Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW vocational education and training system. It will give people the chance to gain the skills they need to get a job and advance their careers.
From 1 January 2015, eligible individuals will be able to choose Government funded training based on the quality of the training that best meets their needs because the cost of training will be the same for equivalent qualifications in all Registered Training Organisations.
Am I eligible?
An individual may be eligible for government subsidised training if they are:
– an Australian citizen, permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder, or New Zealand citizen, and
– aged 15 years or older,
– not at school*, and
– living or working in New South Wales, and
– have no previous qualifications at Certificate IV or higher, unless you have an acquired disability
Concessions and exemptions will be retained for Aboriginal people, students with a disability and welfare recipients.
For more information on the Smart and Skilled Program, including estimating your fees visit:
Pathways to Entitlement under Smart and Skilled – ACE Community Service Obligation Program
Do you need extra support to help you succeed in your study field?
Some students need extra support to access training so they can be ready to take full advantage of training offered under Smart and Skilled. Coffs Coast Community College Inc. is an approved Adult and Community Education (ACE) provider for this Community Service Obligation Program.
Approved ACE providers receive Community Service Obligation funding to provide training for disadvantaged students and regional and remote communities who need assistance to access Smart and Skilled entitlement training. Approved Training under this program is for part qualifications in Foundation Skills which can include reading, writing, literacy, numeracy and computer skills.
*Young people at risk of not making a successful transition to further training or work may be eligible for the ACE CSO Program.
Unique Student Identifier (USI) – Starting 1st January, 2015
The USI will allow all of your training records, entered in the national vocational education and training (VET) data collection, to be linked. Wherever you enrol and complete training it will be available to you through the National VET data collection. All students undertaking any accredited training from 1st January 2015 will be required to obtain a USI prior to undertaking any training. We can assist you with this process, and to do so, you will be required to provide us with evidence of your residential address and proof of your identity. For more information, please contact our office on 02 6652 5378.
This Training is funded by the NSW Government