Smart & Skilled

Smart & Skilled Training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Subsidised Training for Some Qualifications in Some Locations Government funded training


(Smart & Skilled Training is subsidised by the NSW Government)

Smart & Skilled is a reform of the NSW Vocational Education & Training (VET) system. The website link is:

Qualifications eligible for a government subsidy under Smart & Skilled in 2015 are identified on the 2015 Skills List.

Under the NSW Smart & Skilled Program Mine Resilience (MRAPL) is proud to be an Approved Smart & Skilled training provider. This enables us to offer a limited number of places with government subsidised fees to eligible students, in qualifications for specified priority locations. The current list of our approved qualifications is:

  • Certificate III in Underground Metalliferous Mining RII30313
  • Certificate III in Resources Processing RII30413
  • Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations RII30113
  • Certificate IV in Surface Extraction Operations RII40113
  • Certificate IV in Surface Coal Mining (Open Cut Examiner) RII40213

Please note there are specific individual eligibility criteria and regional location requirements that apply. Please contact us at MRAPL for specific information. We also encourage you to refer to the eligibility checker on the smart & skilled website You can also refer to for an estimate of your course fee.

Upon making a course / qualification enquiry with us, our team at MRAPL will offer you step-by-step assistance to determine if you are eligible for a subsidised place, concession or fee exemption. Please contact our Operations Director David Chapman  or CEO Graham Terrey for more information.

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