Course fees & funding NSW

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At Selmar, we believe you should be able to get studying as quickly and easily as possible. Selmar provides government funding to eligible students as well as a variety of payment options.



Tuition fees vary and are based on a number of different factors such as nominal study hours, qualification level and course type. The student fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. You will receive a statement of fees once your application for enrolment has been processed. You, your employer or another third party can pay your tuition fee.

Government funding in NSW

Smart and Skilled

Subsidised training is available to eligible individuals through the Smart and Skilled Program offered by the New South Wales Government. Click here to view their website.

Following eligibility criteria applies:

  • Be 15 years or older
  • No longer at school
  • Living or working in New South Wales
  • Be Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen

When choosing to access a training place subsidised by the NSW and Commonwealth Governments under the Smart and Skilled Program, we advise you to read the following documents:

For further details on Smart and Skilled program, please refer to If you are accessing a government subsidised training place you may be requested to participate in a National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) survey, Annual student outcome survey or give feedback to the Department for a review, audit or investigation purposes.


You may be eligible for a concession if you are enrolling in a Level IV or below course and hold a valid and current:

a) Health Care Card issued by the Commonwealth;
b) Pensioner Concession Card;
c) Veteran’s Gold Card;
d) an alternative card or concession eligibility criterion approved by the Minister

The concessions also apply to a dependant spouse or dependant child of a card holder. If you self-identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you will receive a concession regardless of the level of the course you wish to enrol in.


Fees will not be charged for enrolment by an individual who:

a) is Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander (through descent, self-identification or community identification)
b) meet the Smart and Skilled disability criteria (proof of a disability support pension or documentary evidence from an appropriate medical professional is required)
c) are the dependants of disability support pension recipients.

Notification of Enrolment

  • Learner’s eligibility for Smart and Skilled is assessed and relevant evidence is collected by Selmar. (For more information, please refer to Application and Enrolment Policy)
  • Learner’s consent for use and disclosure of personal information is obtained by Selmar, as required by the Department.
  • Selmar uses the Provider Calculator to validate eligibility, input details of any credit transfers or RPL and generate details of the fee to be charged to the student and the applicable subsidy together with any loadings.
  • Selmar follows the Notification of Enrolment Process as defined in the Smart and Skilled Operating Guidelines, including;
    – Generating and maintaining Notification of Enrolment Report – Provider Copy
    – Completing the Notification of enrolment process concurrently with Selmar’s enrolment process and prior to the learner commencing training
    – Taking steps to commence the learner in the course on the planned start date and submit training activity data for the learner within 28 days of the actual start date.
  • Selmar provides Notification of Enrolment – Student copy to the student.

Skilling for Recovery

Skilling for Recovery is part of a matched funding commitment between the NSW and Australian governments under the JobTrainer Fund. Skilling for Recovery is a key component of the State’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan.

It includes fee-free full and part qualification training places to reskill, retrain and redeploy the workforce to industries where there are skills shortages and emerging employment opportunities. Skilling for Recovery will help job seekers retrain or up-skill to enhance their credentials and support school leavers to enter the workforce for the first time.

Payment options

VET Student Loans

Students enrolled in participating courses could be eligible for a VET Student Loan. VET FEE-HELP, VET Student Loans will pay eligible students’ tuition fees, covering up to $10,000*. This means you can focus on your career and repay the loan when you’re earning more than the minimum threshold.  Learn more about VET Student Loans including the eligibility criteria.


Catalyst Plus interest-free student loans

Catalyst Plus interest free student loans help you get your study started faster. With no hidden fees, fast approvals and no extra forms, Catalyst Plus student loans help you get enrolled and studying, so you can focus on your qualification and building your future. Calculate your repayments.

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