Vocational education

NSW has a robust vocational education and training system, with public, community and private providers offering high quality training right around the state. 

The NSW Government is committed to making training more relevant and accessible, and supporting people to get qualifications to make them job-ready. 

Smart and skilled

Through Smart and Skilled, the NSW Government is subsidising vocational qualifications in areas of skills needed - making it easier for people to get training, and ensuring a pipeline of skilled workers to support businesses in NSW.

There are more than 750 supported qualifications up to Advanced Diploma level across fields like electrical engineering, early childhood education and care, and computing.

Under Smart and Skilled, there are more approved providers offering subsidised training across the state, giving students and employers more flexibility and choice when it comes to finding a training provider to suits your needs.

For businesses seeking to take on young people for on-the-job training, we're making further adjustments to support apprenticeships and traineeships. Apprenticeship fees are already capped at $2,000, and in 2016 all traineeship fees will be capped at $1,000. 

To find out how your business can work with the NSW Government to take on trainees and apprentices, or for more information about training options, visit www.smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au