Smart and skilled Entitlement Full Qualifications (EFQ)

Funded Courses:

MSF30422 Certificate III in Glass and Glazing (Glazing)


Sydney and Central Region – Delivery modes: online, mixed and face to face training

‘This training is subsidised by the NSW Government’ 

What is smart and skilled?

Smart and Skilled is a NSW Government program that helps people get qualifications in in-demand skills and industries. It’s a key part of the NSW vocational education and training system.  

Smart and Skilled gives eligible students: 

  • 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.

Am I Eligible?

  • lives or works in NSW (determined by postcode of the usual place of residence or place of work); or 
  • an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student who does not live or work in NSW but lives in specific defined interstate NSW border areas is eligible for government-subsidised training under Smart and Skilled (as identified in the list set out in the Smart and Skilled Operating Guidelines); and
  • is: 
    1. an Australian citizen; or 
    2. a permanent Australian resident; or 
    3. a New Zealand citizen; or 
    • a humanitarian visa holder or a partner visa holder whose sponsor is a humanitarian visa holder); and 
    •  is aged 15 years or older; and 
    •  is no longer in secondary education - except for registered home school students 

    Check you eligibility here

    The below requirements will assist with proving eligibility:



    Evidence requirements

    Proof of identity


    Proof of identity


    Valid USI at enrolment

    Smart and skilled eligibility


    Living or working in NSW

    Living in NSW: 

    • _any Commonwealth or NSW Government issued document providing evidence of living location, or 

    Working in NSW (if the student does not live in NSW): 

    • _employer-issued document confirming employment in NSW. 

    Evidence sighted or collected by Providers 


    Citizenship: Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen and permanent Australian resident 

    Australian citizen: 

    • _Australian birth certificate; or 

    • _Australian Passport; or 

    • _Certificate of Australian Citizenship (Naturalisation Certificate); or 

    • _Green Medicare Card. 

    New Zealand citizen: 

    • _New Zealand birth certificate; or 

    • _New Zealand Passport; or 

    • _Green Medicare Card. 

    Permanent Australian resident: 

    • _a Certificate of Evidence of Resident Status (CERS), which confirms status as an Australian permanent resident; or 

    • _use the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) facility to confirm status as Australian permanent resident and check passport; or 

    • _Green Medicare Card. 

    Evidence sighted or collected by Provider 


    Humanitarian visa holder and Partner visa holder (Refugee or asylum seeker) 

    Relevant visa documentation; or 

    • _ImmiCard (where appropriate) 

    If the student holds a Bridging Visa, the student must provide a document from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection acknowledging that the bridging visa is linked to an application for a humanitarian visa. 

    For additional information, refer to Appendix 1: Refugees and asylum seekers. 

    Evidence sighted or collected by Provider 


    Home schooled students 

    Copy of current certificate of home schooling registration, which clearly indicates the period of time for which the student will be home schooled 

    Evidence sighted or collected by Provider 


    Date of birth 

    USI data 

    USI checks date of birth 


    Registration as NSW apprentice or new entrant trainee 

    Training Contract identifier (TCID) number 

    Department system check against details of approved or registered Training Contract stored in the Department’s database 


    Year 10 completion or equivalent (if under 17) 

    Evidence that student has met school leaving age requirement 

    Student declaration/signature at enrolment 


    Postcode for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Person who lives in specific defined interstate NSW border areas 

    Any Commonwealth or NSW Government issued document providing evidence of living location 

    Student declaration/signature at enrolment 

    Enrolment process

    Staysafe Pre-enrolment process

    1. Student eligibility – this should be completed prior to enrolment into a qualification to determine eligibility for subsidised training
    2. Unique Student Identifier – If you already have a USI, Staysafe can automatically find this number. If you do not have a USI, you will need to apply for one through the website. Details on how to do this is found under the Unique Student Identifier section on this page 
    3. Student information – will be on our website under the resources tab and includes information such as; Fee information, RPL and Credit transfer, deferring or discontinuing subsidised training (including any implication on fees), Consumer protection information, third party information, accessing Staysafe support and assistance during training. Links to some of this information is indicated in the Welcome email when the student enrols into the Staysafe student portal
    4. Skills assessment – this is conducted generally at pre-enrolment to determine whether which units will be recognised through the recognition process or Credit transferred. We will require a copy of your USI transcript to verify any units for Credit Transfer
    5. Language Literacy and Numeracy – this is optional as part of the enrolment process in the Staysafe student portal

    Smart and Skilled notification of enrolment

    The notification of enrolment process occurs simultaneously to enrolment into Staysafe. You will need your USI to enrol.

    1. Consent – Obtain the consent of the enrolling student by completing and signing electronically or by checking a tick box in the consent form
    2. Provider calculator – Staysafe will use the provider calculator to validate eligibility and include any credit transfers or recognition of prior learning which will generate the fee chargeable and the applicable subsidy together with any loadings. The fees chargeable (Commitment ID) details will be passed onto the student for payment
    3. Notification of enrolment – This is a formal enrolment process into the subsidised qualification and can be referred to if there are adjustments which need to be made to the fees chargeable after the Commitment ID is issued. The Commitment ID is issued on completion of the Notification of Enrolment. The student will be enrolled into the Staysafe student portal simultaneously
    4. Student declaration – The student must sign or electronically accept the declaration which confirms all information provided by the student in connection with the Notification of Enrolment process is true, accurate, complete and not misleading in any way

    Staysafe enrolment process

    Account setup - An account is set up in the Staysafe learning portal which occurs when the enrolment form is commenced

    Add course to profile – The course you are enrolling into will be added to your profile and an invoice is generated and automatically sent to the student nominated email address

    Automatic notifications – These are sent as soon as the course is added to the student profile which includes; welcome email, trainer introduction and an SMS to your mobile

    Invoice – This is generated as soon as a course is added to the student profile

    Introduction– Introduction to E-learning system, introduction to course

    Enrolment tasks – Provide personal details to complete your enrolment, upload a copy of your ID, work history task and enrolment declaration, LLN introduction, Indicator tool Levels 1-3 (optional)

    Recognition of prior learning – Instructions for submitting evidence for RPL, RPL evidence and referees, referee interview questions.

    Unique Student Identifier (USI)

    You must already have or obtain a USI prior to or at enrolment. If you undertake or have undertaken training in Australia you must have a USI so that a qualification or a statement can be issued to you on completion of training. 

    This number should be kept in a safe place and will be requested when you enrol into recognised training. Results from any training you have completed since 2015 will be recorded against your USI and you can download a transcript by logging into your USI account. 

    To apply for a USI click on the link below, click on the ‘student portal’ in the menu and from the dropbox ‘get your USI’, you will need to have ID such as Drivers licence, medicare card or passport. 

    To find your USI ensure you use the same details applied for your USI such as full name, DOB, email and mobile.

    USI homepage:

    Staysafe student support services

    • One on one mentoring – a student can book a time with the trainer if they are experiencing difficulties such as technical, learning (not understanding the question) need assistance with how to upload evidence for RPL
    • Recognition of prior learning – This is a student service which is offered prior to enrolment or after commencement of training. If there are units which were not identified at enrolment for RPL and you think you can provide the evidence? We can help by going through the evidence requirements of that unit to see if you are able to provide some or all of the evidence to demonstrate RPL
    • Credit transfer – This is a student service which is offered prior to enrolment or after commencement of training. Where a qualification or course is not showing on the USI transcript or was issued prior to 2015, you can submit a copy of your transcript to determine equivalency or non-equivalency in the unit sought for credit transfer. This may incur an additional charge where mapping of the unit is required
    • Reasonable adjustment of assessment – Reasonable adjustment is where the RTO determines how assessment can be adjusted to accommodate the student, this is generally where a disability for example, physical, mental or learning or students who are disadvantaged.