Skilling For Recovery

Fee-Free Accredited Training.

Skilling for Recovery is part of a matched funding commitment of almost $320 million between the NSW and Australian government’s under the JobTrainer Fund.

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Skilling for Recovery is a key component of the State’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan.

Skilling for Recovery will help job seekers (including school leavers) reskill, retrain and redeploy the workforce to industries where there are skills shortages and emerging employment opportunities.

Skilling for Recovery offers Fee Free training places to eligible SGSCC students and funded courses.

Student Eligibility:

If you meet the following criteria you may be eligible to enrol at SGSCC under Skilling for Recovery and receive fee-free accredited training:

You must meet all of the following criteria:

  • 15 years old and over; and
  • No longer at school; and
  • Live or work in NSW; and
  • Australian or New Zealand citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or a Humanitarian Visa Holder

And meet one of the following:

  • aged 17 to 24 at commencement of training, regardless of employment status, including Year 12 School leavers.
  • A person who is a recipient of a Commonwealth Government welfare benefit
  • An unemployed person (you do not need to be in receipt of any Commonwealth benefits or registered with Centrelink).
  • An employed person who is ‘expected to become unemployed’ as defined by the Department. (SGSCC is required to obtain preapproval from the Department). See definition below.

Definition of an employed person who is ‘expected to become unemployed’

Examples of people at risk of losing their job definition/categories:

• Stood down/Jobkeeper/furloughed employee: Employee that has been stood down or employee for whom employer has JobKeeper arrangement in place and at risk of becoming unemployed. Requires upskilling or reskilling for new role and employment elsewhere.

• Person returning to work (employed for 6 months or less): employed on condition of receiving training to build capacity and capability for the job role. This would be within the first 6 months of employment.

• Low skilled/unskilled employee: Existing employee, with or without relevant skills or previous qualification up to Certificate III, that requires training to upskill to secure ongoing employment or future employment

• Workers in declining industries: Workers at any company in an agreed declining industry (e.g. international travel industry) who require upskilling/reskilling for redeployment.

SGSCC will advise you on course availability as well as the evidence requirements to validate your eligibility.

All Skilling for Recovery enrolments must occur no later than 30 September 2021 and all training must be completed by 31 May 2022.

Current Courses available at SGSCC under Skilling for Recovery


Certificate II in Business


Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care


Certificate III in Individual Support


Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology



Certificate IV in Business Administration


Certificate IV in Leadership and Management


Certificate IV in Marketing and Communication 


Certificate IV in New Small Business


Diploma of Business


Diploma of Human Resources Management


Diploma of Leadership and Management


Diploma of Marketing and Communication 


Certificate IV in Education Support


Certificate IV in Community Services


Certificate IV in Ageing Support


Certificate IV in Disability


Certificate IV in Mental Health


Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care


Diploma of Community Services


Diploma of Mental Health


Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management


Certificate IV in Training and Assessment