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Students who live or work in NSW may be eligible for a course fee subsidy from the NSW Government. Some qualifications are fee-free for eligible participants.

  • Please read the Information for NSW Smart & Skilled enrolments in our Student Handbook. 
  • Additional information can be found on the Smart & Skilled website.
  • The NSW Smart and Skilled Fee Administration policy is available here

Smart and Skilled funding is available to most people living or working in NSW.  You must be aged 15 or older, have left school, live or work in NSW and be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen. The following table gives an estimate of your student fee – you can check this for your situation in the Information for students on the Smart and Skilled website.

Details of eligibility for concession fees and exemptions are available on the Smart and Skilled website and a copy of the Smart and Skilled Fee Administration policy is available on our website.

Skilling For Recovery offers FEE FREE qualifications for eligible NSW participants. In addition to the above eligibility criteria, a student must also be 17-24 years of age OR unemployed OR at risk of unemployment, contact us for further information.

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government 


The NSW Government have announced Fee Free training for all Smart & Skilled eligible people for priority qualifications in 2023/2024.

SpraySMART can offer fee-free training for eligible students (see the eligibility below).

Training under NSW Fee Free is fee-free and fully funded by the NSW and Commonwealth governments.

Check your eligibility below or contact us via phone 1800 872 462

 or email for more information.

Eligibility Requirements

Fees free course availability is subject to meeting eligibility requirements and must be met as part of the enrolment process.

Under Skills NSW, you may be able to study a fee-free course if you are:

  • 15 years old or over
  • no longer at school
  • living or working in NSW
  • an Australian citizen, permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen.

All Smart and Skilled eligible students undertaking a course in 2023/2024 will not pay a fee.

Course entry requirements are available on the course page.

Fee-Free Course

The following course is available on the skills priority list.

AHCSS00074 Agricultural Chemical Skill Set

Which is made up of the 2 following Units of Competency:

  1. AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
  2. AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases


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