Smart and Skilled

Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET) system that was introduced in January 2015. It’s aimed at helping people across New South Wales to advance their careers, and get the skills they need to find a great job in emerging and high-growth industry sectors.

Patrick Careers Academy has been selected by the NSW Department of Education & Communities (DEC) to deliver and assess a range of nationally accredited qualifications to people in the Sydney metro area of New South Wales.

Students in the Sydney Metro area of New South Wales who are eligible for Smart and Skilled funding receive an entitlement to government-subsidised training. First steps to find out whether you are eligible is to visit the Smart and Skilled website through the link below. You can then forward through an Eligibility Form to Patrick Careers Academy, and we will get back to you in 48 hours to let you know whether you are eligible for funding or not.

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Check your Smart and Skilled Eligibility Online >>

FlexiStudy - Learning for your Lifestyle

With Patrick Careers Academy Flexistudy , you can work at your own pace from home and adjust course work to suit your schedule. Customised course materials are tailored to your needs and delivery of the course is through a blended learning structure, with a dedicated trainer assigned to each student to provide one-to-one learning support throughout the course.

We offer a number of Certificate courses to people living in this area including: Business, Business Administration, Individual support, Hospitality and Cleaning Services. These courses are available through our online FlexiStudy program to tailor learning for your lifestyle to maximise your potential for career success. This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

Unique Student Identifier

To apply for any of the above courses, you need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) number from the Department of Education & Communities. Creating a USI is free, and creates a secure online record of your nationally recognised training that you can access anytime and anywhere - and it's yours for life.

Read the Unique Student Identifier Privacy and Application Document >>
Access the RTO Student Fact Sheet - Information for the USI >>

Smart and Skilled Fee Administration Policy 

Read the full details of the NSW Department of Education & Communities Smart and Skilled Fee Administration Policy >>

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