NSW Smart and Skilled
NSW SMART AND SKILLED
Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. It’s helping people in NSW get the skills they need to find a job and advance their careers.
Am I Eligible?
You are eligible If you are:
– 15 years old or over, and
– No longer at school, 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, Australian humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen
– A NSW apprentice or trainee
You may be eligible to enrol in a government-subsidised course with an approved Smart and Skilled training provider.
To be considered for fee-free training, you must also meet one of the following categories:
- A Veteran
- Veteran’s Recognised Partner (includes Spouse, Recognised De-facto or Ex-Spouse/Recognised De-facto)
- A person aged 16 to 24 at commencement of training, regardless of employment status, including Year 12 School leavers
- A person who is a recipient of a Commonwealth Government welfare benefit (and their dependants)
- An unemployed person
- An existing worker currently working in the construction industry (additional requirements may apply)
- A person who is currently employed undertaking a specified full or part qualification in the following areas (additional may requirements apply):
- Aged care
- Digital skills
- Disability care
- Training and Education (TAE)
- An employed person who is ‘expected to become unemployed’ who falls into one of the following four categories:
- Stood down/furloughed employee (employee that has been stood down or an employee that is at risk of becoming unemployed and requires upskilling or reskilling for a new role and employment elsewhere)
- Person who has been employed for 6 months or less (employed on condition of receiving training to build capacity and capability for the job role. This would be within the first 6 months of employment)
- Low skilled/unskilled employee (existing employee, with or without relevant skills or previous qualification up to Certificate III, that requires training to upskill to secure ongoing employment or future employment)
- Workers in declining industries (workers at any company in an agreed declining industry (e.g. international travel industry) who required upskilling/reskilling for redeployment)
Before you enrol
The following documents give you further important information about your study Linked 2 under Skilling for Recovery (part of the NSW Smart & Skilled program) including privacy, consumer protection information, deferral or discontinuance of training, students’ rights and obligations, access to support and assistance and contact details for various support services.
– Student Handbook
– Rights and Responsibilities
– Job prospects etc
– Evidence of eligibility and student declaration
– Am I Eligible for a NSW Security Licence?
Notification of Enrolment Process
Enrolment Process for NSW Smart and Skilled Funded Courses (including Notification of Enrolment Process)
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1. Find a course or unit you would like to study
2. Check your eligibility for fee-free training
Click here to check your eligibility: Smart and Skilled website
3. Read the Linked 2 Student Handbook
4 . Advise Linked 2 whether you have special/specific needs or any other circumstances that may affect your learning
5. Complete the Eligibility for Funding Questionnaire (Linked 2 will verify your eligibility for fee-free training under the Skilling for Recovery initiative)
Or fill it out below:
6. Apply for your Unique Student Identifier
The process of getting a USI:
- Have a valid form of ID
- Go to the USI Registry System
- Agree to the terms and conditions
- Select Create USI.
- Select your evidence of identity document (see the types of ID you can use).
- Enter your personal details exactly as they appear on your form of ID.
- If the name you use for business or official purposes is not the name on your form of ID, you can choose to enter this in the preferred name field.
- Enter your contact details, including at least two contact methods.
- Confirm your identity. The USI Registry System will check and confirm your identity using the ‘Documentation Verification Service’ (DVS).
- Secure your account with a USI password and check questions.
7. Enrolment with Linked 2
A. Confirm your eligibility by providing the required documentation
B. Complete the enrolment form and advise Linked 2 whether you wish to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning and/or Credit Transfer
C. Read the Fee Information, Student Information, Consumer Protection
D. Linked 2 will notify the student of any Third Party arrangements
At present, Linked 2 has no Third Party Arrangements
E. Sign the Smart and Skilled Consent form
Or fill out below:
F. Sign the Student Declaration
Or sign below:
G. Linked 2 completes and issues a Notification of Enrolment process through the NSW Government State Training Services website (STS Online), obtains a Commitment ID and confirms the fee payable and notifies the student.
H. Undertake the Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment
Your Linked 2 Assessor will arrange this with you