NSW Fee Free Training
SMART AND SKILLED

Smart and Skilled

Smart and Skilled is a NSW Government initiative that provides subsidised training courses to eligible students to help people get training in in-demand skills and industries to get the skills they need to find a job and advance their careers. Through Smart and Skilled vocational education providers deliver training that meets geographic, occupational and industry needs of communities across NSW.

NSW Fee-free & Fee-Free Traineeship*

NSW Fee-free & Fee-Free Traineeship* is a joint initiative of the Australian Commonwealth and New South Wales Governments, your tuition fee will be covered by the Australian and NSW governments for eligible people wanting to train, retrain or upskill.

Students are limited to enrolling in only one Fee-free* course per semester.
Your enrolment is confirmed when you receive an email from us confirming your enrolment.

Explore fully subsidised training to gain skills in Australia’s growing industries. Here!
https://skills.education.nsw.gov.au/nsw-fee-free

As a Smart and Skilled contracted training provider, Lead College-approved full qualification courses are fee-free ($0) * for eligible students.

NSW Fee-free Training* Students must be enrolling & commence between 1 July 2024 and 31 December 2024. 

Places are limited and not guaranteed. Enrolling or applying early is recommended. The number of funded Fee-free* places is determined by the terms of the skills agreement between the Australian Commonwealth and New South Wales Governments.

Join today, to get the maximum advantage of a Smart and Skilled Training Program with us.

Who is eligible?

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.

 

Under Skills NSW, you may be able to study a fee-free course if you are:

  • 15 years old or over
  • no longer at school
  • living or working in NSW
  • an Australian citizen, permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen.

 

For more information regarding NSW Fee Free and eligibility & about the funding under Smart & Skilled please visit this website:  Skills NSW – Explore Fee Free training.

 

Our approved priority qualifications list for the full qualification is available under Smart and Skilled Training (NSW Fee Free Training & Non-NSW Fee Free Training (Low fee) :

Explore Our Qualifications eligible for Smart and Skilled Training - NSW Fee Free & Low Fee! below:

Region – Sydney & Central Coast

NSW Fee Free Training ($0)

Qualification Name

National Code

Course Fee

Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying

CPC33020

$0

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC30121

$0

Certificate III in Individual Support

CHC33021

$0

Smart and Skilled Training (Non-NSW Fee Free Qualifications)

Qualification Name

National Code

First Qualification

Second or Further Qualification

Concession

Certificate III in Automotive Electric Vehicle Technology

AUR32721

$2,410

$2,900

$240

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

AUR30620

$2,410

$2,900

$240

Certificate III in Carpentry

CPC30220

$2,990

$3,580

$240

Certificate III in Pathology Collection

HLT37215

$1,450

$1,750

$240

 

Remark: Unless the student is eligible for the special circumstances. i.e. eligibility waiver for the Asylum seeker – Temporary Humanitarian visa or the Asylum seeker – bridging visa, youth, NSW Veterans. Refugee protection visa. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding the eligibility for the NSW Fee Free Training.

Smart and Skilled Entitlement Apprenticeships and Traineeships Program

Activity Period 01/07/2024 – 30/06/2025

Region

Qualification Name

National Code

Sydney

Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design

RII60520

Sydney

Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying

CPC33020

Sydney

Certificate III in Carpentry

CPC30220

Sydney

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC30121

Sydney

Certificate III in Individual Support

CHC33021

Sydney

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

AUR30620

Sydney

Certificate III in Pathology Collection

HLT37215

Sydney

Certificate IV in Ageing Support

CHC43015

Sydney

Certificate IV in Building and Construction

CPC40120

Sydney

Certificate IV in Disability Support

CHC43121

Sydney

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

CPC50220

Sydney

Diploma of Community Services

CHC52021

Sydney

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC50121

 

Capital Region 

Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design

RII60520

Capital Region

Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying

CPC33020

Capital Region

Certificate III in Carpentry

CPC30220

Capital Region

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC30121

Capital Region

Certificate III in Individual Support

CHC33021

Capital Region

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

AUR30620

Capital Region

Certificate III in Pathology Collection

HLT37215

Capital Region

Certificate IV in Ageing Support

CHC43015

Capital Region

Certificate IV in Building and Construction

CPC40120

Capital Region

Certificate IV in Disability Support

CHC43121

Capital Region

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

CPC50220

Capital Region

Diploma of Community Services

CHC52021

Capital Region

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC50121

 

Central Coast

Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design

RII60520

Central Coast

Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying

CPC33020

Central Coast

Certificate III in Carpentry

CPC30220

Central Coast

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC30121

Central Coast

Certificate III in Individual Support

CHC33021

Central Coast

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

AUR30620

Central Coast

Certificate III in Pathology Collection

HLT37215

Central Coast

Certificate IV in Ageing Support

CHC43015

Central Coast

Certificate IV in Building and Construction

CPC40120

Central Coast

Certificate IV in Disability Support

CHC43121

Central Coast

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

CPC50220

Central Coast

Diploma of Community Services

CHC52021

Central Coast

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC50121

 

Central West

Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design

RII60520

Central West

Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying

CPC33020

Central West

Certificate III in Carpentry

CPC30220

Central West

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC30121

Central West

Certificate III in Individual Support

CHC33021

Central West

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

AUR30620

Central West

Certificate III in Pathology Collection

HLT37215

Central West

Certificate IV in Ageing Support

CHC43015

Central West

Certificate IV in Building and Construction

CPC40120

Central West

Certificate IV in Disability Support

CHC43121

Central West

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

CPC50220

Central West

Diploma of Community Services

CHC52021

Central West

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC50121

 

Coffs Harbour -Grafton

Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design

RII60520

Coffs Harbour -Grafton

Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying

CPC33020

Coffs Harbour -Grafton

Certificate III in Carpentry

CPC30220

Coffs Harbour -Grafton

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC30121

Coffs Harbour -Grafton

Certificate III in Individual Support

CHC33021

Coffs Harbour -Grafton

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

AUR30620

Coffs Harbour -Grafton

Certificate III in Pathology Collection

HLT37215

Coffs Harbour -Grafton

Certificate IV in Ageing Support

CHC43015

Coffs Harbour -Grafton

Certificate IV in Building and Construction

CPC40120

Coffs Harbour -Grafton

Certificate IV in Disability Support

CHC43121

Coffs Harbour -Grafton

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

CPC50220

Coffs Harbour -Grafton

Diploma of Community Services

CHC52021

Coffs Harbour -Grafton

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC50121

 

Far West and Orana

Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design

RII60520

Far West and Orana

Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying

CPC33020

Far West and Orana

Certificate III in Carpentry

CPC30220

Far West and Orana

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC30121

Far West and Orana

Certificate III in Individual Support

CHC33021

Far West and Orana

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

AUR30620

Far West and Orana

Certificate III in Pathology Collection

HLT37215

Far West and Orana

Certificate IV in Ageing Support

CHC43015

Far West and Orana

Certificate IV in Building and Construction

CPC40120

Far West and Orana

Certificate IV in Disability Support

CHC43121

Far West and Orana

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

CPC50220

Far West and Orana

Diploma of Community Services

CHC52021

Far West and Orana

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC50121

 

Hunter Valley excl Newcastle

Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design

RII60520

Hunter Valley excl Newcastle

Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying

CPC33020

Hunter Valley excl Newcastle

Certificate III in Carpentry

CPC30220

Hunter Valley excl Newcastle

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC30121

Hunter Valley excl Newcastle

Certificate III in Individual Support

CHC33021

Hunter Valley excl Newcastle

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

AUR30620

Hunter Valley excl Newcastle

Certificate III in Pathology Collection

HLT37215

Hunter Valley excl Newcastle

Certificate IV in Ageing Support

CHC43015

Hunter Valley excl Newcastle

Certificate IV in Building and Construction

CPC40120

Hunter Valley excl Newcastle

Certificate IV in Disability Support

CHC43121

Hunter Valley excl Newcastle

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

CPC50220

Hunter Valley excl Newcastle

Diploma of Community Services

CHC52021

Hunter Valley excl Newcastle

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC50121

 

Illawarra

Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design

RII60520

Illawarra

Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying

CPC33020

Illawarra

Certificate III in Carpentry

CPC30220

Illawarra

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC30121

Illawarra

Certificate III in Individual Support

CHC33021

Illawarra

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

AUR30620

Illawarra

Certificate III in Pathology Collection

HLT37215

Illawarra

Certificate IV in Ageing Support

CHC43015

Illawarra

Certificate IV in Building and Construction

CPC40120

Illawarra

Certificate IV in Disability Support

CHC43121

Illawarra

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

CPC50220

Illawarra

Diploma of Community Services

CHC52021

Illawarra

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC50121

 

Mid North Coast

Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design

RII60520

Mid North Coast

Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying

CPC33020

Mid North Coast

Certificate III in Carpentry

CPC30220

Mid North Coast

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC30121

Mid North Coast

Certificate III in Individual Support

CHC33021

Mid North Coast

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

AUR30620

Mid North Coast

Certificate III in Pathology Collection

HLT37215

Mid North Coast

Certificate IV in Ageing Support

CHC43015

Mid North Coast

Certificate IV in Building and Construction

CPC40120

Mid North Coast

Certificate IV in Disability Support

CHC43121

Mid North Coast

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

CPC50220

Mid North Coast

Diploma of Community Services

CHC52021

Mid North Coast

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC50121

 

Murray

Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design

RII60520

Murray

Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying

CPC33020

Murray

Certificate III in Carpentry

CPC30220

Murray

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC30121

Murray

Certificate III in Individual Support

CHC33021

Murray

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

AUR30620

Murray

Certificate III in Pathology Collection

HLT37215

Murray

Certificate IV in Ageing Support

CHC43015

Murray

Certificate IV in Building and Construction

CPC40120

Murray

Certificate IV in Disability Support

CHC43121

Murray

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

CPC50220

Murray

Diploma of Community Services

CHC52021

Murray

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC50121

 

New England and North West

Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design

RII60520

New England and North West

Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying

CPC33020

New England and North West

Certificate III in Carpentry

CPC30220

New England and North West

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC30121

New England and North West

Certificate III in Individual Support

CHC33021

New England and North West

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

AUR30620

New England and North West

Certificate III in Pathology Collection

HLT37215

New England and North West

Certificate IV in Ageing Support

CHC43015

New England and North West

Certificate IV in Building and Construction

CPC40120

New England and North West

Certificate IV in Disability Support

CHC43121

New England and North West

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

CPC50220

New England and North West

Diploma of Community Services

CHC52021

New England and North West

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC50121

 

Richmond – Tweed

Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design

RII60520

Richmond – Tweed

Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying

CPC33020

Richmond – Tweed

Certificate III in Carpentry

CPC30220

Richmond – Tweed

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC30121

Richmond – Tweed

Certificate III in Individual Support

CHC33021

Richmond – Tweed

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

AUR30620

Richmond – Tweed

Certificate III in Pathology Collection

HLT37215

Richmond – Tweed

Certificate IV in Ageing Support

CHC43015

Richmond – Tweed

Certificate IV in Building and Construction

CPC40120

Richmond – Tweed

Certificate IV in Disability Support

CHC43121

Richmond – Tweed

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

CPC50220

Richmond – Tweed

Diploma of Community Services

CHC52021

Richmond – Tweed

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC50121

 

Riverina

Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design

RII60520

Riverina

Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying

CPC33020

Riverina

Certificate III in Carpentry

CPC30220

Riverina

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC30121

Riverina

Certificate III in Individual Support

CHC33021

Riverina

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

AUR30620

Riverina

Certificate III in Pathology Collection

HLT37215

Riverina

Certificate IV in Ageing Support

CHC43015

Riverina

Certificate IV in Building and Construction

CPC40120

Riverina

Certificate IV in Disability Support

CHC43121

Riverina

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

CPC50220

Riverina

Diploma of Community Services

CHC52021

Riverina

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC50121

 

Southern Highlands and Shoalhaven

Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design

RII60520

Southern Highlands and Shoalhaven

Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying

CPC33020

Southern Highlands and Shoalhaven

Certificate III in Carpentry

CPC30220

Southern Highlands and Shoalhaven

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC30121

Southern Highlands and Shoalhaven

Certificate III in Individual Support

CHC33021

Southern Highlands and Shoalhaven

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

AUR30620

Southern Highlands and Shoalhaven

Certificate III in Pathology Collection

HLT37215

Southern Highlands and Shoalhaven

Certificate IV in Ageing Support

CHC43015

Southern Highlands and Shoalhaven

Certificate IV in Building and Construction

CPC40120

Southern Highlands and Shoalhaven

Certificate IV in Disability Support

CHC43121

Southern Highlands and Shoalhaven

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

CPC50220

Southern Highlands and Shoalhaven

Diploma of Community Services

CHC52021

Southern Highlands and Shoalhaven

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC50121

 

School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships Program

Activity Period 01/07/2024 – 30/06/2025

Region

Qualification Name

National Code

Sydney

Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

AUR30320

Sydney

Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying

CPC33020

Sydney

Certificate III in Carpentry

CPC30220

Sydney

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

SIT30821

Sydney

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC30121

Sydney

Certificate III in Individual Support

CHC33021

Sydney

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

AUR30620

 

Capital Region 

Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

AUR30320

Capital Region

Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying

CPC33020

Capital Region

Certificate III in Carpentry

CPC30220

Capital Region

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

SIT30821

Capital Region

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC30121

Capital Region

Certificate III in Individual Support

CHC33021

Capital Region

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

AUR30620

 

Central Coast

Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

AUR30320

Central Coast

Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying

CPC33020

Central Coast

Certificate III in Carpentry

CPC30220

Central Coast

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

SIT30821

Central Coast

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC30121

Central Coast

Certificate III in Individual Support

CHC33021

Central Coast

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

AUR30620

 

Central West

Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

AUR30320

Central West

Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying

CPC33020

Central West

Certificate III in Carpentry

CPC30220

Central West

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

SIT30821

Central West

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC30121

Central West

Certificate III in Individual Support

CHC33021

Central West

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

AUR30620

 

Coffs Harbour -Grafton

Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

AUR30320

Coffs Harbour -Grafton

Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying

CPC33020

Coffs Harbour -Grafton

Certificate III in Carpentry

CPC30220

Coffs Harbour -Grafton

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

SIT30821

Coffs Harbour -Grafton

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC30121

Coffs Harbour -Grafton

Certificate III in Individual Support

CHC33021

Coffs Harbour -Grafton

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

AUR30620

 

Far West and Orana

Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

AUR30320

Far West and Orana

Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying

CPC33020

Far West and Orana

Certificate III in Carpentry

CPC30220

Far West and Orana

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

SIT30821

Far West and Orana

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC30121

Far West and Orana

Certificate III in Individual Support

CHC33021

Far West and Orana

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

AUR30620

 

Hunter Valley excl Newcastle

Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

AUR30320

Hunter Valley excl Newcastle

Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying

CPC33020

Hunter Valley excl Newcastle

Certificate III in Carpentry

CPC30220

Hunter Valley excl Newcastle

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

SIT30821

Hunter Valley excl Newcastle

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC30121

Hunter Valley excl Newcastle

Certificate III in Individual Support

CHC33021

Hunter Valley excl Newcastle

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

AUR30620

 

Illawarra

Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

AUR30320

Illawarra

Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying

CPC33020

Illawarra

Certificate III in Carpentry

CPC30220

Illawarra

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

SIT30821

Illawarra

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC30121

Illawarra

Certificate III in Individual Support

CHC33021

Illawarra

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

AUR30620

 

Mid North Coast

Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

AUR30320

Mid North Coast

Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying

CPC33020

Mid North Coast

Certificate III in Carpentry

CPC30220

Mid North Coast

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

SIT30821

Mid North Coast

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC30121

Mid North Coast

Certificate III in Individual Support

CHC33021

Mid North Coast

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

AUR30620

 

Murray

Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

AUR30320

Murray

Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying

CPC33020

Murray

Certificate III in Carpentry

CPC30220

Murray

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

SIT30821

Murray

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC30121

Murray

Certificate III in Individual Support

CHC33021

Murray

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

AUR30620

 

New England and North West

Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

AUR30320

New England and North West

Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying

CPC33020

New England and North West

Certificate III in Carpentry

CPC30220

New England and North West

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

SIT30821

New England and North West

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC30121

New England and North West

Certificate III in Individual Support

CHC33021

New England and North West

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

AUR30620

 

Richmond – Tweed

Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

AUR30320

Richmond – Tweed

Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying

CPC33020

Richmond – Tweed

Certificate III in Carpentry

CPC30220

Richmond – Tweed

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

SIT30821

Richmond – Tweed

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC30121

Richmond – Tweed

Certificate III in Individual Support

CHC33021

Richmond – Tweed

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

AUR30620

 

Riverina

Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

AUR30320

Riverina

Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying

CPC33020

Riverina

Certificate III in Carpentry

CPC30220

Riverina

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

SIT30821

Riverina

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC30121

Riverina

Certificate III in Individual Support

CHC33021

Riverina

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

AUR30620

 

Southern Highlands and Shoalhaven

Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology

AUR30320

Southern Highlands and Shoalhaven

Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying

CPC33020

Southern Highlands and Shoalhaven

Certificate III in Carpentry

CPC30220

Southern Highlands and Shoalhaven

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

SIT30821

Southern Highlands and Shoalhaven

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC30121

Southern Highlands and Shoalhaven

Certificate III in Individual Support

CHC33021

Southern Highlands and Shoalhaven

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

AUR30620

Contact us today to check the eligibility & availability!! at email: [email protected]

Phone: +61 466 978 505

Or 

Contact us via enquiry form. https://leadcollege.edu.au/contact/

This training is subsidised by the NSW government

https://www.nsw.gov.au/education-and-training/vocational

https://skills.education.nsw.gov.au/

 

 

 

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