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Smart and Skilled

Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. For full information on Smart and Skilled please visit:

www.smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au/about

Advanced Education Australia (AEA) RTO ID 91382 is pleased to offer a suite of approved qualifications under Smart and Skilled. ‘This training is subsidised by the NSW Government’.

Programs include:

1. Smart and Skilled Entitlement Full Qualifications Program and Smart and Skilled Targeted Priorities Full Qualifications Program

Eligible students may enrol in selected AEA qualifications and apply for training subsidised under Smart and Skilled.

2. Smart and Skilled Entitlement Apprenticeships and Traineeship Program.

AEA is approved to offer traineeships under Smart and Skilled. Traineeships combine work-based training with an employer and formal training through AEA. They are established under training contracts between the employer and the trainee and are regulated by government. They’re a great way to be paid for work, learn and earn a qualification.

Most new-entrant trainees are eligible for a government subsidy under Smart and Skilled for the qualification that supports their traineeship.

3. School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships Program

A school based apprenticeship or traineeship provides a student with the opportunity to attain a nationally-recognised vocational education and training qualification, as well as the Higher School Certificate, through paid part-time employment in a recognised trade or traineeship vocation and formal training provided by a registered training organisation.

Prior to enrolling:

Prospective students may be eligible to receive Subsidised Training under Smart and Skilled. Each program has its own eligibility criteria. Prior to enrolling please check with AEA your eligibility.

Unique Student Identifier:

As a condition of your enrolment you are required to give AEA your Unique Student Identifier number

Personal Information:

For all approved Smart and Skilled qualifications (except School Based Apprenticeship and Traineeship Program) AEA requires your consent for the Department of Education and Communities (the Department) to be given your Personal Information which may also be disclosed to other Australian government agencies. You will be asked to complete Consent to use and disclosure of Personal Information to the Department of Education and Communities and other Government Agencies form.

With your Personal Information and details of your proposed course, including details of any Credit Transfers or Recognition of Prior Learning, AEA will be able to calculate and notify you of your fee contribution prior to you deciding whether to enrol.

How to enrol:

Prior to enrolling please read the following information to determine your eligibility as well as to be informed of the Smart and Skilled requirements. This includes:

  1. Smart and Skilled Eligibility Criteria
  2. VET FEE-HELP
  3. Fee Information
  4. Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit Transfer
  5. Deferring or Continuing Subsidised Training
  6. Consumer Protection Information
  7. Support Services

You will be required to undertake a Language Literacy and Numeracy assessment to qualify you into your proposed course. Please contact AEA to arrange an appointment on: 02 8542 6006.

Smart and Skilled Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for training for any Smart and Skilled program, you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen, a permanent Australian resident, a humanitarian visa holder or a New Zealand citizen, and
  • Be aged 15 years or older, and
  • Live or work in New South Wales, and
  • No longer be at school

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

To assist in our assessing your eligibility we will need you to complete:

  1. Your completed Consent Form
  2. Your USI number. If you do not already have a USI AEA may, with your consent, apply for your USI or you may apply direct by visiting usi.gov.au.
  3. Fee Information:

Fees apply for your selected program. The fee amount you pay and the government contribution is dependent on your eligibility.

Fees have been set by the NSW Government for training providers and AEA must charge the student as determined from the data you have provided to us. Depending on your eligibility you may be charged the Standard Student – First Qualification fee, Standard Student – Subsequent Qualification fee or Concession fee for disadvantaged students.

If you are an Australian Government welfare recipient we will need documentation from you which will assist us in calculating your Fee.

The schedule of fees can be accessed at: www.training.nsw.gov.au/smartandskilled/prices_fees.html

If you apply for Recognition of Prior Learning or Credit Transfer the qualification price will be adjusted and a new student fee will be determined.

Payment is required on enrolment.

View the payment of fees and refund policy

Smart and Skilled Scholarships:

There are Smart and Skilled Scholarships available. As part of the Reskilling NSW initiative, the NSW Government is investing $48 million to provide 200,000 free training places over the next four years to help young people gain the qualifications they need to become skilled workers.

People who meet Smart and Skilled Fee-Free Scholarship eligibility criteria and commence training on or after 1 July 2015, will be able to choose from more than 580 qualifications from Certificate I to Certificate IV level, including apprenticeships and traineeships, and be able complete their training without paying a student fee.

Free training will be available to young people (aged 15-30) who receive Commonwealth Welfare allowances such as a Newstart Allowance or a Youth Allowance, or are the dependant of a Commonwealth Welfare recipient. There is a priority for young people living in Social Housing, or on the Social Housing waiting list.

Deferring or Discontinuing Subsidised Training:

If you wish to defer your course you may do so for up to 12 months from when we have received notification from you.

It is hoped that you should not need to discontinue your course. If you wish to discontinue your course we ask that you inform AEA in writing. Any refunds owing please refer to our Refund Policy.

If you wish to defer or discontinue your course please write, with your reasons, to:

Principal

Advanced Education Australia

PO BOX 334
Strawberry Hills NSW 2012

Consumer Protection Information:

Your feedback is important to us at AEA to protect your rights as a student please refer to the following documents:

Consumer Protection Policy

Smart and Skilled Consumer Protection Strategy Alternatively, you may wish to contact the NSW Smart and Skilled Customer Support Centre direct at 1300 772 104 or visit www.smartandandskilled.nsw.gov.au

Support Services:

AEA provides the following support services during your training:

  1. Academic Support
  2. Pastoral Care / Student Support
  3. Language, Literacy and Numeracy Support

Qualifications:

All the qualifications delivered and assessed by AEA are competency based. You will be assessed and be deemed Competent or Not Yet Competent for each unit of competency. You need to be deemed Competent in all units of your course to be issued with your qualification. You have the opportunity to re-submit. Please refer to Student Handbook – Assessment.

AEA is approved to deliver the following qualifications:

Smart and Skilled Entitlement Full Qualifications Program

Region:

  • Sydney
Qualification
SHB20116 Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics
SHB30115 Certificate III in Beauty Services
CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
CHC33015Certificate III in Individual Support

Smart and Skilled Targeted Priorities Full Qualifications Program

Region:

  • Sydney
  • Hunter Valley excl Newcastle
Qualification
CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability
CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy
SHB50216 Diploma of Salon Management
CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media
HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage
BSB50215 Diploma of Business
BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management
BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management

Smart and Skilled Entitlement Apprenticeships and Traineeships Program

Region:

  • Sydney
  • Capital region
  • Central Coast
  • Central West
  • Coffs Harbour – Grafton
  • Far West and Orana
  • Hunter Valley excl Newcastle
  • Illawarra
  • Mid North Coast
  • Murray
  • New England and North West
  • Newcastle and Lake Macquarie
  • Richmond – Tweed
  • Riverina
  • Southern Highlands and Shoalhaven
Qualification
SHB20116 Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics
SHB40115 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy
CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support
CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability
HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage
BSB50215 Diploma of Business
BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management

School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships Program

Region:

  • Sydney
  • Capital region
  • Central Coast
  • Central West
  • Coffs Harbour – Grafton
  • Far West and Orana
  • Hunter Valley excl Newcastle
  • Illawarra
  • Mid North Coast
  • Murray
  • New England and North West
  • Newcastle and Lake Macquarie
  • Richmond – Tweed
  • Riverina
  • Southern Highlands and Shoalhaven
Qualification
SHB20116 Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics
SHB40115 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy
CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

Expression of Interest

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