Smart and Skilled

From January 2015 the NSW Government reform Smart and Skilled will be in place which changes the way in which training in NSW is funded.

As part of these changes, the NSW Government has released the 2015 Skills List which sets out priority areas for training for skills that are needed for jobs and economic growth. If you choose to study a qualification that is included on this list, based on meeting eligibility criteria, some of the course fees may be covered by the Government and you will pay a fee that will depend on your individual circumstances.

To learn more about Smart and Skilled visit their website at

TAFE NSW Government subsidised fee

The fee you pay may be lower or higher depending on your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, a concession or an exemption. In some cases there are limited government subsidised places available. Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 393 for a personal fee assessment and to find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place.  If you do not gain a subsidised place you may be able to enrol and pay the non-government subsidised fee.

Courses offered by TAFE Western that are on the Skills List are indicated by the term Government Subsidised in our 'Find a Course' section of the website and will be indicated on our course information brochures. 

Non Government subsidised fee

There are no fee exemptions, concessions or subsidies available for this option. Your tuition fee includes all essential study materials. Extra study resources may be available to enhance your learning and will attract an additional charge. Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 39 for more information and payment options. Fees, charges and course offerings are subject to change.

Payment options - Fee instalment plan

Students will have the option of paying in instalments with 25% of their fee upfront, and the balance being monthly repayments finishing 1 month prior to the completion date of your qualification.

Eligibility for a place in a government subsidised course

To be eligible for a place in a government subsidised course you must be:
1. an Australian citizen, permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen 
2. aged 15 years or older 
3. no longer be at school and 
4. living or working in NSW

Details of eligibility for a government subsidised places can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or alternatively you can call us on 1300 823 393.