Government Subsidised Courses

First Base Training is an approved training provider by the NSW Government under Smart and Skilled to offer subsidised courses for eligible learners.

Eligible learners may study these government funded courses in the classroom as a student or via a workplace traineeship as a trainee.



You may be eligible for subsidised training under Smart and Skilled if you are:

  • an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen
  • 16 years old or over
  • no longer at secondary/high school
  • living or working in NSW
Student Fees

Your course fees will vary according to your individual circumstances. To find out how much your course fees will be, get in touch with us and we will identify your course fees.

*Resources and course materials are included in the course fees.

Enrolment Process

To check your eligibility for Smart and Skilled and your student fees, simply fill in our Personal Information and Consent Form. To obtain this form, please contact First Base Training via email or in-person at our head office.

Upon enrolment, you will need to provide:

  • Photo identification
  • Proof of Residency/Citizenship (such as an Australian Birth Certificate, Australian Passport, New Zealand Passport, green Medicare Card).

In some cases, the following evidence is also required:

  • Centrelink evidence (if you are a concession welfare recipient) e.g. Centrelink Health Care Card, Income Statement, etc.
  • Evidence of training support needs (only applicable for students with a disability).
  • Letter from an Employment Service Provider (if you have been long term unemployed for over 12 months).
Obtaining a Unique Student Identifier (USI)

Students studying nationally recognised vocational education and training (VET) qualifications in Australia need a unique student identifier (USI).

If you already have a USI, you will need to provide it to First Base Training when enrolling.

You may apply for a USI online by following the steps outlined on the USI website. Alternatively, you may give permission to First Base Training during enrolment so that we may assist you in obtaining a USI.

Government Subsidised Courses
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