Smart and Skilled (NSW)

Australian Nursing and Training Services is 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.

You will be eligible if

You are:

  1. 15 years old or over?
  2. No longer at school?
  3. Living or working in NSW?
  4. 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 2020 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 2020 – 2021, 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 you for study commencing from 1 July 2018. 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 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.