Important Information

Australian Training Plus delivers Smart and Skilled courses for eligible students across the following regions: Richmond - Tweed, Hunter Valley, Newcastle and Lake Macquarie, New England and North West, Far West Orana, and Central West. Eligible students are entitled to government-subsidised training up to and including Certificate III. Government funding is available for higher-level courses (Certificate IV and above) in targeted priority areas only.

Eligibility Requirements

Are you eligible for Smart and Skilled Training? Are you: ​

For further information regarding your eligibility please visit the Smart and Skilled website. To undertake a VET course you will require a Unique Student Identifier (USI) which can be attained from the USI website.

You only need to create a USI once and it will stay with you for life.

Fee Information

For a full list of fees and requirements please visit the Smart and Skilled website.

Australian Training Plus has a comprehensive refund policy outlined in our Student Handbook. Smart and Skilled has Fee-Free Scholarships which are available to eligible students. To find out more regarding Fee-Free Scholarships and eligibility requirements please visit the Smart and Skilled website. People who are experiencing or have experienced domestic and family violence and/or their dependant(s) may be eligible for free training that is funded by the NSW government under the Smart and Skilled initiative. Please go to the Smart and Skilled website or contact Smart and Skilled on 1300 772 104 or email

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer (CT)

See our Student Handbook for a comprehensive explanation of RPL and CT and how they apply to your training and assessment. Any applicable RPL or CT will change the fee we charge. ​

Deferring or Transferring

For information regarding deferral or transfer of your course please see page 17 of the Student Handbook. ​

Work Placement

See the Work Placement Handbook for tips and tricks on preparing for your work placement and for your record of hours and activities. If you require further information regarding work placement please contact us on 6764 6858 or email ​

Accessing help during training

Joblink Plus has access to a number of support services that can help you complete your training, from counselling to literacy support. For information on how to access these services please speak to a staff member by calling 6764 6858 or emailing