Smart and Skilled

NSW Smart and Skilled Program

Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW Vocational education and training system. It is designed to help people get the skills they need to find a job and advance their careers.

NAISDA delivers the following courses under the Smart and Skilled program:

  • 10988NAT Certificate III in Dance Practice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
  • 11051NAT Certificate IV in Dance Practice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
  • 11052NAT Diploma of Professional Dance Performance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Under the Smart and Skilled program, eligible NSW residents and workers can access a nationally recognised qualification aligned with their job role, subsidised by the NSW Government.

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.

The following website provides prospective students with further information about Smart and Skilled before enrolment with a preferred training provider.

To find out more and check your eligibility please visit the Smart and Skilled website:

Consumer Protection Policy

As part of the NAISDA Smart and Skilled agreement, NAISDA will provide:

  • Accurate information.
  • Access to the Developing Artist handbook which includes information on rights and responsibilities as a Developing Artist  and access to the NAISDA complaints procedure
  • A Consumer Protection Officer.
  • Information on how Developing Artist data will be used. NAISDA will seek data usage consent prior to enrolment.

Your Consumer Protection Officer is:

Bronwyn Hodgekiss
P: 02 4340-3113