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The NSW Department of Education is committed to achieving the best possible outcome for all VET students through the constant monitoring of quality assurance and implementation of support services.

NSW Department of Education

We've got your back

The NSW Department of  Education is responsible for overseeing government-funded vocational education and training (VET) in New South Wales.

With the express aim of supporting economic, regional and community development across the state, it leads strategic policy, planning, funding and regulation for VET.

It undertakes contract management of approved training providers and implements quality assurance and performance monitoring to achieve the best possible outcomes for students.

It also offers a one-stop shop for vocational education advice, information and services in NSW.

Supporting VET

Training the NSW workforce

How we help

  • Smart and Skilled

    Smart and Skilled and Apprenticeships and Traineeships are programs underpinned by high standards of training, strategically targeted funding and industry-developed training packages.

  • Subsidised Training

    Smart and Skilled offers government-subsidised training (including apprenticeship and traineeship qualifications) for courses in targeted priority areas. This includes courses from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level as identified on the NSW Skills List.

  • Quality Training

    There are more than 460 Smart and Skilled approved training organisations across NSW. These include community and private organisations and TAFE NSW. VET assures the quality of the training providers contracted to deliver training funded under Smart and Skilled.

  • Future Jobs

    VET identifies the qualifications industry is looking for and works with employers and industry to adapt VET offerings to meet emerging skill needs.