Funded English Courses (ACE Program) St George & Sutherland Community College

Funded English Courses (ACE Program)

Funding is provided by the NSW Government to support people who experience barriers to training and employment and need extra support or assistance with reading, writing, computer literacy and job-seeking skills. The ACE Program will deliver short course training and support to eligible participants to give you the necessary skills and knowledge to access further training, get a job or advance your career.

Information For Students

The ACE Program aims to provide support to disadvantaged students - see Disadvantaged Learners May Include for more information who have barriers to training and employment.

 Barriers may include (but are not limited to):

  • Limited employability skills
  • Ongoing personal issues impacting on educational achievement
  • Financial limitations in accessing childcare, transport and/or respite care
  • Low literacy, language, numeracy or computer skills

The Program will deliver short course training to eligible participants to give them the necessary skills and knowledge to move into further study and/or gain employment. It is part of the NSW Government's Smart & Skilled training reform.

Training Available

Adult and Community Education (ACE) programs support training that is linked to the NSW Skills List.

This includes:

  • Short courses involving nationally accredited units of competency and other tailored training
  • Foundation skills in Language and Literacy
  • Employability and Job Seeking Skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • Computer literacy


To be eligible you must be:

 (a) living or working  in NSW

(b) an Australian citizen

OR a permanent Australian resident

OR a New Zealand citizen

OR a humanitarian visa holder or a partner visa holder whose sponsor is a humanitarian visa holder - see Refugees and Asylum Seekers

(c) 15 years of age or older

(d) no longer at school

How To Enrol

Students applying for a subsidised place will need to complete an application form.

The application form will contain the following:

  • Student information
  • A valid Unique Student Identification (USI) number - Click here
  • Information and evidence a student is required to provide
  • Consents and declarations - see Personal Information

If eligible you will be required to undertake an assessment to qualify you into the proposed course.

Please contact the English Department to arrange an appointment on 02 9580 7885. 


If you are eligible for subsidised training, the course will be FREE. This course is subsidised by the NSW Government as part of the NSW Government's Smart & Skilled training reform.

Student Information

SGSCC will ensure that all students considering enrolling in the funded training will be made aware of how to access information (either electronically or in hard copy form) before enrolment. This information will include..

  • Policies relating to training
  • Rights and responsibilities of the student
  • Avenues of complaint
  • Access to support and assistance during the training and
  • Contact details for various support services eg interpreter services

For More Information

To find out more visit the Training Services NSW website

St George & Sutherland Community College Inc (SGSCC) is a Registered Training Organisation (Provider No: 7091) registered by Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) trading as SGSCC WorkSkills. 

SGSCC is a member of:

Adult Learning Australia

Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA)

Community Colleges Australia (CCA) 

For further information:

T: 9580 7885
E: or

*This course is FREE for eligible participants