Smart and Skilled Funding
Training under Smart and Skilled is subsidised by the NSW Government
Am I Eligible?
METS Training Services delivers government subsidised training, including the NSW government training under the Smart and Skilled program.
To access NSW government-subsidised training with METS Training Services, including fee exemptions or concessions, you must be:
- an Australian citizen or meet the criteria of being an Australian permanent resident, a humanitarian visa holder, or a New Zealand citizen;
- aged 15 years or older;
- no longer be at school;
- living or working in NSW; or registered as a NSW apprentice or new entrant trainee.
Job Trainer/Skilling for Recovery (SfR)
Currently training under JobTrainer/Skilling for Recovery (SfR) is fee-free and fully funded by the NSW and Commonwealth governments
Am I eligible?
JobTrainer/SfR is an employment support initiative, that offers free and low-cost courses, both short and long, in response to people left unemployed due to the COVID economic downturn or currently employed looking at undertaking a specified full or part qualification in the areas listed below.
It is projected to create up to 340,700 new positions to support school leavers and job seekers, helping them gain the skills they need to get a job.
To be eligible for a fee-free and fully subsidised place you must meet Smart and Skilled guidelines:
- living or working in NSW
- no longer be at school;
AND must fit into ONE of the following criteria:
- A person aged 16 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)
- An unemployed person
- An existing worker currently working in the construction industry.
- A Veteran
- A Veteran’s Recognised Partner (includes Spouse, Recognised De-facto or Ex-Spouse/Recognised De-facto)
- A person who is currently employed looking at undertaking a specified full or part qualification in the following areas:
(Note: to be eligible , existing worker students do not need to be employed in one of the industries.)
- Aged care
- Digital skills
- Disability care
- Training and Education (TAE)
- An employed person who is ‘expected to become unemployed’ who falls into one of the following four categories:
- Stood down/ furloughed employee
- Person who has been employed for 6 months or less
- Low skilled/unskilled employee
- Workers in declining industries.
Fee For Service
If you are not eligible for the above subsidies/fee free training, METS offers Payment Plans through Debit Success for all fee-paying students.