From 1 January 2015, 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.
North Coast Community College RTO 90029 offers a number of qualifications that are funded under the Smart and Skilled entitlement for eligible recipients. Please click HERE to find out more about Smart and Skilled.
Are you eligible for Smart and Skilled training? Are you:
15 years old or over?
no longer at school?
living or working in NSW?
an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen?
If you answered ‘Yes’ to all four questions, then you’re eligible to enrol in a government-subsidised course with us. Click HERE for more information.
* special conditions apply to Smart and Skilled Programs for young people still at school. Please contact the College for further information.
The ACE Program is designed to target Disadvantaged Students across NSW, and students in Regional and Remote Communities in NSW that experience significant barriers to training and employment. Where there are barriers to accessing Smart and Skilled Entitlement training, ACE funding can be used to provide intensive support to assist eligible students to overcome these barriers. The ACE Program is a pathway program to help students access further training under Smart and Skilled, get a job or advance their careers.
To be eligible for funding under the ACE Program you must be:
an Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen, permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder, and
aged 15 years or older
not at school*, and
living or working in NSW.
* special conditions apply to ACE program for young people still at school. Please contact the College for further information.
Barriers might include (but are not limited to) one of the following:
limited employability skills
ongoing personal issues impacting on educational achievement
financial limitations in accessing childcare, transport and/or respite care
low literacy, language, numeracy or computer skills.
Disadvantaged learners may include:
students who are Commonwealth welfare recipients and their dependants
people with a disability
long term unemployed
young people (15-17 years of age) who are at risk of not making a successful transition from school to further training or work
migrant/refugees who are unemployed or underemployed
people with other barriers to the Smart & Skilled entitlement program
Gaining new skills can help you find rewarding work, whether you’re leaving school, employed or looking for a job. JobTrainer has been extended to give more NSW citizens access to free training, helping to skill the Australian workforce for the future. This means that employed people (existing workers) will also be able to access fee-free training in specific full and part qualifications. Fee-free JobTrainer courses, such as ours listed below, can help you get skills for jobs in a wide range of in demand industries.