Smart and Skilled

Smart and Skilled 2023-24

Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. It's helping people in NSW get the skills they need to find a job and advance their careers.

The Smart and Skilled program provides eligible students with Government funding for specific courses in sectors where upskilling and employment is a priority.

To determine if you're eligible, go to the are you eligible? page or visit the Smart and Skilled website for more information.

Please note, you must meet the eligibility criteria to study at Bedford College fee-free. Smart and Skilled is only applicable for eligible students residing in NSW, Australia.


Fee-free training under the Smart and Skilled program

Currently, Bedford College is offering limited places for eligible students under the Smart and Skilled program.



  • Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care (CHC30121)
  • Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care (CHC50121)


Up-skilling and professional development:

  • SG00009627 Statement of Attainment - Early Childhood Education and Care
  • SG00009674 Statement of Attainment - Early Childhood Education and Care


Fee-free places are limited and available only to eligible NSW residents. Get in touch with Bedford to learn more by making an enquiry or calling 1300 174 174.

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