Workskills Skilling for Recovery St George & Sutherland Community College

Workskills Skilling for Recovery

Skilling For Recovery 2022 - 2023

Fee-Free Accredited Training.

Skilling for Recovery is part of a matched funding commitment between the NSW and Australian governments 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 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 in secondary education, and
  • Live or work in NSW; and
  • Australian or New Zealand citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or a Humanitarian Visa Holder or a partner visa holder whose sponsor is a humanitarian visa holder.

And meet one of the following:

  • Aged 16 to 24 at commencement of training, regardless of employment status, including Year 12 school leavers, or
  • A person who is a recipient of a Commonwealth Government welfare benefit, or
  • An unemployed person (you do not need to be in receipt of any Commonwealth benefits or registered with Centrelink), or
  • A veteran and their partner, or
  • A person who is currently employed undertaking a specified full or part qualification in the areas such as Aged Care, Digital Skills, Disability Care, Childcare, Training and Education (TAE).
  • An employed person who is expected to become unemployed who falls into one of the following categories:

- Stood down/ furloughed employee

- Person who has been employed for 6 months or less

- Low skilled/ unskilled employee

- Workers in declining industries

See definition below for further detail.

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

Skilling for Recovery primarily seeks to help unemployed people to re-train or for young people to start their career, but it will also support people expected to become unemployed. This can cover instances such as: companies in declining industries, people whose employment is conditional on immediately undertaking work relevant training, and workers who have been stood down or furloughed.

Below are definitions for each of the 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 starting a job (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 31 December 2022.

Current Courses available at SGSCC under Skilling for Recovery

  • CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support
  • ICT20120 Certificate II in Applied Digital Technologies
  • BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business
  • BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management
  • BSB40320 Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business
  • BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management
  • CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based 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
  • CHC50121 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

Deferral of training:

Skilling for Recovery is an initiative of short duration that provides training opportunities to improve employment opportunities as the State recovers following the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the intent of the initiative, a student cannot defer training unless all the following circumstances are met:

1.       The request to defer training is supported by a medical certificate which explains why the student’s medical condition prohibits the student from continuing with the training; and

2.       The request is for a deferral period of no more than six months, and

3.       The student has commenced training prior to seeking the deferral, i.e., a student cannot enrol and then immediately defer.

(Reference: https://www.nsw.gov.au/sites/default/files/noindex/noindex/2022-04/skilling-for-recovery-policy-1-jul-22-to-30-jun-23.pdf))