NSW Government Smart and Skilled funding

NSW Government Smart and Skilled funding

Smart and Skilled is the NSW Government program for government-subsidised Vocational Education and Training (VET). It aims to help people in NSW get in-demand qualifications so they can find a job and/or advance their career.

Smart and Skilled provides eligible students (subject to available funding) 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.

Australian Nursing And Training Services are approved NSW Government to offer Smart and Skilled funding. Approved providers need to meet and maintain stringent criteria to deliver training programs under Smart and Skilled.

Smart and Skilled (NSW)

You will be eligible if

You are:

  • 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 like Australian Nursing And Training Services.


The courses you can study are determined by the 2022 NSW Skills List and approved providers will offer one or more of these programs from the list, depending on what they are allowed to deliver. In 2022 – 2023, Australian Nursing And Training Services will initially offer the following programs.

Entitlement full Qualifications:

  • CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support
  • HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

Targeted Priority Full Qualifications:

  • CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing support
  • CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability
  • CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

Is there a Cost involved?

Learners studying under Smart and Skilled are encouraged to contribute toward their future and their training and this is called the ‘Student Fee’. The student fee charged is a set price for each qualification no matter who you study with but it may vary depending on your circumstances. You may also be eligible for a Concession, an Exemption or a Fee-Free Scholarship.

When you enquire with us about Smart and Skilled, we will advise you of your eligibility for an exemption or concession toward the student fee and tell you exactly what you will need to pay or whether you may qualify for a Fee Free Scholarship.

If you need to contribute to your training, you do not need to pay the student fee upfront, we will calculate the fee for you and negotiate a flexible payment plan with you.

Can I enrol now?

Yes. You can contact us and we can start the process to enrol. We will check your eligibility criteria and get you to fill out some paperwork including a form giving us your consent to use and potentially disclose personal private information and a form declaring all the information you give us is correct and true.

Further Information

If you would like further information contact Australian Nursing And Training Services via admin@austnursing.edu.au or call (02) 9542 3340 . We can advise you further on course dates, student fees, our recognition process for RPL and Credit Transfer and our Consumer Protection Policy. Our Student Handbook also contains detailed information on these policies and can be found at Student Handbook.

You can also access the Student Information section of the Smart and Skilled website at Student Information Smart and Skilled

Student Stories

Lucy Biol Eaton

The thought of ‘going back to school  orgoing to study again” is daunting for me as I finished my degree back home many years ago. But I am extremely glad that I took the course and chose ANTS to help me fulfill my goal and broaden my horizons. It truly gave me a valuable very rewarding and learning experience. It’s been absolutely amazing from the directions, teachers and the staff have given. Thank you all for giving me the opportunity to meet and learn from a cohortfull of driven individuals coming from different facilities and all walks of life.

John Napwanga

I would like to thank the whole ANTS team for making a great difference in my studies and life as a whole. Looking at my background to achieve what I want and reach the place that I am now, ANTS did a massive job in providing me with all the support and training for me to achieve my certificate III in health services assistance in acute care. ANTS has also helped me a lot by making the courses interesting by making everything to be real than theory. I would recommend everyone if you are looking for good training, ANTS is the plot best place. Thanks once again for stepping into my life for me to be somebody in the years to come god bless.

Rochelle Acosta

Thanks Australian Nursing And Training Services (ANTS) for helping me achieve my certificate III in individual support and home and community. The friendly staff, supportive environment, flexible course program, valuable work placement experience and accessible location Sutherland made studying possible. For mother like me looking for a place to acquire skills and kick start a new career, ANTS is the best place to be.

Shreejana Dangi

ANTS is one of the best platforms for those who are planning to do aged care courses. I finished my certificate III in individual support (ageing) from this institution. I got a nice job after finishing my placement at the same facility where I was posted. It is a full packaged service with experienced and qualified tutors, good learning environment, well equipped labs, and well managed classrooms.The staffs over here are so helpful, supportive, and motivative. Student from here has a higher chance of getting better job opportunities. So, I highly recommend everyone to join ANTS for your better career. 


Sarah Elizabeth Nicholla

I have always dreamed about becoming a nurse and wanted to get my foot in the door to get a feel of what it would be like. I am so glad I signed up and completed my certificate III in Individual support with ANTS as it has inspired me to further develop my skills.

The teachers are really supportive and go out of their way to help in any way they can.

Studying with ANTS has allowed me to continue work while I study, and the environment is comfortable supportive and positive.

Student testimonial

Pamela Ruth Onkundi

ANTS is a best place to study because of its friendly staff and qualified trainers. Both training and practical aspects were enjoyable and I learnt so much that helped me to go and offer services to our community. If you’re really interested in to develop skill that requires working in Aged care and disability industry, I strongly recommend you to join ANTS