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Smart And Skilled

Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. It's helping people in NSW get the skills they need to find a job and advance their careers.

What is Smart and Skilled?

Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. It's helping people in NSW get the skills they need to find a job and advance their careers.

Smart and Skilled provides eligible students with:

  • an entitlement to government-subsidised training up to and including Certificate III
  • government funding for higher-level courses (Certificate IV and above) in targeted priority areas.


Training Services NSW in the NSW Department of Industry, is responsible for Smart and Skilled and leads policy, planning, funding, regulation and advice on VET and employment in NSW.

ACCCO is a pre-qualified supplier approved by Training Services NSW to deliver publicly funded Apprenticeship and Traineeship training and assessment.

What can I study with ACCCO?

CHC22015 Certificate II in Community Services

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support

CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support

CHC40113 Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care

CHC50213 Diploma of School Age Education and Care

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Eligibility Criteria

All NSW apprentices and most new-entrant trainees are eligible for a government subsidy under Smart and Skilled for the qualification that supports their apprenticeship or traineeship.

An Australian school based apprentice (ASBA) must:

  • Be a full time school student aged 15 years or older
  • Have the school’s agreement to undertake school based training
  • Find an employer willing to train in their workplace
  • Have the parent/guardian’s permission (if under the age of 18)

  • *Please Note: Existing Workers in NSW are NOT eligible for Smart&Skilled funding - The Price will be the same as Fee-For-Service.

    For more information, view Smart and Skilled apprenticeship and traineeship qualifications.

    Cost to the Participant

    Apprentices, eligible new-entrant trainees and their employers can choose an approved Smart and Skilled training provider that best meets their needs. Their choice of training provider does not affect the fee that is paid. The fee they pay is the same regardless of which approved Smart and Skilled training provider they choose.

    Rather than paying yearly or by semester, apprentices and trainees under Smart and Skilled pay a fee for the qualification. They may still pay in instalments over a number of years, but the fee is an amount for the qualification, fixed at the time the apprentice or trainee commences.

     

    Qualification Name
    Course Code
    Number of Units
    Nominal Hours
    Student Contribution Fee
    Concession
    Exemption / Scholarship
    Certificate II in Community Services
    CHC30113
    9
    388
    $820
    $160
    $0.00
    Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
    CHC30113
    18
    978
    $1,000
    $240
    $0.00
    Certificate III in Education Support
    CHC30213
    17
    693
    $1,000
    $240
    $0.00
    Certificate IV in Education Support
    CHC40213
    17
    763
    $1,000
    $240
    $0.00
    Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care
    CHC40113
    19
    1013
    $1,000
    $240
    $0.00
    Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
    CHC50113
    28
    2088
    $1,000
    N/A
    $0.00
    Diploma of School Age Education and Care
    CHC50213
    25

    1783
    $1,000
    N/A
    $0.00

     

    Am I eligible for Concession?

    For students who are eligible for a Concession Fee the flat fee set for each Qualification level $160 for Cert II and $240 for Cert III and IV, there are no concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma. A student who receives a specified Commonwealth benefit or allowance or a student who is a dependant of a person receiving a specified Commonwealth benefit or allowance.

    Fee Exemption

    For students who are eligible for a Fee Exemption, the amount of the Fee is $0. Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (incl. interstate NSW border areas), Student with disability, Long term Unemployed, Fee-Free Scholarships, Student living in “NSW Social Housing”

    How to Apply

    Once you have made the decision to apply for a qualification you will need to download a Trainee/Apprentice Sign Up Request Form. Please complete forms and submit to apprenticeships@accco.com.au

    Download a Smart and Skilled Traineeships & Apprenticeships flyer here.

    For more information on how to apply please refer to our Enrolment Fact Sheet.

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