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NSW Smart & Skilled Funding

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government through the Smart and Skilled Program.
Training delivered by Malekhu Investments Pty Ltd Trading As Queensford College (RTO: 31736).

What is Smart and Skilled?

Smart and Skilled is a NSW Government reform program that helps people get qualifications in in-demand skills and industries. It’s a key part of the NSW vocational education and training system and endeavours to give eligible students:

  • 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.

While eligibility depends on many factors, Smart and Skilled course participants include people who are:

  • 15 years old or over, and
  • no longer at school or home-schooled students, and
  • living or working in NSW (or an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person living in specific NSW border areas), and
  • an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen
  • a NSW¬†apprentice or trainee

See the Smart and Skilled student eligibility policy and  Low cost and free training options for more information on how this subsidy is determined based on different categories of student fees based on: the program, the qualification, and the characteristics of the student..

 

Ways that Smart and Skilled supports disadvantaged students includes:

Check Your Eligibility and Enrol

Check your eligibility and enrol with these simple steps:

Step 1

Get familiar with Smart & Skilled by visiting this website.

Step 2
Go to the Course Finder and click on Calculate your Fee to find out if you are eligible and to get an estimate of your fees. The level of subsidy you are entitled to will vary depending on your circumstances. The fee you are required to pay is set and will not change if you choose another provider. If you are unsure of this process, you can contact us and we can advise you of your eligibility and any concessions of exemption or if you qualify for a fee free scholarship. If you are not eligible for full subsidy, don’t stress as we can work out a flexible payment plan for you.

Step 3
Select your Training Provider. You will be able to find Queensford College listed under Malekhu Investments Pty Ltd on page 15.

Step 4
Click on Malekhu Investments Pty Ltd hyperlink. You will be directed to the Queensford College website.

Step 5
Go to Domestic Programs and click on the NSW Smart & Skilled Funding Follow the prompts to read full information about the qualification of your choice. Once you have made an informed decision and are ready to enrol, simply contact us or go to the Resources tab on our website and complete the ‚ÄėConsent Form‚Äô and a declaration that all information provided is true and correct.¬†

Step 6
Gather all required documents for eligibility and enrolment. You will need to provide proof of the following:

  • Australian Citizenship, Permanent Residents, New Zealand Citizen, Approved Visa Holders (Other than Student Visa)
  • Be 15 Years or Over
  • Have 100 Points of your Personal ID
  • Obtain USI, Police Check, Working with Children Check
  • Have Immunisation Records/Evidence (Covid-19, Flu Vaccines are required in all Accredited Residential Care Facilities, if you are not vaccinated the facility may not accept you for work placement)

 

Step 7
Queensford College will generate and maintain a hard copy or electronic copy of the Notification of Enrolment report and provides a copy of this to prospective student. Successful completion of the Notification of Enrolment process will result in the issuance of a Commitment ID. Prospective student must confirm (by reading and signing the enrolment form) that all information provided by the student to the provider, in connection with the Notification of Enrolment process is true, accurate, complete and not misleading in any way.

Step 8
Prospective student will be enrolled into our Student Management System and Learning Management System and be sent a notification upon successful enrolment in the systems via email. The notification also contains login details for prospective student.

Step 9
Prospective student will receive a link for completion of an LLN test on our Learning Management System (Moodle). Once you have completed the LLN test, the results will be generated and support strategies will be determined if there are areas that need to be strengthened.

Step 10
Prospective student will receive a Training Plan from Queensford College as soon as the enrolment in the Student Management System is successful. Student will also be given an opportunity to have input into developing the Training Plan. The contact details of your trainer and student services staff will be outlined in the Training Plan. 

Courses Available

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

This course is funded by the NSW Government under the Smart & Skilled Program for eligible participants.

Course Overview

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centered support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centered support.

CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

This course is funded by the NSW Government under the Smart & Skilled Program for eligible participants.

Course Overview

CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing reflects the role of support workers who complete specialised tasks and functions in aged services; either in residential, home or community-based environments. Workers will take responsibility for their own outputs within defined organisation guidelines and maintain quality service delivery through the development, facilitation and review of individualised service planning and delivery.

Workers may be required to demonstrate leadership and have limited responsibility for the organisation and the quantity and quality of outputs of others within limited parameters. 

CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

This course is funded by the NSW Government under the Smart & Skilled Program for eligible participants.

Course Overview

CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care reflects the role of educators in early childhood education and care who work in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia. They support children’s wellbeing, and development in the context of an approved learning framework. Educators use a range of well-developed skills and knowledge using discretion and judgment when carrying out their work in the context of established policies and procedures. They may work independently or under the guidance of others, though in some contexts that guidance may not be on-site.

CHC50121 Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care

This course is funded by the NSW Government under the Smart & Skilled Program for eligible participants.

Course Overview

CHC50121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care reflects the role of educators in early childhood education and care who work in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia. Educators at this level are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum that meets the requirements of an approved learning framework and for maintaining compliance in other areas of service operations. They use specialised knowledge and analyse and apply theoretical concepts to diverse work situations. They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other educators.

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