Training Beyond 2000 offers qualifications which can be provided either on a :
- Full 'Fee for Services' basis, or
- NSW Government subsidised basis.
Full 'Fee for Service' Training
Applicants who are unable to meet the criteria to enrol in government subsidised qualifications are able to enrol on a non-subsidised 'fee for service' basis.
The cost of completing a qualification on a fee for service basis is set out in the relevant Qualification Information Sheets on our website.
NSW Government Subsidised Training
Training Beyond 2000 Pty Ltd offers qualifications which are government subsidised under the Smart and Skilled Program.
What is Smart and Skilled?
Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW vocational education and training system which provides individuals with the chance to gain the skills they need to obtain a job and advance their careers.
To be eligible to be enrolled in the 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 NSW; and
- no longer be at school or equivalent.
Each government subsidised qualification has a fixed qualification price, a government subsidy amount and a participant fee, also known as an Administration Fee. A participant contributes towards the cost of training through the payment of a fee to the training provider. The NSW Skills List identifies which qualifications receive a government subsidy.
Before applicants can enrol in a course, they will be required to supply evidence to support their eligibility. This evidence can be in the form of:
- Australian Birth Certificate or Passport; OR
- A Certificate of Evidence of Resident Status (CERS); OR
- Humanitarian Visa or visa noting asylum or refugee status;
- Live or work in NSW declaration;
- Previous highest level qualification declaration;
- Year 10 completion or equivalent declaration (if under 17):
- Postcode declaration; OR
- Commonwealth or NSW Government issued document providing evidence of living location e.g. driver licence OR
- An employer issued document confirming employment in NSW.
A summary of acceptable evidence required to establish proof of eligibility and whether it must be sighted or retained is set out in the Smart and Skilled Fee Administration Policy at Appendix 3: Proof of Eligibility – Acceptable Evidence. The policy can be accessed at www.smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au/ and on our website under the Admin/HR tab.