Smart & Skilled

Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. For full information on Smart and Skilled please visit www.smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au/about 

St George & Sutherland Community College Inc (RTO ID 7091) is pleased to offer a suite of approved qualifications under Smart and Skilled. ‘This training is subsidised by the NSW Government’.

Programs include:

1. Smart and Skilled Entitlement Apprenticeships and Traineeship Program.

SGSCC is approved to offer traineeships under Smart and Skilled. Traineeships combine work-based training with an employer and formal training through SGSCC. They are established under training contracts between the employer and the trainee and are regulated by government. They're a great way to be paid for work, learn and earn a qualification.

Most new-entrant trainees are eligible for a government subsidy under Smart and Skilled for the qualification that supports their traineeship.

2. School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships Program

A school based apprenticeship or traineeship provides a student with the opportunity to attain a nationally-recognised vocational education and training qualification, as well as the Higher School Certificate, through paid part-time employment in a recognised trade or traineeship vocation and formal training provided by a registered training organisation.

3. Smart and Skilled Entitlement Full Qualifications Program and Smart and Skilled Targeted Priorities Full Qualifications Program

Eligible students may enrol in selected SGSCC qualifications and apply for training subsidised under Smart and Skilled.

4. Smart and Skilled Entitlement Foundation Skills Program

The core skills of reading, writing, numeracy and oral communication along with employability and learning skills that are critical for learning and work.

5. Smart and Skilled Adult and Community Education (ACE) Community Service Obligation (CSO) Program

The ACE CSO Program aims to promote access and increase vocational education and training outcomes for those who experience significant barriers to training and employment

 

For a list of qualifications available for each of the above Programs see below.

Prior to enrolling:

Prospective students may be eligible to receive Subsidised Training under Smart and Skilled. Each program has its own eligibility criteria. Prior to enrolling please check with SGSCC your eligibility.   

Unique Student Identifier:

As a condition of your enrolment you are required to give SGSCC your Unique Student Identifier number

Personal Information:

For all approved Smart and Skilled qualifications (except School Based Apprenticeship and Traineeship Program) SGSCC requires your consent for the Department of Education and Communities (the Department) to be given your Personal Information which may also be disclosed to other Australian government agencies. You will be asked to complete a Consent to use and disclosure of Personal Information to the Department of Education and Communities and other Government Agencies form. 

With your Personal Information and details of your proposed course, including details of any Credit Transfers or Recognition of Prior Learning, SGSCC will be able to calculate and notify you of your fee contribution prior to you deciding whether to enrol.

How to enrol:

Prior to enrolling please read the following information to determine your eligibility as well as to be informed of the Smart and Skilled requirements. This includes:

  1. Smart and Skilled Eligibility Criteria
  2. Fee Information
  3. Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit Transfer
  4. Deferring or Continuing Subsidised Training
  5. Consumer Protection Information
  6. Support Services

You will be required to undertake a Language Literacy and Numeracy assessment to qualify you into your proposed course. Please contact WorkSkills to arrange an appointment on 02 8074 0700. 

1. Smart and Skilled Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for training for any Smart and Skilled program, you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen, a permanent Australian resident, a humanitarian visa holder or a New Zealand citizen, and
  • Be aged 15 years or older, and
  • Live or work in New South Wales, and
  • No longer be at school

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who do not live or work in NSW but live in specific defined interstate NSW border areas are eligible for government-subsidised training under Smart and Skilled.

To assist in our assessing your eligibility we will need you to complete:

  1. Your completed Consent Form
  2. Your USI number. If you do not already have a USI SGSCC may, with your consent, apply for your USI or you may apply direct by visiting www.usi.gov.au.

For ACE CSO programs there are additional eligibility requirements (evidence will be required). These include:

  1. Disadvantaged Student ie is one of the following:
  1. A Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  2. Someone with a disability or is the dependent child, spouse or partner of someone with a disability
  3. A recipient of an Applicable Benefit, or is dependent child, spouse or partner of a recipient of an Applicable Benefit
  4. Someone who is experiencing significant hardship as verified by a government agency, medical professional or support agency

AND

  1. Is experiencing one of the following barriers to participation in training under a Smart and Skilled Entitlement Program or other Smart and Skilled program:
  1. Very low literacy, language and/or numeracy skills
  2. Limited employability skills where students require considerable additional support
  3. Persistent and ongoing personal issues impacting on educational achievement; and
  4. Significant educational disadvantage impacting upon student’s ability to succeed in training

2. Fee Information:

Fees apply for your selected program. The fee amount you pay and the government contribution is dependent on your eligibility.

Fees have been set by the NSW Government for training providers and SGSCC must charge the student as determined from the data you have provided to us. Depending on your eligibility you may be charged the Standard Student – First Qualification fee, Standard Student – Subsequent Qualification fee or Concession fee for disadvantaged students.

If you are an Australian Government welfare recipient we will need documentation from you which will assist us in calculating your Fee.

The schedule of fees can be accessed at: www.training.nsw.gov.au/smartandskilled/prices_fees.html

If you apply for Recognition of Prior Learning or Credit Transfer the qualification price will be adjusted and a new student fee will be determined.

Payment is required on enrolment.

View the Fees, Withdrawal and Refund Policy

Smart and Skilled Scholarships:

There are Smart and Skilled Scholarships available. As part of the Reskilling NSW initiative, the NSW Government is investing $48 million to provide 200,000 free training places over the next four years to help young people gain the qualifications they need to become skilled workers.

People who meet Smart and Skilled Fee-Free Scholarship eligibility criteria and commence training on or after 1 July 2015, will be able to choose from more than 580 qualifications from Certificate I to Certificate IV level, including apprenticeships and traineeships, and be able complete their training without paying a student fee.

Free training will be available to young people (aged 15-30) who receive Commonwealth Welfare allowances such as a Newstart Allowance or a Youth Allowance, or are the dependant of a Commonwealth Welfare recipient. There is a priority for young people living in Social Housing, or on the Social Housing waiting list.

Undertaking training can help rebuild someone’s life and get them back into the workforce. People who are experiencing or have experienced domestic and family violence and/or their dependent(s) may be eligible for free training that is funded by the NSW government under the Smart and Skilled initiative. Please contact us on 8543 7416 to find out more.

3. Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit Transfer:

You are eligible to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT). Should your application for RPL and or CT be approved by SGSCC, following the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015 and the NSW Recognition Framework, the outcomes will be entered to determine any reduction in the course Fee.

RPL is an assessment process assessing your competence against the competency standards you seek recognition for with the provision of evidence. Please contact SGSCC if you wish to apply for RPL prior to enrolling.

CT applies when you can provide a Certificate, Statement of Attainment or transcript that has recorded the same unit code and title of a unit included in the enrolled course. You will be asked to provide a copy of your document, which has been witnessed by a JP as having sighted the original, as evidence of your seeking CT. Please contact SGSCC if you wish to apply for CT prior to enrolling.

4. Deferring or Discontinuing Subsidised Training:

If you wish to defer your course you may do so for up to 12 months from when we have received notification from you.

  • It is hoped that you should not need to discontinue your course. If you wish to discontinue your course we ask that you inform SGSCC in writing. Any refunds owing please refer to our Refund Policy.

If you wish to defer or discontinue your course please write, with your reasons, to:

Manager – Vocational Education & Business
SGSCC
PO Box 404
Jannali NSW 2226

5. Consumer Protection Information:

Your feedback is important to us at SGSCC. To protect your rights as a student please refer to the following documents:

Alternatively, you may wish to contact the NSW Smart and Skilled Customer Support Centre direct at 1300 772 104 or visit www.smartandandskilled.nsw.gov.au

6. Support Services:

SGSCC provides the following support services during your training:

Academic Support:
Manager – Vocational Education & Business
02 9528 3344

Pastoral Care / Student Support:
02 9528 3344

Language, Literacy and Numeracy Support
02 9528 3344

Careers guidance:
02 9528 3344

Should you require an interpreter:
Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National)
131 450

Qualifications:

All the qualifications delivered and assessed by SGSCC are competency based. You will be assessed and be deemed Competent or Not Yet Competent for each unit of competency. You need to be deemed Competent in all units of your course to be issued with your qualification. You have the opportunity to re-submit. Please refer to Student Handbook – Assessment.

SGSCC is approved to deliver the following qualifications:

NSW Smart and Skilled Entitlement Apprenticeships and Traineeships Program:
BSB20115 Certificate II in Business
BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business
BSB40515 Certificate IV in Business Administration
BSB41515 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice 
BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management
BSB42415 Certificate IV in Marketing and Communication 
BSB42615 Certificate IV in New Small Business
BSB50215 Diploma of Business
BSB50615 Diploma of Human Resources Management
BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management 
CHC22015 Certificate II in Community Services
CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support
CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support
CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services
CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability
CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services
ICT20115 Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology
SIR20216 Certificate II in Retail Services
School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships Program:
BSB20115 Certificate II in Business
CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support
CHC40113 Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care
ICT20115 Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology
SIR20216 Certificate II in Retail Services
Smart and Skilled Entitlement Full Qualifications:
BSB20115 Certificate II in Business
BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration
CHC22015 Certificate II in Community Services
CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support
HLT23215 Certificate II in Health Support Services 
ICT20115 Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology
SIR20216 Certificate II in Retail Services
SIR30216 Certificate III in Retail 
Smart and Skilled Targeted Priorities Full Qualifications
BSB40215  Certificate IV in Business
BSB40515 Certificate IV in Business Administration
BSB41515 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice
BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management
BSB42415 Certificate IV in Marketing and Communication 
BSB42615 Certificate IV in New Small Business
BSB50215 Diploma of Business
BSB50615 Diploma of Human Resources Management
BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management
BSB52415 Diploma of Marketing and Communication 
CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support
CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services
CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability
CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services
CHC62015 Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management
Smart and Skilled Entitlement Foundation Skills Program
FSK10113 Certificate I in Access to Vocational Pathways
22236VIC Certificate I in General Education for Adults
22235VIC Certificate I in General Education for Adults (Introductory)
FSK10213 Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways
22237VIC Certificate II in General Education for Adults
FSK20113 Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways