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Qualifying For Funding & Subsidies

The range of Government programs and fee subsidies available is vast and constantly changing. This includes very attractive support for traineeships, industry training and placement programs, as well as a broad range of attractive subsidies for many accredited courses through the NSW Government Smart & Skilled subsidy program.

As part of our service, we evaluate any potential course subsidies or other funding support you may be entitled to through various Government initiatives. We also have arrangements supporting JobActive providers, employers and other job service industry providers.


If you live or work in NSW you may qualify to access a subsidised training course under the NSW Government 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.

Smart and Skilled subsidised training makes gaining your qualification much more affordable and achievable. The majority of course costs are funded by the NSW Government – and you can reserve your Smart and Skilled Government funded training place now.

Smart and Skilled flexible eligibility rules makes subsidised training open to eligible NSW residents, regardless of employment status and the qualifications you hold. Subject to meeting their criteria, Fee Free Scholarship places are also available, as well as Fee Exemptions and Concessions. Depending on the course, training can may be undertaken through either classroom delivery, online, correspondence, or by a combination/blended delivery methods for both non-trainees and trainees.

General Eligibility Criteria For Smart & Skilled

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
  • A New Zealand citizen
  • Aged 15 years or older
  • No longer 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.


We are constantly keeping up-to-date with the wide range of NSW and Federal Government initiatives. We also have arrangements supporting JobActive providers, employers and other job service industry providers.

Our assistance may include guiding employers wanting to offer traineeships, helping students to enrol in a course or supporting Jobactive and other job service providers to run specific courses.

The range of funding available varies all the time. For example, qualifications and training in certain industries or regions where current/future employment opportunities exist may receive extra incentives for both employers and students/trainees. 


Our Standard Schedule of Course Fees is available on our website by clicking here. Please note, the costs listed on the schedule is based on receiving no Government Subsidy or Funding support. The majority of our students typically pay a much smaller amount and often pay nothing at all! Remember, we will evaluate the cost (if any) after evaluating what subsidies you may be entitled to. This is a standard service we provide.

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We work directly with you to design training solutions specific to your needs. We can tailor nationally accredited short courses to address specific competencies required in your workplace. Customised training is flexible, specifically more relevant to your business and convenient.

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range of courses & traineeships

We deliver a wide range of nationally accredited qualifications plus support & service a range of traineeships. Our training programs focus on the knowledge and skills employers are looking for. All of our trainers have comprehensive experience in the industry sector they specialise in.

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funding & subsidy support programs

The range of Government Employment & Training programs and fee subsidies available is vast and constantly changing. We assist students, potential employers and job service providers with funding and subsidy support available. This includes very attractive incentives for traineeships.

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At Acacia Education & Training we strive to provide our students and employees of organisations with the skills and knowledge to excel in their chosen discipline. We provide flexible models of learning so everyone can benefit from life-long skills development.