Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. It will give people the chance to gain the skills they need to get a job and advance their careers.

To find out more about this initiative go to the Smart and Skilled Website or phone 03-9832-0780.

Eligibility requirements:

You may be eligible for Smart and Skilled funding if you:

  1. are 15 years or older
  2. no longer at school
  3. living or working in NSW
  4. are an Australian citizen, permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen

Check your eligibility here


Student contribution Fees: Use the course finder on the Smart and Skilled website to estimate your fees:


How to enrol in a Smart and Skilled qualification?

As an approved provider, it is a requirement for us to notify the Department about applicant’s enrolment prior to the commencement of the training to check their eligibility and to obtain a quote for a mandatory student fee.

As a part of GBL’s Enrolment process, an applicant must complete the Smart and Skilled Application Form that is used to notify the Department. Applicants must also provide, on the same application form, a consent to use and disclosure of personal information to the Department of Education and Communities and other Government Agencies.

Courses are subject to eligibility and availability.

For more information, please contact the Student Support Team on 03-9832-0780.

Deferral and Withdrawal

If a student wants to defer their studies, they must notify the Student Support Team in writing with a reason of Deferral.

A deferral can be permitted for up to 12 months only from the date of receipt of notice from the student.

Students who do not recommence their studies within 12 months, will be considered as Withdrawn.

The student fee will not be refunded in this case.

Deferred students who wish to continue in their studies after the 12 month period will be treated as new enrolment and student fee will be charged accordingly.

Unique Student Identification (USI):

From 1 January 2015 all students participating in Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications are required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).