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What is Smart and Skilled?

Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET) system.

From 1 January 2015, Smart and Skilled provides eligible students with an entitlement to government-subsidised training up to and including Certificate III or government funding for higher-level courses (Certificate IV and above) in targeted priority areas.

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.

What course is the CMTO offering under Smart and Skilled?

Under the Smart and Skilled Program the CMTO is pleased to offer the following qualifications:

National Code and Qualification Name:

CUA31020 Certificate III in Screen and Media

Superseded Qualifications:

The Certificate III in Screen and Media [CUA31015] and Certificate IV in Screen and Media [CUA41215] courses have now been superseded. Students may need to transition to the Certificate III in Screen and Media [CUA31020]  or Certificate IV in Screen and Media [CUA41220] course when it becomes available. All existing students are required to complete their current studies by no later than 16 April 2022. Students who are unable to meet this deadline, will be contacted by the CMTO and advised of their options.

CUA31015 – Certificate III in Screen and Media

CUA41215- Certificate IV in Screen and Media Traineeship

Mode of Delivery:

Mixed Mode

Region/Delivery Locations:


Am I eligible for courses offered through Smart and Skilled?

To enrol for Smart and Skilled training you need to meet certain conditions.

Are you:
  • 15 years old or over?
  • no longer at school?
  • living or working in NSW?
  • an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian permanent 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.

For further details on the types of courses you are eligible for, go to the Smart and Skilled Website for more information.

Before you enrol, read the student pre-enrolment information leaflet which includes useful information about enrolment, getting your Unique Student Identifier, Fees and Refunds Consumer Protection, your Rights and Obligations and much more.

FORM 79 Pre enrolment information Smart and Skilled Students V2.2


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