Smart & Skilled

New England Community Inc is an approved provider for Smart and Skilled in 2017

Qualifications that can be offed via Smart and Skilled.

BSB20115 Certificate II in Business
BSB30120 Certificate III in Business
FSK10119 Certificate I in Access to Vocational Pathways
FSK10219 Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways.
FSK20119 Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways.
ICT10115 Certificate I in Information, Digital Media and Technology
ICT20115 Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. It's helping people in NSW get the skills they need to find a job and advance their careers.

Smart and Skilled provides eligible students 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.

An individual may be eligible for government subsidised training if they are:

  • an Australian citizen, permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder,
  • and aged 15 years or older,
  • and live or work in New South Wales


Concessions and exemptions will be retained for Aboriginal people, students with a disability and welfare recipients. In addition, providers will get extra funding support for higher cost training in regional and remote areas and for disadvantaged students. This will ensure that all individuals can access high quality training

For more information on course prices, fees and subsidies visit:

 For details about the Smart and Skilled edibility equity process and notification of enrolment process visit:

For additional learning support services available at New England Community College INC view our Student Resources Section.

Smart and Skilled ACE CSO Program.

New England Community College is contracted to deliver Adult and Community Education (ACE) Community Service Obligation (CSO) program (ACECSO Program). This program is granted to approved ACE providers to deliver training and support that cannot be effectively addressed through other Smart and Skilled training.

The ACE CSO program provides funding towards training up to and including Certificate III level. The ACE CSO Program is designed to target disadvantaged students across NSW and students in regional and remote communities in NSW that experience significant barriers to training and employment.

For more information about the ACE CSO program, visit the smart and skilled website.