New South Wales Funding

Smart and Skilled Training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Under the NSW Smart and Skilled Program we are pleased to offer the following qualifications

Information for students
Please see below for relevant Policy, Procedures and Student Information:
 

Student Eligibility for Smart and Skilled

To enrol for Smart and Skilled training you need to meet certain conditions. To check if you are eligible to enrol in a course/traineship you can go to and use the Eligibility Checker on the Smart and Skilled Website.

 

To check the student fee for the course you can use the Student Fee Calculator on the Find A Course page of the Smart and Skilled website.

 

Please read the Smart and Skilled – Student Consumer Protection Strategy Document for information regarding:

  • Notifications of Enrolment Process

  • Customer Protection Policy

  • Student Support Information

  • Code of Practice

  • Training Delivery Information

  • Unique Student Identifier

 

For more information please also read the School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships Program Fee Administration Policy and the Smart and Skilled Fee Administration Policy

 

Fee Conditions

Fees invoiced on commencement of training. Payable by direct debit, EFTPOS, credit card or cheque.

 

Exemptions
An exemption is where no fee is charged to the student. For exemptions, the government subsidises the total cost of the qualification.

 

Fee exemptions are available to eligible students who:

  • are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander (through descent, self-identification or community identification)

  • meet the Smart and Skilled disability criteria (proof of a disability support pension or documentary evidence from an appropriate medical professional is required)

  • are the dependants of disability support pension recipients.

 

Concession Fees

Concession fees are discounted fees for disadvantaged people who are studying for qualifications up to and including Certificate IV.

The concession fee applies to the whole qualification and is a flat fee set for each qualification level, ranging from $80 for a foundation skills course to $240 for a Certificate III or IV.

 

They are available to eligible students who:

  • are receiving a specified Australian Government welfare benefit or allowance at the time of their enrolment (e.g. age pension, carer payment, Newstart allowance, Veterans' Affairs pension, single parenting payment or youth allowance)

  • are the dependants of a recipient of specified Australian Government welfare benefits or allowances.

 

No concession fees are available for Diploma and Advanced Diploma students. These students may be able to access Australian Government VET Student Loans for higher-level courses to pay their fees.

 

Ready to apply?

Please fill our the Smart and Skilled – Application and Consent Form and send it to enquiries@fir.edu.au or call 1800 644 332 [free call]. 

School Based Traineeships
ARC has a long track record in providing quality school-based traineeship programs and maintains long standing relationships with
schools, employers and Apprenticeship Support Networks.

Student Eligibility for School Based Traineeships

To enrol for a school based traineeship you need to meet certain conditions. To check if you are eligible to enrol in a traineeship you can go to the NSW Govt. website.

To understand the Total Unit Credit of the traineeship towards your HSC please use the traineeship search function.

Available Programs

ARC can currently offer the following programs under the School Based Traineeship scheme.

 

SIR20116 – Certificate II in Community Pharmacy

  • SIRCCCS001 – Interact with pharmacy customers #

  • SIRCIND001 – Work effectively in a community pharmacy #

  • SIRCINF001 – Use pharmacy practices for infection control #

  • HLTWHS001 – Participate in workplace health and safety #

  • SIRSRSK001 – Identify and respond to security risks #

  • SRIXSLS001 – Sell to the retail customer #

  • SIRXSLS002 – Follow point-of- sale procedures #

  • SIRCIND002 – Support the supply of pharmacy medicines and pharmacists only medicines #

  • SIRCPPA004 – Assist customers with oral care products *

  • SIRCPPA001 – Assist customers with vitamins, minerals and supplements *

  • SIRCPPA005 – Assist customers with cough and cold relief products*

  • SIRCPPA006 – Assist customers with skin and anti-fungal products *

# compulsory units under 2017 NSW BOS Syllabus – Community pharmacy stream

*denotes prerequisite SIRCIND002

SIR30216 – Certificate III in Retail (General Stream)

  • SIRXIND001 – Work effectively in a service environment #

  • SIRXCOM002 – Work effectively in a team #

  • SIRXWHS002 – Contribute to workplace health and safety #

  • SIRXRSK001 – Identify and respond to security risks #

  • SIRRINV001 – Receive and handle retail stock

  • SIRXIND003 – Organise personal work requirements

  • SIRXCEG001 – Engage the customer #

  • SIRXCEG002 – Assist with customer difficulties

  • SIRXSLS002 – Follow point of sale procedures #

  • SIRXSLS001 – Sell to the retail customer #

  • SIRXCEG003 – Build customer relationships and loyalty  

  • SIRRMER001 – Produce visual merchandise displays #

  • SIRXPDK001 – Advise on products and services #

# compulsory units under 2017 NSW BOS Syllabus – General Selling Stream

SIR30216 – Certificate III in Retail (Food Stream)

  • SIRXIND001 – Work effectively in a service environment #

  • SIRXCOM002 – Work effectively in a team #

  • SIRXWHS002 –Contribute to workplace health and safety #

  • SIRXRSK001 – Identify and respond to security risks #

  • SIRXIND003 – Organise personal work requirements

  • SIRXCEG001 – Engage the customer #

  • SIRXCEG002 – Assist with customer difficulties

  • SIRXSLS002 – Follow point of sale procedures #

  • SIRXSLS001 – Sell to the retail customer #

  • SIRXCEG003 – Build customer relationships and loyalty

  • SIRRFSA001 – Handle food in a retail environment #

  • SIRRMER002 – Merchandise food products #

  • SIRXPDK002 – Advise on food products and services #

# compulsory units under 2017 NSW BOS Syllabus – Food selling stream

 

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