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Government subsidised training available at Asset College.

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About this Funding

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:

  • an entitlement to government-subsidised training up to and including Certificate III
  • government funding for higher-level courses (Certificate IV and above) in targeted priority areas.

Under the Smart and Skilled, Skilling for Recovery program, Asset College has been approved to deliver the CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations to eligible NSW participants. You can read more about the initiative in this brochure.

For more information regarding Smart and Skilled funding please visit the NSW Government website here.

Training under JobTrainer is fee-free and fully funded by the NSW and Commonwealth Governments.

Submit your funding application here!

Qualifications Available

Asset College has been approved to deliver the following qualifications under the Smart and Skilled Skilling for Recovery funding. Training under JobTrainer is fee-free and fully funded by the NSW and Commonwealth Governments.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants will need to meet all the eligibility requirements for Smart and Skilled funding and meet one of the Skilling for Recovery eligibility categories.

Smart and Skilled Eligibility

  • Living or working in NSW
  • An Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder
  • No longer at school

There are also some exceptions to the eligibility conditions described above, such as for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who live in specific, defined areas outside the NSW border.

Skilling for Recovery Eligibility – must meet 1 of the following categories:

  • A young person aged 16 to 24 at commencement of training, regardless of employment status, including year 12 school leavers
  • A Veteran
  • Veteran’s Recognised Partner (includes Spouse, Recognised Defacto or Ex-Spouse/Recognised Defacto)
  • A person who is a recipient of a Commonwealth Government welfare benefit (and their dependants)
  • An unemployed person
  • An employed person who is ‘expected to become unemployed’ who falls into one of the following four categories:
    • Stood down/furloughed employee
    • Person who has been employed for 6 months or less
    • Low skilled/unskilled employee
    • Workers in declining industries

You’ll need to provide proof of your eligibility when you enrol. Some examples of proof include a letter, email, employment contract, payslip indicating JobKeeper payments, notice of redundancy or other documentation relating to your employment. A full list of the documents you can provide is available on the application.

Note: you need to be over 18 to be eligible for a security licence. You can view more about the eligibility for a security licence in NSW here.

More information about determining eligibility criteria can be found on the NSW government website.

Submit your funding application here!


Training under JobTrainer is fee-free and fully funded by the NSW and Commonwealth Governments.

The standard course fee of $1500 is 100% subsidised for course participants.

The licence fee for Security Officers in NSW is $160 per year. Further information is available under the schedule of fees issued by NSW Police Force. The licence fee is not included in this funding.

Submit your funding application here!

Application Process

  1. Review the course information and information on this page and then contact us if you require any clarification regarding the course content, inclusions, outcomes, policies and procedures, entry requirements, attendance requirements or pathways.
  2. Submit your application online here.
  3. Undertake the Online Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment.
  4. Your application will be assessed by Asset College’s Compliance Team and you will receive a written response usually within 3 – 5 days.
  5. Sign your training plan.
  6. Commence your course.

The prospective student will be asked to provide consent to the enrolment process including the declaration of disclosing private information to the NSW Government during the enrolment process.

The student will also be required to declare that they have provided accurate and complete information, are aware of any subcontracting arrangements (if applicable) and have been provided with the Fee information relevant to their enrolment and all appropriate student information.

The student will also be required to confirm that a notification of Enrolment process has not concurrently been completed for the same qualification and/or the same units of competency for the same or other qualifications(s).

Student Support Service and Further Information

Details regarding our policies and procedures, including student support services are available in our Student Handbook.

You can view our privacy policy here.

You can view our refund policy here.

All students enrolling in Smart and Skilled course will be required to supply a Unique Student Identifier and will be requested to do so on their enrolment form. More information about the Unique Student Identifier can be found here.

All students are entitled to seek recognition of prior learning (RPL) as an alternative means of establishing competency for all or part of their course. Additionally, Asset College will recognise Statements of Attainment issued by other RTOs and will grant credit towards the Smart and Skilled qualifications for current and equivalent units of competency.

Students who wish to defer or discontinue a Smart and Skilled course must do so in writing to Asset College via email to [email protected] or via post to PO Box 350, North Lakes QLD 4509. The student will be provided with any statements of attainment completed and an updated training plan.

If you require assistance with accessing this information or require support, please contact us.

Terms and Conditions

Applications are subject to approval by Asset College’s Head Office. Submitting a completed application does not guarantee approval of funding. Training cannot commence until you have received written confirmation of your application being approved.

  1. Availability of funding is subject to change without notice at the discretion of the New South Wales Government.
  2. Participants must provide additional information / feedback to Asset College within three months of completing their qualification.
  3. Applicants who are registered Job Seekers should consult their Job Active Provider prior to submitting an application. Your Job Active Provider may be able to provide additional support services.
  4. Additional terms and conditions will be outlined on the application forms and are subject to change.
  5. Participants are required to submit and pay for their own industry licence applications. These are not included in the funding program.
  6. Students can only access the Smart and Skilled program through approved training providers.
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