Government Subsidised Courses Hornsby - Ku-ring-gai Community College

Government Subsidised Courses

Government subsidised courses

Smart and Skilled Program

Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai Community College Inc (RTO 90232) has been approved to deliver subsidised courses under the NSW Government Smart and Skill Vocational Education and Training (VET) commencing 1st Jan 2016.

The Smart and Skilled funding subsidies are designed to help people in NSW to gain additional skills that they require to gain employment and/or to improve their current employment opportunities.

HKCC may deliver the following Nationally Recognised and Accredited Qualifications in the Sydney Region

  • FSK10113 Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways
  • FSK20113 Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways
  • BSB20115 Certificate II in Business
  • BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration
  • CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)
  • FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

This course is for people wanting to enter into employment or to enter a vocational course. Student will learn how to

  • use digital technology
  • read, write and orally communicate in the workplace
  • complete workplace forms and documentation
  • use basic mathematics of simple fractions, decimals and percentages
  • deal with routine workplace problems.

Call HKCC on 9482 1189 to find out if you are eligible for the Smart and Skilled subsidised course.

Targeted Priorities

FNS40215 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

Participants will need to

  • undergo a placement interview
  • bring photo ID
  • provide your USI number (if you don’t have a USI number, a member of staff can assist)
  • bring documentation to support the type of payment e.g. proof of a Centrelink benefit
  • discuss opportunities for prior Learning/Credit Transfer.


  • will be given course and consumer protection information
  • must sign a consent form
  • be given fee information
  • will work with the interviewer to develop a Training Plan
  • complete a pre-requisite questionnaire
  • be made aware of support services available.

2015 Smart and Skilled Student Eligibility

The NSW Government has made available subsidised training in a number of programs under the Smart and Skilled program which is a major reform of the NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. It is aimed at helping people in NSW to get the skills they need to find a job and advance their careers. From 1 January 2015, Smart and Skilled provides eligible students with

  • An entitlement to government subsidised training up to and including certificate-3
  • Foundation Skills – certificates 1 & 2
  • Government funding for higher-level courses (Certificate IV and above) in targeted priority areas.
  • For students that are disadvantaged and require additional support, subsidised part qualifications are available under the CSO (Community Service Obligation) program.
  • Apprenticeships and some new entrant trainees

Am I eligible for Smart and Skilled funding?

Answer these questions to find out if you are eligible to access Smart and Skilled government subsidised training.

  • I am 15 years or older
  • I have left school
  • I live or work in NSW
  • I am an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen
  • I have not completed a Certificate IV qualification or above (whether gained in Australia or overseas)

If you answered ‘Yes’ to all five questions, then you’re eligible to enrol in a government-subsidised course with an approved Smart and Skilled training provider. For more information please go to This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

Community Service Obligation (CSO)

Is an Adult and Community Education Community Service Obligation Program.

HKCC has also been selected to be part of the Adult and Community Education Community Service Obligation Program (ACE CSO program)

The College is currently offering a range of short courses designed to help improve your work skills. These include

  • Customer Service Skills Skillset *
  • Foundation Skills – Language and Literacy skills for returning to work*
  • Spoken and Written English*
  • Office Skills for the – Word, Excel & PowerPoint *
  • Business Core Skills – WHS, Keyboarding & Simple Documents*
  • MYOB Skillset*
  • MYOB Level 1
  • MYOB Level 2
  • MYOB Payroll
  • Accounting Principles for MYOB
  • MYOB Tips and Tricks
  • Excel 2010 Introduction
  • Excel 2010 Intermediate
  • Excel 2010 Advanced
  • Excel Pivot Tables and Charts
  • PowerPoint 2010 *
  • Word 2010 Essentials *
  • Word 2010 Intermediate – In One Day
  • Word 2010 Introduction
  • Word 2010 Intermediate
  • Word 2010 Advanced
  • Acrobat Reader
  • Computer Essentials part 1
  • Computer Essential part 2
  • Basic Internet
  • Typing Skills*
  • Windows 8.1 – Introduction
  • File Management
  • Email
  • Photoshop CS5.5 Introduction

* denotes the course is assessed against a Nationally Accredited Criteria and if successful you will receive a Statement of Attainment.

Please talk to us and we can tailor a skillset to meet your workplace needs! This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

ACE CSO Eligibility

ACE CSO funding will provide for additional support to those learners who are at risk of not participating in Smart and Skilled and who experience barriers to accessing entitlements and other Smart and Skilled supported training.

Barriers to entitlement training include

  • Very low literacy, language and/or numeracy skill level which would impinge on successful completion of full qualification entitlement training
  • Limited employability skills where students require considerable additional supports
  • Persistent and ongoing personal issues impacting on educational achievement
  • Financial limitations in accessing childcare, transport and/or respite care which affects a student’s ability to participate in entitlement training.

Disadvantaged learners may include:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
  • People with a disability
  • Long term unemployed
  • Low income students who are Commonwealth welfare recipients and their dependants
  • Young people (15-17 years of age) who are at risk of not making a successful transition from school to further training or work
  • Migrants/refugees who are unemployed or underemployed
  • People with other barriers to Smart and Skilled entitlement.

To be eligible for government subsidised training under Smart and Skilled, individuals must be

  • An Australian citizen, permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder, or New Zealand citizen, and
  • Aged 15 years or older
  • Not at school, and
  • Living or working in NSW.

Under this funding subsidiary participants can choose units suitable for their needs from accredited qualifications e.g. Units from the Certificate III in Business Administration qualification.