New South Wales

Smart and Skilled

BCA National is approved to deliver training under Smart and Skilled for selected qualifications in 2017. Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. It's helping people in NSW get the skills they need to find a job and advance their careers.

Smart and Skilled provides eligible students with:

  1. An entitlement to government-subsidised training up to and including Certificate III, called Entitlement Full Qualification Program
  2. Government funding for higher-level courses (Certificate IV and above) in targeted priority areas, called Targeted Priorities Full Qualification Program.

Further information, including an initial eligibility checker is available on the Smart and Skilled website.


Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for a subsidised place in any Smart and Skilled program you must:

  1. Be an Australian citizen, a permanent Australian resident, a humanitarian visa holder or a New Zealand citizen, and
  2. Be aged 15 years or older, and
  3. Live or work in New South Wales, and
  4. No longer be at school.


Student fees/contribution

Under Smart and Skilled, a student contributes towards the cost of training through the payment of a student fee. The payment to the Provider is made up of the student fee and the subsidy from the NSW government. Student fees are:

  • Set for the whole qualification, not annual or semester fees
  • Lower for students doing their first post-school qualification
  • Set for the student and the qualification and will be the same regardless of the Provider chosen.

The course fee – or student contribution – is dependent on your individual circumstances, with fee concessions and exemptions available. The six student fee categories for 2017 are:

  1. Standard Student – First Qualification
  2. Standard Student – Subsequent Qualification
  3. Apprenticeship (for qualifications offered as part of an apprenticeship pathway) – Not available at BCA National
  4. Traineeship (for qualifications offered as part of a traineeship pathway) – Not available at BCA National
  5. Concession
  6. Exemption

 

Concession fees

Concession fees are discounted fees for disadvantaged students. Concessions fees are a flat fee for the qualification level.

A student who receives a specified Commonwealth Government welfare benefit or allowance is eligible for a concession fee for a qualification up to and including Certificate IV. A student who is receiving a specified benefit or allowance at the time of enrolment is eligible for a concession.

The concession fee is also available to a student who is a dependant of a person receiving a specified Commonwealth Government welfare benefit or allowance. To be eligible for the concession the person who the student is a dependant of must be receiving the benefit or allowance at the time of enrolment.

There are no concessions for students enrolling in Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas.


Fee exemptions

Students who qualify for a fee exemption are:

  • Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • People with a disability (that is people who meet the disability fee exemption criteria, including the dependent child, spouse or partner of a recipient of a Disability Support Pension). (If you feel this applies to you please contact your training coordinator)
  • Refugees and asylum seekers (that is people who meet the refugee and asylum seeker eligibility and exemption criteria)
  • recipients of Fee-Free Scholarships

Undertaking training can help rebuild someone's life and get them back into the workforce. People who have experienced domestic and family violence and/or their dependant(s) may be eligible for free training that is funded by the NSW government under the Smart and Skilled initiative.

Please visit https://smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au/are-you-eligible or contact us on 1300 79 67 87 to find out more.

You can check your eligibility and obtain an estimate of your student contribution via the Smart and Skilled eligibility checker at https://smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au/are-you-eligible. Alternatively, BCA will also provide you with a fee estimate and payment options on application for a Smart and Skilled place. Please find the fee administration policy here.

The qualifications BCA National offers under Smart and Skilled are:

Entitlement Full Qualification Program in the Sydney region

Qualification Name

National Code

Certificate III in Accounts Administration

FNS30315

Certificate III in Business

BSB30115

Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management

AHC31410

Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management

AHC31416

Certificate III in Individual Support

CHC33015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Targeted Priorities Full Qualification Program in the Hunter region excluding Newcastle

Qualification Name

National Code

Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management

CHC62015

Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management

BSB61015

Certificate IV in Ageing Support

CHC43015

Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

CHC43215

Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

FNS40215

Certificate IV in Business

BSB40215

Certificate IV in Business (Governance)

BSB41915

Certificate IV in Community Services

CHC42015

Certificate IV in Disability

CHC43115

Certificate IV in Education Support

CHC40213

Certificate IV in Leadership and Management

BSB42015

Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

CHC43415

Certificate IV in Youth Work

CHC40413

Diploma of Accounting

FNS50215

Diploma of Child, Youth and Family Intervention

CHC50313

Diploma of Community Services

CHC52015

Diploma of Counselling

CHC51015

Diploma of Counselling

CHC51712

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC50113

Diploma of Leadership and Management

BSB51915

 

Targeted Priorities Full Qualification Program in the Riverina region

Qualification Name

National Code

Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management

CHC62015

Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management

BSB61015

Certificate IV in Ageing Support

CHC43015

Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

CHC43215

Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

FNS40215

Certificate IV in Business

BSB40215

Certificate IV in Business (Governance)

BSB41915

Certificate IV in Community Services

CHC42015

Certificate IV in Disability

CHC43115

Certificate IV in Education Support

CHC40213

Certificate IV in Leadership and Management

BSB42015

Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

CHC43415

Certificate IV in Youth Work

CHC40413

Diploma of Accounting

FNS50215

Diploma of Child, Youth and Family Intervention

CHC50313

Diploma of Community Services

CHC52015

Diploma of Counselling

CHC51015

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC50113

Diploma of Leadership and Management

BSB51915

 

 

Targeted Priorities Full Qualification Program in the Sydney region

Qualification Name

National Code

Certificate IV in Business BSB40215
Certificate IV in Business (Governance) BSB41915
Certificate IV in Community Services CHC42015
Certificate IV in Disability CHC43115
Certificate IV in Education Support CHC40213
Certificate IV in Leadership and Management BSB42015
Certificate IV in Leisure and Health CHC43415
Certificate IV in Youth Work CHC40413
Diploma of Accounting FNS50215
Diploma of Child, Youth and Family Intervention CHC50313
Diploma of Community Services CHC52015
Diploma of Counselling CHC51015
Diploma of Counselling CHC51712
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50113
Diploma of Leadership and Management BSB51915
Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management CHC62015
Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management BSB61015
Certificate IV in Ageing Support CHC43015
Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs CHC43215
Certificate IV in Bookkeeping FNS40215

If you are a student, and would like to register your interest to study a qualification under Smart and Skilled, or enquire about start dates, simply call 1300 79 67 87 or email enquiries@bcanational.com

For business-to-business related enquiries, contact Priscilla.murday@bcanational.com

 

BCA National Complaints & Appeals Policy and Process 
Approved Smart and Skilled training providers must have a consumer protection and complaints-handling system in place, as required by the Smart and Skilled Consumer Protection Strategy, the NSW Quality Framework and the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). Click here to access BCA’s Complaints & Appeals Policy which includes our Consumer Protection Strategy and details of our Consumer Protection Officer.

 

BCA National Refund policy

*This information is to read in conjunction with BCAP0008 Refund policy and BCAP007 Course fees and payments policy

Students accessing NSW Smart and Skilled funding must pay a student fee. The student fee is dependent on your personal circumstances as well as the qualification being studied.

Under Smart and Skilled refunds are available for certain circumstances. The refund date referred to within the BCAP0008 Refund policy is no less than 20% of the first unit of study (inline with VET Student Loan) or before the 3rd training session whichever is sooner.

In the event that you wish to claim a credit transfer or recognition of prior learning after enrolment and your student fee has been paid but the unit in question has not yet commenced, you may be entitled to a pro-rata refund of your student fee.

  1. Contact your Training Coordinator to facilitate your credit transfer(s) or recognition of prior learning
  2. The administration fee will be re-calculated based on the new number of units
  3. You will be notified of your new student fee and if applicable a refund of the difference will be made

If BCA National status changes and we are no longer able to complete the delivery of your training under Smart & Skilled and your student fees have been paid, you will be entitled a refund of any unused portion of pre-paid student fee.

To obtain the refund

  1. Contact your training coordinator requesting the refund
  2. The calculation of any fees paid in advance will be performed
  3. A refund and a statement showing how the amount was calculated will be provided

Note: Refunds of Student fees will be made via the payment method. If you have paid your student fee using the VET Student Loan program please follow the withdrawal process for VET Student loans.