Skilling for Recovery Initiative Parramatta College

Skilling for Recovery Initiative


Fee-Free Nationally Accredited Training
The Skilling for Recovery Training Initiative is part of a matched funding commitment of almost $320 million between the NSW and Australian government’s under the JobTrainer Fund and is a key component of the State’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan.

Under this initiative, you may be eligible for FEE-FREE nationally accredited training if you meet the below eligibility criteria:


If you meet the below criteria you may be eligible for FEE-FREE training.

You MUST meet all of the following:

    • 15 years old and over; AND
    • No longer at school; AND
    • Live OR work in NSW; AND
    • Australian OR New Zealand Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident OR a Humanitarian Visa Holder (International Students are not eligible).

    AND meet ONE of the following:

    • Aged between 17-24 years old (regardless of employment status); OR
    • Centrelink benefit recipient; OR
    • Unemployed (you DO NOT have to be in receipt of any Commonwealth benefits or registered with Centrelink); OR
    • At risk of unemployment or expected to be unemployed (see below definition).

    Definition of "at risk of unemployment"

    • Stood down/Jobkeeper/furloughed employee: employee who has been stood down or employee for whom employer has Jobkeeper arrangement in place and at risk of becoming unemployed.
    • Person returning to work (employed for 6 months or less): employed on condition of receiving training to build capacity and capability for the job role. This would be within the first 6 months of employment.
    • Low skilled/unskilled employee: existing employee, with or without relevant skills or previous qualification up to Certificate III, that requires training to upskill to secure ongoing employment or future employment.
    • Workers in declining industries: workers at any company in an agreed declining industry who require upskilling/reskilling for redeployment.


Business Administration
BSB20115 Certificate II in Business
BSB30115 Certificate III Business
BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration
BSB30315 Certificate III in Micro Business Operations
BSB40515 Certificate IV in Business Administration
BSB42618 Certificate IV in New Small Business

Training and Assessment
TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Information Technology
ICT20115 Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology

To find out more about the courses and to check your eligibility, please contact us on 9687 2072 or email us.