As part of your application VERTO will assess your eligibility for NSW Smart and Skilled funding, providing the qualification is subsidised under this initiative.

Final assessment of eligibility will be determined through the Smart and Skilled Notification of Enrolment (NOE) Process. You will be provided a Smart and Skilled Eligibility Quote for acceptance prior to proceeding to the Notification of Enrolment (NOE) stage. This will allow you or a third party to consider applicable student fees.

Below is a list of suitable forms of evidence you can provide to verify initial eligibility in the enrolment application.

You are only required to provide ONE form of evidence from each of the headings below, please upload documents to the enrolment application on page 9.

LIVING IN NSW

Provide one of the following:

  • Any Commonwealth or NSW Government issued document providing evidence of living in NSW such as Drivers Licence, Centrelink income statement or health care card with current address.

AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP OR PERMANENT RESIDENT

Provide one of the following:

  • Green Medicare card
  • Australian Passport
  • Certificate of Australian Citizenship
  • Certificate of Permanent Resident status

NEW ZEALAND CITIZENSHIP (only if not Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident)

Provide one of the following:

  • New Zealand birth certificate
  • New Zealand Passport
  • Green Medicare Card

HUMANITARIAN VISA HOLDER & PARTNER VISA HOLDER (only if not Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident)

Provide one of the following:

  • Visa documentation
  • ImmiCard (where appropriate)

Smart and Skilled Fee exemption / concession eligibility evidence requirements

Below is a list of suitable forms of evidence you can provide to verify fee exemption or concession in the above list.

COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT BENEFIT OR ALLOWANCE RECIPIENT OR DEPENDANT

Evidence types:

  • Centrelink Income statement
  • Health care card

Suitable Benefit and allowance types below

  • JobSeeker Payment
  • Austudy
  • Age Pension C
  • Carer Payment (does not include Carer Allowance or Adjustment Payment)
  • Disability Support Pension
  • Farm Household Allowance
  • Family Tax Benefit Part A (maximum rate)
  • Parenting Payment (Single)
  • Special Benefit Sickness Allowance
  • Veterans’ Children Education Scheme
  • Veterans’ Affairs Pensions
  • Widow Allowance
  • Youth Allowance

DEPENDANTS

Evidence types:

  • Centrelink Income statement
  • Health care card detailing allowance type

Evidence must clearly demonstrate that Centrelink recognises the student as the dependant for one of the above allowance or benefit types.

PERSON WITH A DISABILITY OR DEPENDANT OF A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY

Evidence types:

  • Centrelink Income statement
  • DSP health care card
  • Letter from service provider confirming receipt
  • Supporting statement from a Disability Service Provider confirming training needs due to disability.

DEPENDANTS (child, spouse or partner of a recipient of a Disability Support Pension)

Evidence types:

  • Centrelink Income statement
  • DSP health care card
  • Evidence must clearly demonstrate that Centrelink recognises the student as the dependant.

REFUGEE OR ASYLUM SEEKER (and their partners)

Evidence types:

  • Visa documentation or Immicard (where appropriate) which states that:

They and their partner if applicable, hold one of the visas specified on page 9 of the 'Smart and Skilled- Student Eligibility Policy' found here.

OUT-OF-HOME CARE

Aged between 15-17 years and currently in out-of-home care or aged between 18-30 years and previously in out-of-home care.

Evidence types:

  • VERTO will contact for further evidence.

FEE-FREE SCHOLARSHIP (Other circumstances)

For further information please refer to page 29 in the Smart and Skilled fee administration policy via the link below:
Smart and Skilled Fee Administration Policy