Smart and Skilled & Community Service Obligation Funded Courses

Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW vocational education and training (VET) system. It is helping people in NSW get the skills they need to find a job and advance their careers.

Government Subsidised Training

You are eligible if you fall into one of these categories:

  • an Australian citizen, permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder, or New Zealand citizen, and
  • aged 15 years or older
  • not at school*, and
  • living or working in NSW

Specific courses have been subsidised by the NSW Government. It is available if you fall into one of the following categories:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
  • students with a disability
  • long-term unemployed
  • students who are Commonwealth welfare recipients and their dependants
  • young people (15 - 17 years of age) who are at risk of not making a successful transition from school to further training or work
  • migrants/refugees who are unemployed or underemployed
  • people with other barriers to the Smart and Skilled entitlement program
  • people in regional and remote communities where training under the Smart and Skilled entitlement program cannot easily be accessed.
Smart & Skilled funding Community Service Obligation funding

22075VIC Certificate II in Auslan

FSK10113 Certificate I in Access to Vocational Pathways 

22077VIC Certificate III in Auslan

22234VIC Course in Initial General Education for Adults

22078VIC Certificate IV in Auslan

22235VIC Certificate I in General Education for Adults (Introductory)

22081VIC Diploma of Auslan

22236VIC Certificate I in General Education for Adults

PSP52412 Diploma of Interpreting


For other information:

If you would like more information, please contact Smart and Skilled at 1300 772 104.

*Special conditions apply to ACE CSO programs for young people still at school. Ask the Deaf Society about these conditions.


Enrolment in a Deaf Society course does not guarantee that a student will successfully complete their course, or that the student with obtain a particular employment outcome where this is outside the control of the Deaf Society. RTO ID: 91243.