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What is Smart and Skilled?

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.

Smart and Skilled provides eligible students with:

  • An entitlement to government-subsidised training up to and including Certificate III
  • Government funding for higher-level courses (Certificate IV and above) in targeted priority areas.

The CMTO (RTO ID: 91800) offers the Smart and Skilled programme for the following courses:

CUA31020 Certificate III in Screen and Media 

CUA41220 Certificate IV in Screen and Media

CUA41220 Certificate IV in Screen and Media-Traineeship

If you're a prospective student, the Smart and Skilled website tells you everything you need to know about Smart and Skilled before you enrol with your preferred training provider.

To read more about the notification of enrolment process and obtaining a USI download the FORM 79 Pre enrolment information Smart and Skilled Students V2.5

Upon enrolment evidence must be provided of citizenship. Also, evidence must be provided that the student lives or works in NSW. A letter from an employer can be provided as proof that the student works in NSW. A document from the government such as a driver’s licence will help prove that they live in NSW.


Please refer to the Smart and Skilled Administration policy to check your eligibility as to whether you can apply for a concession/exemption.

Consent form

You will have to complete a Smart and Skilled consent form so that your information can be provided to the Department of Education.

Information for employers

Please refer to the below websites for information on the relevant forms required for employees under the Smart and Skilled program.

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