Workskills Skilling for Recovery

Skilling For Recovery

Fee-Free Accredited Training.

Skilling for Recovery is part of a matched funding commitment of almost $320 million between the NSW and Australian government’s under the JobTrainer Fund.

Skilling for Recovery is a key component of the State’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan.

Skilling for Recovery will help job seekers (including school leavers) reskill, retrain and redeploy the workforce to industries where there are skills shortages and emerging employment opportunities.

Skilling for Recovery offers Fee Free training places to eligible SGSCC students and funded courses.

Student Eligibility:

If you meet the following criteria you may be eligible to enrol at SGSCC under Skilling for Recovery and receive fee-free accredited training:

You must meet all of the following criteria:

  • 15 years old and over; and
  • No longer at school; and
  • Live or work in NSW; and
  • Australian or New Zealand citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or a Humanitarian Visa Holder

And meet one of the following:

  • Aged 17 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
  • An unemployed person (you do not need to be in receipt of any Commonwealth benefits or registered with Centrelink).
  • An employed person who is ‘expected to become unemployed’ as defined by the Department. (SGSCC is required to obtain preapproval from the Department). See definition below.

Definition of an employed person who is ‘expected to become unemployed’

Examples of people at risk of losing their job definition/categories:

  • Stood down/Jobkeeper/furloughed employee: Employee that has been stood down or employee for whom employer has JobKeeper arrangement in place and at risk of becoming unemployed. Requires upskilling or reskilling for new role and employment elsewhere.
  • Person returning to work (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 require upskilling/reskilling for redeployment.

SGSCC will advise you on course availability as well as the evidence requirements to validate your eligibility.

All Skilling for Recovery enrolments must occur no later than 30 September 2021 and all training must be completed by 31 May 2022.

Current Courses available at SGSCC under Skilling for Recovery

  • BSB20115 Certificate II in Business
  • CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support
  • ICT20115 Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology
  • BSB40515 Certificate IV in Business Administration
  • BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management
  • BSB42415 Certificate IV in Marketing and Communication
  • BSB42618 Certificate IV in New Small Business
  • BSB50215 Diploma of Business
  • BSB50618 Diploma of Human Resources Management
  • BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership and Management
  • BSB52415 Diploma of Marketing and Communication
  • CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support
  • CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services
  • CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
  • CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability
  • CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health
  • CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
  • CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services
  • CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health
  • CHC62015 Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management
  • TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment