Sydney Catholic Schools has been selected by the NSW Government to deliver a range of nationally recognised qualifications. This means we are able to offer extension courses to students, once they have completed their HSC, to finish off Certificate III qualifications and be better prepared to move on to work or further study next year.
These courses are subsidised by the NSW Government under the Smart and Skilled program. Subsidised places are available to students who meet the selection criteria.
Read about students who have previously completed the course: Catholic Education Office adds post-school learning to CV About Catholic Schools article (December 2015)
What courses are available?
The Qualifications being offered in 2018 are:
- BSB30115 Certificate III in Business
- CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
- HLT33115 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)
- ICT30115 Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology
In 2018 the courses will run from Monday 12 November to Wednesday 19 December and will consist of a blend of face-to-face and online delivery. These streamlined courses will give full credit to students for the Units of Competency already completed for the HSC and therefore focus on the additional units needed for the full Certificate III.
Completing these courses means that students can:
- gain full recognition for the units they have already completed for the HSC
- complete further studies in a supportive Catholic environment
- be ready to move into work or further study at the beginning of next year
- pay reduced fees for the qualification due to credit provided for Units completed at school.
Am I Eligible?
Students must have successfully completed the relevant course for the HSC. Refer to the course information pages for details of the courses and Units of Competency you need to have completed.
The cost for each of the qualifications is contained in the course information pages (see links above). A limited number of Smart and Skilled subsidised places are available. To meet Smart and Skilled eligibility conditions you must:
- be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen
- be 15 years or older
- live or work in New South Wales
- have finished school when you start this course
Where can I study and how do I apply?
As the courses are a blend of online learning and face-to-face workshops, much of the course work can be completed online. Workshops for each of the courses are also compulsory and dates will be advised before final confirmation of enrolment. Workshops for Business, Early Childhood and IDT will be held at Southern Cross Catholic Vocational College, Burwood. Workshops for Individual Support will be held at St Joseph Trades Skills Centre, Good Samaritan Catholic College, Hinchinbrook.
Applications for 2018 are now open. Before you begin, please make sure you know your USI, NESA number and Medicare number.
The first round of applications close Friday 24 August 2018. (Late applications will be considered subject to availability.)
Offers will be emailed to students by Friday 7 September.
Students pay a $100 non-refundable deposit and/or return required documents by Friday 21 September.
Students who are eligible for Smart and Skilled funding will be allocated a subsidy on a first in first served basis. Sydney Catholic Schools will invoice students for the remainder of the student fee. 16 October
Students pay the balance of the student fee in full by 26 October.
Student Documents and Forms
Post-school VET Student Handbook – outlines important information about the enrolment process, how to get a Unique Student Identifier (USI), expectations of students and policies such as consumer protection and payment of fees.
Withdrawal and Refund Form – Once your enrolment is confirmed, withdrawals must be advised in writing using this form. More information about withdrawals and refunds is contained in the Post-school VET Student Handbook.
Orientation Program 2018 – Business, ECEC and IDT at Southern Cross Catholic Vocational College, Thursday 8 November (to be confirmed)
Orientation Program 2018 – Individual Support at St Joseph Trades Skills Centre, Friday 9 November (to be confirmed)
Consent to Use and Disclosure of Personal Information – required for all students