Smart and Skilled Funding commencing 1 January 2017
This page contains information and links to other information on the Gold Coast Training College website for students participating in the NSW Government’s Smart and Skilled Program. The Program provides subsidised training for Approved Qualifications for eligible students.
The Gold Coast Training College RTO #40816 has been approved to offer the following qualifications under the Smart and Skilled Targeted Priority program, Approved Qualifications.
You may be eligible for Smart and Skilled Funding if you meet the following criteria
• 15 years old or over
• no longer at school
• living or working in NSW
• an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen
If you haven’t completed a Certificate IV of higher-level qualification, you’re entitled to enrol in a subsidised course up to Certificate III.
From 2016, students with a Certificate IV or higher qualification will be able to access subsidised Smart and skilled training up to Certificate III level. This means that even if you have a higher-level qualification you may still be eligible to re-train to enter (or re-enter) the workforce.
You can also enrol in subsidised training at Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced level, depending on the availability of funding for these courses. Having completed a Certificate IV or higher-level qualification does not affect eligibility.
Eligibility under VET Courses, Apprenticeships & Traineeships:
Your eligibility is not affected if you have completed a vocational education and training (VET) course, including a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship, as part of your high level education.
There are also more exceptions to the eligibility conditions described above, such as for Aboriginal people who live in specific, defined areas outside the NSW border.
NSW apprentices and some new-entrant trainees may be eligible for a government subsidy for the training that supports their apprenticeship or traineeship. If you have already completed a Certificate IV or higher-level qualification, this does not affect your eligibility.
These qualifications are available for delivery in the Richmond Tweed Region.
Our Policies and Forms
To access subsidised training under Smart and Skilled a student must meet the eligibility criteria. Eligibility criteria are available here: https://smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au/are-you-eligible
Enrolment in a Smart and Skilled Course and Obtaining a student’s consent
All students enrolling in a Smart and Skilled course must complete an online enrolment form. The enrolment form will be emailed to the student if enrolling at a Jobactive or disability Employment Provider.
In addition to the enrolment form those students that are studying a Targeted Priority course are required to complete the following as part of a Notification of Enrolment process: This will occur following the enrolment form being completed either in person or by phone interview. The prospective student will be asked to provide consent to the enrolment process including the declaration of disclosing private information to the NSW Government. This document is to be read prior to the interview or phone call taking place. Enrolment Policy and Procedure 2017 v1
Gold Coast Training College is required to obtain either verbally or in writing consent from a student to use and disclose a student’s personal information to the Department of Education and Communities and other government Agencies
Obtaining a student declaration that the student has provided accurate and complete information, is aware of any subcontracting arrangements (if applicable) and has been provided with the Fee information relevant to their enrolment and all appropriate student information.
Unique Student Identifier
All students enrolling in Smart and Skilled course will be required to supply a Unique Student Identifier and will be requested to do so on their enrolment form. ss-usi-policy-v1
Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer.
All students are entitled to seek recognition of prior learning (RPL) as an alternative means of establishing competency for all or part of their course. Additionally, the Gold Coast Training College will recognise Statements of Attainment issued by other RTOs and will grant credit towards the Smart and Skilled qualifications for current and equivalent units of competency. For more information on Gold Coast Training College RPL and Credit process for Smart and Skilled please visit: RPL Application Form or https://smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au/for-students/recognising-skills
Providers of Smart and Skilled courses, such as the Gold Coast Training College are paid partly by the NSW government and partly by the student or their employer. The ‘Fee’ component referred to below means that part of the payment to Gold Coast Training College that is made by the student or their employer.
On completion of an enrolment form and provision of any evidence required the Gold Coast Training College will use the Smart and Skilled Provide Calculator to determine the Fee to be paid by the student. This will be advised to the student as part of the enrolment process.
Students can have part of their fee refunded in the following circumstances:
Where the student is gaining credit for previously completed accredited training. In such circumstances the student will be refunded a pro rata amount based on the percentage of the course that the credit covers. Where Gold Coast Training College is no longer able to deliver Smart and Skilled training
Where the student through circumstances beyond his/her control is unable to continue in the course – such as a medical condition, family/personal circumstances. Please refer to our student info page for further information. smart-and-skilled-fees-and-refund-policy
Depending on circumstances students may be eligible for fee concessions of fee-free training. Students will need to supply evidence of their circumstances according to the Smart and Skilled Fee Administration Policy
The student Fee is payable by the student to Gold Coast Training College according to the Gold Coast Training College Terms and conditions: https://gctrainingcollege.com.au/course-fees-payment-plans/
Additional Student Information
Further information for students including the Student Handbook and policies and procedures are available on the Gold Coast Training College https://gctrainingcollege.com.au/course-fees-payment-plans/ page.
The Gold Coast Training College complies with the Disability Standards for Education https://www.education.gov.au/disability-standards-education-2005
Students who wish to defer or discontinue a Smart and Skilled course must do so in writing to the College. The student will be provided with any statements of attainment completed and an updated training plan.
Students are able to access additional support and assistance by contacting their trainer directly or the College on 07 55283591 and requesting assistance.