ACE Community Service Obligation Funding
What is CSO?
The ACE Community Service Obligation Program has been designed to support people who need additional skills and knowledge to move into further study and/or gain employment. It is part of the NSW Government’s Smart & Skilled training reform.
Barriers might include (but are not limited to) one of the following:
- Limited employability skills
- Limited or no computer skills
- Ongoing personal issues impacting on educational achievement
- Financial limitations in accessing childcare, transport and/or respite care
- Literacy, language or numeracy needs
Disadvantaged learners may include:
- Job seekers
- Students who are Commonwealth welfare recipients and their dependents
- People with a disability
- Long term unemployed
- Young people (15-17 years of age) who are at risk of not making a successful transition from school to further training or work
- Migrant/refugees who are unemployed or underemployed
- People with other barriers to the Smart & Skilled entitlement program
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
- People in regional and remote communities
To be eligible for funding under the CSO program you must be:
- An Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen, permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder, and
- Aged 15 years or older
- not at school^
- Living or working in NSW.
^special conditions apply to ACE CSO programs for young people still at school. Contact NBCC for further information.
The College is currently offering a range of short courses designed to help improve your work skills. These include:
- Job Ready Skills ^
- Basic Computer Skills for Work ^
- Customer Service Skills ^
- Medical Terminology ^
- Improve your Writing & Reading (Basic) ^
- Improve your Writing & Reading (Intermediate) ^
- Improve your Writing & Reading (Advanced) ^
- Excel 2010 Level 1 ^
- Excel 2010 Just the Basics
- Excel 2010 Level 2
- PowerPoint 2010 Level 1 ^
- PowerPoint 2010 Just the Basics
- Word 2010 Level 1 ^
- Word 2010 Level 2
- MS Word Skills for Work ^
- Outlook skills for Work
- Create a Website with Wordpress.com
- Indesign CS6 Level 1
- Illustrator CS6 Level 1
- Photoshop CS6 Level 1
- Photoshop CS6 Just the Basics
- MYOB Accountright 19 Level 1 ^
- MYOB Accountright 19: Intro to Payroll ^
- Basic Bookkeeping & MYOB ^
- Provide First Aid ^
- Starting your own Small Business
- Get Ready for Import/Export
^ denotes the course is accredited
Please Note: A non-accredited course can only be studied under CSO funding if an accredited course is being studied concurrently eg if you want to attend the PowerPoint 2010 Just the Basics, you could also attend Excel 2010 Level 1 – the cost difference to study both courses would be minimal, depending upon your eligibility.
The focus of the CSO funding is to provide short courses to eligible applicants, however if barriers to attending an entitlement course up to and including Certificate III qualifications exist, limited full qualifications may be available.
A recent Government decision means there is NO course fee in 2016 for eligible students.
For more information please contact Fran Butterworth on 9970 1007, email firstname.lastname@example.org or Susan Wilkinson 9970 1000, email email@example.com. We can assess your eligibility and your training needs to work out an individual training plan (which may include more than one course) to provide a pathway to further training and/or improved employment opportunities.
This training is subsidised by the NSW Government – for more information on Smart & Skilled go to The Smart and Skilled Website
Northern Beaches Community College Inc
Registered Training Organisation – National ID 90113