Smart and Skilled

The Smart and Skilled Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) RPL initiative is underway with 13 S&S providers endorsed to participate. This will support ECEC educators to update their pre-2013 qualification to attain the current CHC30122 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. This will enable them to meet prerequisite requirements for entry to CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. Applicants must be enrolled by 15 April 2024. Providers and employers with candidates keen to upskill can direct them to the ECEC Workforce Team at

The NSW Skills List identifies the range of vocational qualifications eligible for government subsidy under Smart and Skilled to support the skills needs of employers. Training Services NSW develops the NSW Skills List in consultation with industry, training providers, other stakeholders and the community. The Skills List enables people to make informed choices about their training, so they can get the skills they need to get a job, advance their career or continue onto further study. It covers Certificate II’s through to Advance Diploma qualifications, selected Foundation Skills courses, all apprenticeships and selected traineeships. The current NSW Skills List (v14.2) updated 22 December 2023 is available here.

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