English Smart & Skilled St George & Sutherland Community College

English Smart & Skilled

Smart & 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 their site.

St George & Sutherland Community College Inc (RTO ID 7091) is pleased to offer a suite of approved qualifications under Smart and Skilled. ‘This training is subsidised by the NSW Government’.

Programs include

Smart and Skilled Entitlement Foundation Skills Program

The core skills of reading, writing, numeracy and oral communication along with employability and learning skills that are critical for learning and work.

For a list of qualifications available for this Program see below.

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 SGSCC your eligibility.

Unique Student Identifier

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

Personal Information

For all approved Smart and Skilled qualifications (except School Based Apprenticeship and Traineeship Program) SGSCC 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 a 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, SGSCC 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:

  • Smart and Skilled Eligibility Criteria
  • Fee Information
  • Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit Transfer
  • Deferring or Continuing Subsidised Training
  • Consumer Protection Information
  • Support Services

You will be required to undertake a Language Literacy and Numeracy assessment to qualify you into your proposed course. Please contact WorkSkills to arrange an appointment on 02 8074 0700.

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:

  • Your completed
    SS Consent Form 151 kB pdf
  • Your USI number. If you do not already have a USI SGSCC may, with your consent, apply for your USI or you may apply directly here.

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 SGSCC 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 here

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.

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.

Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit Transfer

You are eligible to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT). Should your application for RPL and or CT be approved by SGSCC, following the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015 and the NSW Recognition Framework, the outcomes will be entered to determine any reduction in the course Fee.

RPL is an assessment process assessing your competence against the competency standards you seek recognition for with the provision of evidence. Please contact SGSCC if you wish to apply for RPL prior to enrolling.

CT applies when you can provide a Certificate, Statement of Attainment or transcript that has recorded the same unit code and title of a unit included in the enrolled course. You will be asked to provide a copy of your document, which has been witnessed by a JP as having sighted the original, as evidence of your seeking CT. Please contact SGSCC if you wish to apply for CT prior to enrolling.

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 SGSCC 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:

Manager – Vocational Education & Business SGSCC PO Box 404 Jannali NSW 2226

Support Services:

SGSCC provides the following support services during your training:

Academic Support Manager – Vocational Education & Business 02 8074 0700 Pastoral Care / Student Support: 02 8074 0700 Language, Literacy and Numeracy Support 02 8074 0700

Should you require an interpreter:

Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) 131 450


All the qualifications delivered and assessed by SGSCC 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.

SGSCC is approved to deliver the following English related qualifications:

FSK10119Certificate I in Access to Vocational Pathways
22236VICCertificate I in General Education for Adults
22235VICCertificate I in General Education for Adults (Introductory)
FSK10219Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways
22237VICCertificate II in General Education for Adults
FSK20119Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways