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Get Funding – Smart and Skilled 


Wanting to complete a qualification in 2017? You may qualify for subsidised training under the NSW Government’s Smart and Skilled program.


Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW vocational education and training system. It gives people the chance to gain the skills they need to get a job and advance their careers.

Acacia Education & Training is proud to be an approved provider under the Smart & Skilled program. We offer subsidised training (subject to the below eligibility criteria) in most regions across New South Wales to both trainees and to non-trainees, in the following qualifications:


BSB20115 Certificate II in Business
BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support
CPP20611 Certificate II in Cleaning Operations

SIR20216 Certificate II in Retail Services

SIR30216 Certificate III in Retail


The training can be undertaken by either classroom delivery, on-line, correspondence, or by a combination of delivery methods.



To be eligible for a place in a government subsidised course under Smart & Skilled you must be:

  • an Australian citizen, permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen
  • aged 15 years or older
  • no longer be at school AND
  • living or working in NSW OR registered as a NSW apprentice or new entrant trainee.


**Candidates aged 15 to 30 years who receive certain Centrelink payments may qualify for a fee-free scholarship.**

Further details can be found on the Smart and Skilled website. Please contact us for further information and assistance.

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.