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Business Owners

We can help you through Smart and Skilled subsidised training or through a tailored workforce development strategy.

What is Smart and Skilled?

The NSW Government is changing the vocational education and training system through the Smart and Skilled reforms, from 1 January 2015. These reforms will better meet businesses' needs by linking subsidised training to priority industry areas.  

What is the NSW Skills List?

The 2016 NSW Skills List is a list of qualifications, from foundation skills courses to Advanced Diplomas, that the NSW Government will subsidise for eligible students. TAFE NSW offers many of the courses found on the 2016 NSW Skills List. Contact us to see how we can develop your workforce through training.

How can TAFE NSW help my business in a Smart and Skilled environment?

TAFE NSW delivers you job-ready employees or upskills your existing workers to make your business more competitive. We can help you through Smart and Skilled subsidised training or through a tailored workforce development strategy. Either way, you get the skilled workers you need to make your business more competitive. Talk to us to see how we can best help you achieve your business goals.

How will TAFE NSW graduates contribute to my competitiveness? 

We give your people the skills to make your business more competitive. Whether they are apprentices, new trainees or employees ready to upskill or reskill, TAFE NSW graduates are job-ready.

What does Smart and Skilled mean for my business?

Smart and Skilled gives businesses (if they operate in priority areas) more opportunities to address their skills shortages and develop their workforces by subsidising training.

Choose a trusted training provider. TAFE NSW delivers you job-ready employees to make your business more competitive. Take a look at the courses TAFE NSW offers that are on the 2016 NSW Skills List. Contact your local business consultant about accessing training for your workforce either as part of Smart and Skilled or through customised training.

What if my business needs training that is not on the Skills List?

If the 2016 Skills List is not relevant to your business, our consultants can help you to design and implement a workforce development strategy that underpins your business plan. Contact your local business consultant to discuss how we can tailor training to your specific business needs.

How will Smart and Skilled affect my apprentices and trainees?

Apprentices, new entrant trainees and their employers will still be able to choose an approved training provider and will be subsidised under existing arrangements; however, fees will be charged per qualification rather than on an annual basis. As currently occurs, existing worker trainees won't be eligible for government-subsidised training. Smart and Skilled provides new commencing eligible students with an entitlement to government-subsidised apprenticeships and new entrant traineeships on the 2016 NSW Skills List. Your business has the opportunity to choose a training provider you can trust. Take a look at the wide range of apprenticeship and traineeship courses TAFE NSW offers that are on the 2016 NSW Skills List, and talk to us.