Our Funding and Fee Options
NSW Smart and Skilled Traineeships
What is Smart & 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.
Fee Free Training – NSW Smart & Skilled Traineeships
Under the NSW Government's Fee-Free Traineeship Initiative, NSW Trainees who are funded under Smart and Skilled, and commence subsidised training on or after 1 January 2020, are eligible for free training!
If you are not eligible for the above subsidies/fee free training, Patrick's College Australia offers Payment Plans through Vet Student Loans for all fee-paying students