Training options for Asylum Seekers and Refugees

There will be new arrangements concerning eligibility and fees for asylum seekers and refugees under Smart and Skilled.

Humanitarian visa holder listed on the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection website at and are currently eligible under Smart and Skilled.

Eligibility under the humanitarian visa category will be extended to individuals who hold a bridging visa, temporary humanitarian stay visa or temporary humanitarian concern visa commencing training on or after January 2017. An Eligibility waiver will apply to these individuals.

(Note: Individuals must also meet all other Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria. That is, be aged 15 years or older, have finished school and live to work in New South Wales to be eligible for Smart and Skilled.)

Fee-free training
Fees for qualifications up to and including Certificate IV level on the NSW Skills List will be waived for all humanitarian visa holders who meet the eligibility criteria and are commencing training on or after January 2017. At Ready Health Nursing College these courses include CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Aged Care) (Disability) (Home and Community Care) and CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support.

How to Enrol
Contact Ready Health Nursing College on (02) 9687 8801 or Email us at [email protected]

Student information is available on the Smart and Skilled website, for more information Click Here