Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. It's helping people in NSW get the skills they need to find a job and advance their careers.
Government funding is reserved for those who are in genuine need of financial assistance as we have limited allocations every year. You must meet eligibility criteria and provide specific documented evidence. Please consider a payment plan as another option to using this limited resource.
Your eligibility for a government-subsidised Smart and Skilled course no longer depends on your previous qualifications.
From 2016, all students, regardless of the level of any previous qualifications held, may access subsidised Smart and Skilled training up to Certificate III level. This means that even if you have a higher level qualification you may still be eligible to re-train to enter (or re-enter) the workforce.
You must meet all of the following criteria:
Visit the Smart and Skilled website for more information.
If you're eligible for subsidised training, you pay only a portion of the training cost, on average, between 55% and 90% of the course cost. The NSW Government subsidises the remaining amount. Each government-subsidised qualification has a fixed price (regardless of training provider), which is determined by the NSW Government and is dependent on your eligibility.
|New South Wales Government Funded Courses||Student Co‐Contribution Fee
|MAR20318 Certificate II in Maritime Operations
(Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal)
|MAR20418 Certificate II in Maritime Operations
(Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 Near Coastal)
|MAR30918 Certificate III in Maritime Operations
(Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal)
*Note: The above fees are estimates only.
Also note that these fees are the course fees only and do not cover additional fees such as those relating to the final assessment, AMSA submission or marine radio application fee.
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