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NSW Smart and Skilled

Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW vocational education and training system. It’s helping people get the skills they need to find a job and advance their careers.

What is the Smart and Skilled (Traineeships)?

Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW vocational education and training system. It’s helping people 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.

Traineeships – Australian Child Care Career Options (ACCCO) is a provider of NSW traineeships under Smart and Skilled across all areas of NSW

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to enrol in traineeship under Smart and Skilled program, you must:

  • 15 years old or over; and
  • no longer at school; and
  • live or work in New South Wales; and
  • an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who do not live or work in New South Wales but live in specific defined interstate New South Wales border areas are eligible for government-subsidised training under Smart and Skilled.

  • Is funded under the NSW Government’s Smart and Skilled Program.
  • Commenced on or after 1 January 2020

Each individual is limited to a maximum of commencing three fee free traineeships under this initiative.

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

Fees
Under the NSW Government’s Fee Free Traineeship Initiative, most NSW trainees commencing their training between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2023 will be eligible for fee free training, however fees will still apply to some trainees. This fee structure applies to new entrant trainees only.

These fees are set by the Department of Education and Training and are subject to variation from time to time.

Course Code Number of Units Nominal Hours Student Contribution Fee
CHC22015 9 257 $0.00
CHC30121 17 1118 $0.00
CHC30221 15 732 $0.00
CHC40113 19 908 $0.00
CHC40221 17 877 $0.00
CHC50121 15 1298 $0.00
CHC50221 23 1547 $0.00
What courses are funded?
CHC22015 Certificate II Community Services
CHC30121 Certificate III Early Childhood Education & Care
CHC30221 Certificate III Education Support
CHC40221 Certificate IV Education Support
CHC40113 Certificate IV School Age Education & Care
CHC50121 Diploma Early Childhood Education & Care
CHC50221 Diploma School Age Education & Care
More Information

For more information, please visit the Smart and Skilled website.
Contact our ACCCO team for more information or to apply now!
[email protected] or 1300 139 406

For further information please contact our VET Coordinator
on 1300 139 406 or email us at [email protected]