Government Funding

The Australian College of Professionals (ACOP) can offer course through 2 types of Government Funding;

  1. Smart and Skilled Funding
    • Smart and Skilled Traineeships Program
    • Smart and Skilled Targeted Priorities Full Qualifications
  2. Centrelink Funding

Smart and Skilled
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. This training is subsidised by the NSW Government. Further information can be found on the Smart & Skilled Website.

Notification & Eligibility Process
A prospective student of the Smart and Skilled program should meet the following criteria, which are:

  • 15 years old or over?
  • no longer at school?
  • living or working in NSW?
  • an Australian citizen, permanent resident, permanent humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen?

If you answered ‘Yes’ to all four questions, then you are eligible to enquire for a government-subsidised courses with the ACOP.

Student Information
Also view our Student Information Guide for more information.

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

Register your interest for the Smart & Skilled Program

Traineeships generally last one or two years depending on the qualification and provide training in vocational areas. ACOP offers traineeships across a diverse range of careers in Real Estate, Business and Finance.

ACOP can offer the following qualifications through the Smart and Skilled Traineeship Program;

  • CPP40307 Certificate IV in Property Services (Real Estate)
  • CPP40611 Certificate IV in Property Services (Operations)
  • BSB40515 Certificate IV in Business Administration
  • FNS40815 Certificate IV in Finance and Mortgage Broking
  • FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting
  • BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management

By commencing a traineeship, you will gain:

  • a Government accredited qualification which is recognised nationally
  • the flexibility to study when it suits you and your employer
  • the opportunity to apply new skills and knowledge in the workplace right away
  • recognised and transferable skills
  • access to our tutor hotline for ongoing guidance and support

For Employees:
Traineeships are a great way to get a head start in your chosen career or to promote yourself in the job market. You can also retrain for the career you have always wanted. They combine time at work with training and can be full-time or part-time.

Our traineeship programs give you nationally recognised qualifications and the experience you need for your chosen career. Our government funded training programs are available to anyone of working age with or without a secondary school certificate. You can be a school-leaver, re-entering the workforce or an adult worker simply wishing to change careers.

For Employers:
The Commonwealth Government offers a number of financial incentives to encourage employers to offer skilled based training to their employees. These incentives include:

Commencement Incentive (when an employee commences a full-time traineeship) $1,500
Completion Incentive (when an employee completes their full-time traineeship) $2,500
Total Employer Incentives Available $4,000

Please note the the above employer incentives will differ for a part-time traineeships. Student must meet an eligibility criteria.

Additional Benefits

By offering skills-based training to your employees, you will gain staff who:

  • are committed to your industry
  • have improved job knowledge and skills through our off-the-job training programs
  • have increased productivity and quality of work with minimal day-to-day interruption
  • contribute to the bottom line with practical skills and knowledge acquired through their training

You will also gain an effective and efficient way of training & retaining staff to meet your business needs.For further information on employer benefits, please download the Australian Apprenticeships Employer Reference Guide

Click HERE to register your interest for the Smart & Skilled Traineeship Program

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

ACOP is approved to conduct training in seven (7) targeted qualifications throughout New South Wales. Students may be eligible to access government funding for the following qualifications:

  • CPP40307 Certificate IV in Property Services (Real Estate)
  • CPP40611 Certificate IV in Property Services (Operations)
  • BSB40515 Certificate IV in Business Administration
  • FNS40815 Certificate IV in Finance and Mortgage Broking
  • FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting
  • FNS50615 Diploma of Financial Planning
  • BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management

Click HERE to register your interest for the Smart & Skilled Targeted Priorities Full Qualifications Program

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

The Australian College of Professionals is a Centrelink Approved provider of the following training courses:

Business

  • BSB51915 – Diploma of Leadership and Management
  • BSB40515 – Certificate IV in Business Administration

Property

  • Certificate of Registration (NSW) in Real Estate, Business Broking, Stock & Station, Strata Management and On-Site Residential Property Management
  • Buyers Agent Licence (NSW)
  • On-Site Residential Property Managers Licence (NSW)
  • Agents Representative Authority (VIC)
  • CPP40307 – Certificate IV in Property Services (Real Estate)
  • CPP40407 – Certificate IV in Property Services (Stock and Station Agency)
  • CPP40507 – Certificate IV in Property Services (Business Broking)
  • CPP40611 – Certificate IV in Property Services (Operations)
  • CPP50307 – Diploma of Property Services (Agency Management)

Finance

  • FNS40615 – Certificate IV in Accounting
  • FNS40815 – Certificate IV in Finance and Mortgage Broking
  • FNS50315 – Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking Management
  • FNS50615 – Diploma of Financial Planning + RG146 Compliance modules

This is great news for individuals who will be eligible to receive funding for training through the Australian Government. Individuals are encouraged to contact their Job Services Provider (JSP) directly to assess their eligibility in receiving government training funding. Funding options that are currently available include:

  • Training and Learning Bonus
  • Education Entry Supplement
  • Training Supplement Fortnightly Payment

The College provides Centrelink-approved courses that job-seekers looking to enter the workforce may complete as part of their Employment Pathway Plan (EPP). Your Job Services Provider will determine whether you are eligible for funding to complete any of the above courses.

To check your eligibility

  • Download the course brochure for the course you wish to complete
  • Take the course brochure to your Job Services Provider (JSP)
  • Please quote the College’s Approved Provider Number: 2R001

To Enrol

  • Select the course date and venue you would like to attend
  • You or your JSP will need to complete an online Enrolment Form (a tax invoice will be emailed on receipt of the Enrolment Form)
  • Your JSP will need to provide a Purchase Order or full payment prior to the commencement of any training
  • Once payment has been received, you and your JSP will receive confirmation of your enrolment via email.

IMPORTANT: You will need to contact your Job Services Provider to check your eligibility for funding. The Australian College of Professionals are unable to assess your eligibility.

As a new initiative that is acknowledging that undertaking training can help rebuild someone’s life and get them back into the workplace, the NSW government has extended the categories for Fee-Free Scholarships. People who are experiencing or have experienced domestic or family violence and/or their dependent(s) may be eligible for free training that is funded by the NSW government under the Smart and Skilled initiative. If you believe that you are eligible under this criteria, please indicate this on your Eligibility Survey. If you are eligible under all other criteria, we will require a letter of recommendation from a domestic and family violence service, refuge or other support agency, to confirm your eligibility.

You can discuss this in confidence with our Co-ordinator, Government Funded Programs by contacting the College either via email enquiries@acop.edu.au or phone us on 1300 88 48 10.

If you are a student studying nationally-recognised training at a Registered Training Organisation like the Australian College of Professionals (ACOP) you are required to have a Unique Student Identifier from 1st January 2015. The USI will give you ongoing access to your records and results, so they are always available if you choose to enrol in further training or need to show a future employer. Please see our USI information page.

If you do not qualify for Smart and Skilled, you can still train with the Australian College of Professionals. Contact us for information by phoning the Australian College of Professionals on 1300 88 48 10