Enrolment in a Smart and Skilled Course
All students enrolling in a Smart and Skilled course must complete an enrolment form which can be obtained by contacting us on (02) 9048 6900 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The enrolment form will be emailed to you.
In addition to the enrolment form those students that are studying a Targeted Priority course are required to complete the following as part of a Notification of Enrolment process:
- A student’s consent. SBTA is required to obtain either verbally or in writing consent from a student to use and disclose a student’s personal information to the Department of Education and Communities and other government Agencies.
- A student declaration that the student has provided accurate and complete information, is aware of any subcontracting arrangements (if applicable) and has been provided with the Fee information relevant to their enrolment and all appropriate student information
Unique Student Identifier
All students enrolling in Smart and Skilled course will be required to supply a Unique Student Identifier and will be requested to do so on their enrolment form. Please visit the website https://www.usi.gov.au/students to obtain their USI.
Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer
RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning)
Where an eligible student is granted RPL for one or more units of competency, the qualification price will be adjusted and a new student fee determined. The qualification price is based on both fixed and variable costs. The fixed cost of the qualification is reduced by 50 per cent of the proportion of units of competency granted RPL. The variable cost will be reduced by 50 per cent of the total cost of the units of competency granted RPL.
Once the adjusted qualification price is calculated the new student fee will be determined at the same percentage of the price as the original student fee for that course (i.e. Adjusted Price x fee percentage).
Where RPL for a unit (or units) of competency is assessed and only partially granted and some training delivery is still required, there is no reduction in the student fee.
CT (Credit Transfer)
Where an eligible student is granted a CT for one or more units of competency, the qualification price will be adjusted and a new student fee determined. The fixed cost will be reduced by the proportion of units of competency given credit transfer. The variable cost will be reduced by the total cost of each unit of competency granted credit transfer. Once the adjusted qualification price is calculated the new student fee will be determined at the same percentage of the price as the original student fee for that course (i.e. Adjusted Price x fee percentage).
CALCULATING ADJUSTING FEES OR RPL AND CT
Where RPL and/or CT are granted at enrolment, SBTA will need to use the Smart and Skilled Provider Calculator to determine the applicable student fee.
Where RPL and/or CT is granted after enrolment, or after a student commences a qualification, SBTA will report the outcome for the relevant unit(s) of competency in their next Smart and Skilled training activity data file submitted to the Department. The Department will make adjustments to the subsidy payment and advise the Provider of the new student fee. The Provider must take all necessary steps to advise affected students of adjusted fee and to adjust the fee levied, including adjustments to subsequent fee payment schedules.
SBTA will sight appropriate evidence, such as a testamur or a Unique Student Identifier (USI) transcript to grant CT.