Funded Training NSW

Smart and Skilled Funded Courses

If you are interested in starting an early childhood career or upgrading your current qualification you should consider taking advantage of the significant savings offered via the Smart and Skilled funded distance courses. This training is subsidised by the NSW Government. The NSW Government offers the Smart and Skilled funded courses below through Training Services NSW and ECTARC.

Are you:

– 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?

If you answered ‘Yes’ to all four questions, then you’re eligible to enrol in a government-subsidised course with an approved Smart and Skilled training provider.

Current Funded Courses

Funding is currently available for the following regions:

  • Illawarra
  • Sydney
  • Riverina


Click on the qualification you are interested in studying.

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC40113 Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care

CHC50213 Diploma of School Age Education and Care

BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management


NSW Funded Programs Expression of Interest

Please complete the fields below so we can provide you with funded training options that will best suit your needs.