Training Support


ACE Community Service Obligation Program

Pathways to Entitlement under Smart and Skilled

Do you need extra support?

Some students need extra support to access training and to be ready to take full advantage of training offered under Smart and Skilled.


Eligible students can access support and foundation training from approved Adult and Community Education (ACE) providers.  Camden Haven Community College is an ACE provider.

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.

Do you experience any of the following?

  • Need assistance with reading, writing and numeracy

  • Experience ongoing personal issues which affect your ability to attend or succeed with your learning

  • Live in a regional or remote community where access to Smart and Skilled entitlements is difficult.

If you answered YES to one or more of the above, you could qualify for subsidised training with our college.

Is this program for you?

Approved ACE providers will provide additional support to learners who experience barriers to accessing Smart and Skilled entitlements.  This may include:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

  • students with a disability

  • long term unemployed

  • students who are Commonwealth welfare recipients and their dependents

  • young people (15-17 years of age) who are at risk of not making a successful transition from school to further training or work

  • migrants / refugees who are unemployed or underemployed

  • people with other barriers to Smart and Skilled entitlement

  • people in regional and remote communities where Smart and Skilled requirements cannot easily be accessed

Contact the college or talk to your trainer for more information and eligibility.


Smart and Skilled


NSW Government subsidised training is available through our college under the Smart and Skilled program.

There are concession fees which are discounted fees for disadvantaged students.  An example of eligibility is if you receive a Commonwealth Benefit.

There are fee exemptions for students who qualify.  For example if you are Aboriginal or have a disability.

There are Fee-Free scholarships.  You may qualify if in social housing or experience domestic violence, for example.

Contact the college, or talk to your trainer for more information on eligibility for this program and fee categories.

16-18 Laurie Street, Laurieton, NSW, 2443.

(Opposite Longworth Park)


PHONE:  02 6559 6699


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Website updated August 2020