government funding (NSW)

Living Planit is a NSW Smart and Skilled approved training provider.

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 career.

Smart and Skilled provides eligible students with government funding for higher-level courses (Certificate IV and above) in targeted priority areas.

Am I eligible for Smart and Skilled training?

Are you:

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

If you answered ‘Yes’ to all four questions, then you’re eligible to enrol in a government-subsidised course with an approved Smart and Skilled training provider.

Partically Subsidised Training Program

*Smart and Skilled Targeted Priorities Full Qualifications (TPFQ)

Fee-Free Traineeship Program

*Smart and Skilled Entitlement Apprenticeships and Traineeships (EAT)

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*This is not a guarentee of your eligibility. Your Smart and Skilled eligibility will be confirmed during the enrolment process. For more information about Living Planit privacy police please visit

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I still eligible for Smart and Skilled funding if I have previous qualification?

Yes. Your eligibility for a government-subsidised Smart and Skilled course no longer depends on your previous qualifications.

Previous qualifications do not affect eligibility, but may affect the student fee.

Who is eligible for fee exemption?

You are eligible for a fee exemption if you have a disability and you receive the Commonwealth Government Disability Support Pension, or you are the dependant of a Disability Support Pension recipient, or you have a disability and can provide a supporting written statement from an appropriate specialise or support professional.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are eligible are exempt from fees for any Smart and Skilled courses.

I am receiving an Australian Government welfare benefit, can I pay a concession fee?

Yes. If you receive an Australian Government welfare benefit or are the dependant of an Australian Government welfare benefit recipient, and you meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility conditions to enrol in government-subsidised training, you may qualify to pay a concession fee.

Please note: No concession fees apply to Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas.

Supporting documents will be required at enrolment.

How much will your Smart and Skilled training cost you?

If you’re eligible for subsidised training under Smart and Skilled, you pay only a portion of the training cost. The rest is subsidised by the NSW Government.

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As a NSW Smart and Skilled training provider, Living Planit provides government-funded training programs to individuals and corporations