Build Your Skillset with Government-Funded Smart and Skilled Training

Oct 10, 2023 | Australian College, News


Want to enhance your skills and increase your employability? If you’re living or working in NSW, there’s an affordable solution that can help you achieve your goals. The Smart and Skilled program is a government initiative that provides funding for higher-level training courses, removing the financial burden. If you’re eligible for priority courses, you can take advantage of this opportunity and invest in your future.

Opportunities for Government-Subsidised Training and Courses

Smart and Skilled vocational training delivered by Australian College prepares you for the career of your choice. Our courses are tailored to meet the needs of recent graduates and professionals seeking to enhance their skills in key industries such as business, childcare, fitness, and supply chain operations. With unparalleled flexibility, our Smart and Skilled courses are designed to fit into your busy schedule. Our online courses allow you to learn at your own pace and in the comfort of your own home, enabling you to upgrade your skills without disrupting your daily life.

Priority Courses Offered

Priority Smart and Skilled Courses Offered

Whether you’re looking to start a new career or advance in your current field, these courses offer practical and valuable skills that are highly sought after by employers.

Australian College offers the following government-funded courses:

Business, Management and Marketing
BSB20120 Certificate II in Workplace Skills
BSB30120 Certificate III in Business
SIR30216 Certificate III in Retail
BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business
BSB40320 Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business
BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management
BSB40420 Certificate IV in Human Resource Management
BSB40820 Certificate IV in Marketing and Communication
BSB40920 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice
BSB50120 Diploma of Business
BSB50320 Diploma of Human Resource Management
BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management
BSB50820 Diploma of Project Management

Childcare Education and Support
CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
CHC30221 Certificate III In School Based Education Support
CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support

Fitness, Health and Sport
SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness
SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness

Transport and Logistics
TLI30321 Certificate III in Supply Chain Operations

How to Apply for Smart and Skilled Training

How to Apply for Smart and Skilled Training

To apply for Smart and Skilled training, follow these simple steps:

  1. Research the Courses: Start by exploring the range of priority courses offered by Smart and Skilled. Look for courses that align with your career goals and interests. Take the time to review the course outlines, entry requirements, and career prospects associated with each program. This will help you make an informed decision about the course that suits you best.
  2. Check Your Eligibility: Ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria for the chosen course. Smart and Skilled has specific requirements, such as age restrictions and residency status, which must be met to qualify for government-subsidised training. Review these criteria thoroughly to ensure that you are eligible to apply.
  3. Contact our friendly course advisors: Once you have decided on the course you want to pursue, reach out to Australian College. We deliver the training and assessment for Smart and Skilled courses. We can provide you with more information about the course structure, study options, and enrolment process.
  4. Enrol and Complete the Application: Follow the instructions provided to enrol in your chosen course. This will involve completing an application form and providing supporting documents. Ensure that you provide accurate information.
  5. Commence Your Training: Once your application is approved, you can begin your Smart and Skilled training. Take advantage of the flexibility offered by online learning options to study anywhere at your own pace. Engage with the course materials, participate in assessments, and seek support from your trainers when needed.

If you’re ready to take the next step towards advancing your career and gaining valuable skills, follow these steps to apply for Smart and Skilled training. Our team at Australian College is here to help answer any questions you may have. Don’t miss out on this chance to enhance your career and secure a brighter future. Apply for Smart and Skilled training today and take the first step towards achieving your goals.

Frequently Asked Questions About Smart and Skilled Training

I completed a vocational education and training course during my school years. How does Smart and Skilled impact my situation?

Courses taken as part of your secondary education are not typically considered post-school qualifications. As a result, if you haven’t achieved any additional qualifications since leaving school, you remain eligible to enrol in a Smart and Skilled course at any qualification level, and you’ll benefit from reduced fees.

How long does it typically take to find out if I’ve been approved for Smart and Skilled funding?

The time it takes to receive confirmation of Smart and Skilled funding approval varies depending on the complexity of your application and the number of applications being processed. Generally, the response time can range from a few weeks to a few months from the date of submission. It is recommended to submit your application well in advance to ensure timely processing. If your application is incomplete or requires additional information, the response time may be longer.

Can I combine Smart and Skilled training with my current job or part-time work?

Yes, many students successfully handle their studies while working part-time or full-time jobs, thanks to the convenience of online courses. With online learning, they can create flexible schedules that allow them to balance work and studies without any major disruptions to their routine. This flexibility not only simplifies the logistics of managing both education and employment but also helps them gain new skills and knowledge, improving their career prospects. As a result, students can both work and learn without any major hassles.

How long does it take to complete a Smart and Skilled course?

The duration of a Smart and Skilled course can vary depending on the qualification level and the amount of study involved. For example, a Certificate III course typically takes 6-12 months to complete, while a Diploma may take 12-24 months. However, the course duration may also depend on the study mode, such as full-time or part-time. Students can check the expected duration of their chosen course on the Smart and Skilled website or by consulting with Australian College staff.

Are there any ongoing obligations or requirements while I’m enrolled in a Smart and Skilled course?

Smart and Skilled students are expected to engage proactively in their training and complete all assessments. Regular progress reviews and assessments will help identify areas for improvement and provide the necessary support and guidance to succeed in the chosen career path. Additionally, students are required to comply with the policies and procedures outlined by Australian College.

How can I check the progress and outcomes of my training through Smart and Skilled?

Australian College trainers and assessors offer regular feedback and assessment results to monitor your progress throughout the course. The results are used to identify areas of improvement and to provide necessary support and guidance. Australian College aims to ensure that students reach their goals and achieve the best possible outcome in their studies. Feel free to contact us if you need to speak to your trainer and assessor so we can work out a time that accommodates everyone’s schedule.

What are the consequences if I fail to meet the academic requirements of a Smart and Skilled course?

As a Smart and Skilled student, it is important to maintain academic progress to continue receiving funding. If you fail to meet the requirements of a course, you may be given the opportunity for reassessment or additional support to help you succeed. However, it’s important to take your studies seriously and seek help from trainers and assessors if you encounter any challenges. If you still cannot meet the requirements, it could affect your eligibility for funding in future courses. It’s crucial to understand the requirements of your course, communicate any concerns with your trainer and assessor, and take advantage of all available support to maximise your chances of success. Remember, your academic progress plays a critical role in maintaining your eligibility for funding.

What happens if I can’t complete my Smart and Skilled course due to unforeseen circumstances?

Contact us as soon as possible about your situation and the reasons for your inability to continue the course. We understand that unforeseen circumstances can arise, such as illness or unexpected family emergencies. Depending on the circumstances, we may be able to offer alternative solutions or provide additional support to help you complete the course. Our goal is to work with you to find the best solution for your situation.

Is Smart and Skilled available to international students?

No, Smart and Skilled is generally not available to international students. It is primarily for eligible Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, and New Zealand citizens.

For the most up-to-date information, refer to the official Smart and Skilled website or contact the relevant authorities in New South Wales.

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