Smart and Skilled Eligibility Made Simple
(Including Fee-Free Scholarships)
You would recently have received an email from State Training Services with several documents attached relating to a new fee exemption category for Smart and Skilled: Fee-Free Scholarships.
While we are very happy to see the introduction of measures that makes training more inclusive it seems that determining student eligibility for Smart and Skilled just got one step more complicated. This blog is an attempt to provide a simple explanation of how to go about determining eligibility, concessions and exemptions including Fee-Free Scholarships.
If you feel you understand these requirements but just want to know what you have to do now with regard to the changes around the Fee-Free Scholarships – skip to The To Do List at the end the blog.
Please note: We have updated all relevant documents in the Smart and Skilled Resource Kit to ensure compliance with the adjusted S&S compliance requirements around the Fee–Free Scholarships. Existing customers should have received by email copies of these documents, please contact us if you have not.