NSW Skills List - Smart and Skilled
The NSW Skills List identifies the qualifications that are eligible for a government subsidy under Smart and Skilled.
What is the NSW Skills List?
Qualifications on the NSW skills list are eligible for government subsidy under NSW Smart and Skilled.
The NSW Skills List includes a range of vocational qualifications to support the diverse skills needs of NSW employers.
Training Services NSW developed the NSW Skills list in consultation with industry, training providers and the community.
The Skills List covers all industry sectors in NSW and includes qualifications up to Advanced Diploma.
The Skills List enables people to make more informed choices about their training, so they can get the skills they need to get a job, advance their career or continue onto further study.
What qualifications are on the list?
The Skills List covers:
- Certificate ll to Advanced Diploma qualifications
- Selected Foundation Skills courses
- All apprenticeships and selected traineeships
- Part qualifications for key groups and sectors.
How is the Skills List updated?
Details on the management of the Skills List, including how qualifications may be added, removed or updated on the list are available in the NSW Skills List Management Policy.
The Skills List is reviewed twice a year to ensure it meets the changing skill needs of industry.
It’s also updated regularly during the year to reflect changes to qualifications and vocational training orders for apprenticeships and traineeships.
- NSW Skills List (applies from 1 January 2022)
Prices and payment arrangements
A fixed qualification price has been set for each qualification on the NSW Skills List.
The qualification price is calculated to cover the costs associated with training delivery and assessment, including teaching staff, administration, utilities, course-specific costs and capital costs. It covers both variable and fixed costs.
Approved training providers determine payment arrangements for their students. They must publish information about these arrangements and must inform students about them before enrolment.
To find out more about prices, fees and subsidies for the qualifications see Prices, fees and subsidies
For a list of qualifications see the course finder on Skills NSW
Skilling for Recovery
Priority Part Qualifications List
The list below shows:
Part qualifications approved under Skilling for Recovery
- These are either a nationally accredited skills set or locally designed skills groups approved for delivery by the National Skills Commission
Details of the Units of Competency, price and loadings amount for each part qualification.
This list is regularly updated as qualifications are approved and added.
Redeployment and Youth
- Priority Part Qualifications - Redeployment and Youth - Pdf and Excel
This is the complete list of approved part qualifications suitable for those who are currently employed in one of the construction or related industries only.
This is the complete list of approved part qualifications suitable for:
- unemployed learners that require entry level skills to enter the construction industry
- learners who are new to the construction industry, and
- those who are currently employed in another industry, looking to reskill to obtain employment in the construction or a related industries.
This list can be accessed by construction existing workers also.
- Priority Part Qualifications - Construction - Full Excel list.
This is the complete list of approved part qualifications with individual tabs which cover the above learner employment status.
Note: All part qualifications that include high risk work licencing and/or mandatory units of competency, must meet the exception criteria (even when not marked as "Funded by Exception"). These may be changed at the discretion of the Department.
What if a qualification is not on the list?
If you want to deliver a (Skilling for recovery) qualification that is not on the list, please contact your Strategic Relationship Manager at your local Training Services NSW regional office. They’ll advise you how to apply to get the part qualification approved and added to the list, and for funding.