Funded Programmes

Government Funded Training

As a not-for-profit social enterprise, Sydney Community College has, at the heart of its mission, the provision of affordable and accessible education and training programmes that develop individual and community capacity and support inclusivity. To achieve this through our Registered Training Organisation (RTO), the College pursues a strong quality assurance, compliance, consumer protection and student support ethos and partners with like organisations and government to deliver learning programmes for those with tailored or specific needs who might otherwise miss out.

One such initiative is the Adult and Community Education Community Services Obligation (ACE CSO) programme funded by the New South Wales Government’s Department of Industry. The ACE CSO is funded under the Government’s Smart and Skilled vocational education and training (VET) system to help people gain the skills necessary to find a job and advance their careers. The CSO funding to ACE providers such as Sydney Community College is designed to improve the participation rates in training opportunities.

The College is currently funded for two CSO programmes. One is for disadvantaged learners living in the Cabramatta/Fairfield and Canterbury/Lakemba areas of Western Sydney. For eligibility criteria and latest courses go to Funded Programs.

A new CSO funded training programme is for those employed in and/or who own a small business wishing to improve their digital technology skills through a VET training programme short course. Small business is defined as an organisation employing 20 or less people and with an annual turnover of less than $2M. More information on this valuable training opportunity for eligible students will be released by the College shortly.

Here is more information on the NSW Government’s training programme Smart and Skilled

Please also take the time to read our Training Policies and our Quality Assurance System (QAS) information to understand how we can assist you in your training needs.

This page last reviewed and updated July 2017