au.
Non traineeship subsidised courses are available where the applicant is an existing worker and meets the requirements to enrol in the Smart and Skilled Program, however, they do not meet the traineeship employment requirements referred to above.