New Era Institute is a registered training organisation (RTO 41543) that is approved under the NSW Smart and Skilled Program for 2023-2024 to deliver selected part qualifications as FEE-FREE short courses (Government Funded Skill Set):

1- Hospitality and Food Safety Skill Set

SITXFSA005      Use hygienic practices for food safety

SITXFSA006      Participate in safe food handling practices

SITXWHS006    Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks

SITXCCS015     Enhance customer service experiences

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2- Kitchen Skill Set

SITXFSA005      Use hygienic practices for food safety

SITHCCC023     Use food preparation equipment

SITHCCC027       Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery

SITHCCC028       Prepare appetisers and salads

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Click on this link for more information about our RTO registration:

NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET) system is a teaching program that is designed to help individuals gain knowledge and learn specific skills to use in the workplace or find a job. This training can be delivered through registered training organisations (RTOs).

Smart and Skilled is a part of VET system that first started in 2015. Smart and skilled program covers a variety of courses from short courses to Advanced Diploma. Follow the link for more information

Smart and Skilled program gives eligible students access to government subsidized training in different qualifications.

Eligibility Criteria:

You must meet the following criteria to be eligible for Smart and Skilled funding:

  • First Nations People or Australian citizen or permanent Australian resident or New Zealand citizen, or Humanitarian, partner, bridging, and refugee visa holders


  • aged 15 years or older (no longer in secondary education – except for registered home school students), and
  • left school, and
  • live or work in New South Wales (or a defined NSW border)

Targeted Groups are:

  • Jobseekers, including people who are currently employed who need skills training to obtain a job in a new industry/occupation
  •   People with a disability and their dependents
  •   Long term unemployed
  • Commonwealth welfare recipients and their dependents
  • People experiencing or having experienced domestic and family violence and their dependents
  • Refugee and Asylum seekers and their partners
  • Young people seeking to do pre-apprenticeship or pre-traineeship training in order to obtain an apprenticeship or traineeship
  • People seeking pre-employment support and/or extra learning support (i.e. foundation skills training).

If you have any questions regarding the fee-free program, please contact us on 0 2 89 646 457 or send email to

Smart and Skilled Information

  1. Smart and Skilled USI Policy
  2. Smart and Skilled Consumer Protection Policy
  3. Smart and Skilled Fees and Refund Policy
  4. Student Handbook

For more information and to check your eligibility for Smart & Skilled funding, follow this direct link to the NSW Smart & Skilled home page

This information is correct as of 1 September 2023.