Why Study at SGSCC International? St George & Sutherland Community College

Why Study at SGSCC International?

Why Study at SGSCC International?

At SGSCC International you will be part of a caring community dedicated in providing excellent study options combined with real experience, whilst experiencing the diversity of all that Sydney has to offer.

SGSCC is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Provider Number 7091, and is registered by Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). ASQA is the national regulator for Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) sector and regulates course and training providers to ensure nationally approved quality standards are met. SGSCC is accredited to provide training and recognition services according to its Scope of Registration within the Standards for NVR Registered Training Organisations.

St George and Sutherland Community College is registered to:

  • Deliver training and conduct assessments
  • Issue nationally recognised qualifications in accordance with the Standards for NVR Registered Training Organisations.

What are the Standards for NVR Registered Training Organisations?

The Standards for NVR Registered Training Organisations are a set of nationally agreed standards that:

  • Ensures the quality of vocational education and training and training services throughout Australia
  • Ensures all Registered Training Organisations and the qualifications they issue are recognised nationally.


St George and Sutherland Community College is registered to deliver training, assess competency and issue Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications. All training programs delivered and all qualifications issued by SGSCC are in respect of training packages or nationally accredited courses.

Training Packages and Accredited Courses

Training Packages are sets of training materials that have been developed by industry to standardise vocational education and training around Australia. They replace various state and territory VET courses and lead to nationally recognised qualifications. Nationally endorsed standards (within these training packages) describe the skills and knowledge needed to perform effectively in the workplace.

Accredited courses are structured and sequenced vocational education and training courses.

Nationally Recognised Training

An AQF Certificate or Statement of Attainment issued by a Registered Training Organisation assures that students are competent in the standards set by industry. A nationally recognised VET qualification (indicated by the Nationally Recognised Training [NRT] logo) means that students have portable skills and qualifications across Australia.

Nationally Recognised and Accredited courses are identified in the College brochure by the Nationally Recognised Training Logo. Being nationally recognised ensures a high quality of course delivery along with portability of qualifications that are recognised by employers and Registered Training Organisations throughout Australia.

Structure of Courses

In general, courses consist of units of competency, similar to subjects.

Within each unit of competency there is a series of learning outcomes that reflect the skills or competencies that you need to be able to demonstrate competence in, in order to satisfy the assessment requirements.

Competence and Competency Standards

Competence can be defined as the skills and knowledge required to perform the tasks a job requires the standards demanded by industry.

Competency standards (also referred to as national industry/enterprise competency standards) are national standards that set out the work skills and knowledge required for effective performance in the workplace and is defined by industry.

Competency standards are an endorsed component of training packages or where no training package exists, as the basis for defining the learning outcomes of an accredited course.