Skilling for Recovery*
NSW Smart & Skilled
*Training under Job Trainer is fee-free and fully funded by the NSW and Commonwealth government.
Updated: 9th January 2023
This information is subject to change as per Training Services NSW and NSW Smart and Skilled guidelines and will be updated as new information becomes available.
The NSW and Commonwealth governments have signed a $319 million 12-month Skills Agreement to support vocational training and skills development across NSW.
The funding will deliver a significant boost to the NSW skills and training sector by providing fee free places in courses that support NSW businesses and industries experiencing skills and labour shortages.
The fee free training places available will be rolled out under an initiative known as NSW Fee Free.
What does Skilling for Recovery fund?
Skilling for Recovery includes an additional 100,000 fee-free full and part qualification training places to reskill, retrain and redeploy the workforce to industries where there are skill shortages and emerging employment opportunities.
What full qualifications are available under Skilling for Recovery?
KARBEN Training Solutions are able to offer all of our qualifications under the Skilling for Recovery initiative. This includes:
CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support
BSB30120 Certificate III in Business
CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)
BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)
For a full list of qualifications available under Skilling for Recovery arrangements, view the NSW Skills List.
Who is eligible to study a full qualification under a Skilling for Recovery Waiver?
Skilling for Recovery has four key priority areas that each have their own eligibility requirements. The four key priority areas are:
- A young person aged 17 to 24 at commencement of training, regardless of employment status, including Year 12 School leavers
- A person who is a recipient of a Commonwealth Government welfare benefit (and their dependants) as specified in the Smart and Skilled Fee Administration Policy
- An unemployed person
- An employed person who is ‘expected to become unemployed’ as defined by the Department.
As Skilling for Recovery is an initiative the NSW Smart and Skilled, normal Smart and Skilled eligibility also applies. To be eligible for Smart and Skilled, you must be:
- 15 years old or over
- No longer at school
- Living or working in NSW
- An Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen.
How can I find out if I’m eligible for Skilling for Recovery?
Contact our team on 02 4353 7188 to complete an over-the-phone quote or complete the below NSW Smart and Skilled Eligibility Form to receive a quote within 1 – 3 business days.
Please note: any quote provided by KARBEN Training Solutions is based solely on the information provided by the prospective student and is subject to proof of eligibility as per the NSW Smart and Skilled Fee Administration Policy prior to progressing to enrolment.