Skilling for Recovery - Northern Beaches Community College

Skilling for Recovery

Skilling for Recovery / JobTrainer – Fee free training in NSW

What is Skilling for Recovery?

Skilling for Recovery is the NSW initiative for the delivery of JobTrainer funding in NSW. NSW has committed nearly $160 million to the federal JobTrainer program in a bid to help people to reskill for future employment in a range of sectors. The program is designed to help job seekers retrain or up-skill and support school leavers entering the workforce for the first time. It will provide a combination of short and long courses for job seekers and young people, including school leavers at no cost.

If you are aged 25+ and not currently employed OR aged 16-24 (regardless of employment status) OR at risk of losing your job (see below for further info), this could be your opportunity to complete a full certificate or diploma course AT NO COST!

The funding has recently been extended to run for an additional year until December 2022. Eligibility is being extended for the following priority industries:

• aged care
• childcare
• disability care, and
• digital skills.

Employed people (existing workers in any industry) will be able to access fee-free training in specific full and part qualifications in each of the four industries listed above. NBMC offers courses in aged care; childcare and disability care. See below for details.


To be eligible for Skilling for Recovery places you must be:

  • An Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen, permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder
  • Aged 15 years or older
  • Not at school (excluding home schooled students)
  • Living or working in NSW.

In addition to the above eligibility criteria, a student must also meet one of the criteria below if wishing to enrol in a course other than aged care, disability or childcare:

  • Be unemployed (you DO NOT have to be in receipt of any Commonwealth benefits or registered with Centrelink); OR
  • Be 16-24 years of age (regardless of employment status) including Year 12 school leavers; OR
  • Be in receipt of a Commonwealth Government welfare benefit (as specified on the Smart & Skilled funding page) and their dependants; OR
  • A Veteran; OR
  • Veteran’s Recognised Partner (includes Spouse, Recognised De-facto or Ex-Spouse/Recognised De-facto)
  • Be at risk of unemployment as defined below:

Definition of "at risk of unemployment"

  • Stood down/Jobkeeper/furloughed employee: employee who has been stood down or an employee who is at risk of becoming unemployed and requires upskilling or reskilling for new role and employment elsewhere.
  • Person starting a job (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 (eg international travel industry) who require upskilling/reskilling for redeployment.

Current Courses available at NBMC under Skilling for Recovery/JobTrainer – fee free

NBMC is pleased to offer the following qualifications:

Certificate III in Health Services Assistance HLT33115
Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance HLT33115
Certificate IV in Leisure & Health CHC43415
Certificate IV in Community Services CHC42015
Diploma of Counselling CHC51015
Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing & Home & Community ) CHC33015
Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) CHC33015
Certificate IV in Ageing Support CHC43015 (for existing workers)
Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30121
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50121
Certificate III in Business BSB30120
Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business BSB40320
Certificate IV in Human Resource Management BSB40420
Certificate IV in Leadership & Management BSB40520
Diploma of Leadership & Management BSB50420

Note: the number of places offered is subject to funding availability. Enrolments must occur prior to 31 December 2022.

What next?

Check out the course information by clicking on the name of the course above and either apply online or contact one of our Training Coordinators (see below) by email or on 9970 1000 for further information.

Meet Our Training Coordinators

If you are interested in one of our many Certificate/Diploma courses but are unsure which course is right for you our Coordinators are here to help. Chat either face-to-face, via Zoom or on the phone. These free sessions can be booked by emailing the Coordinator to organise a time & date.

Margaret Perusich

 - Entrepreneurship & New Business

To contact Margaret Perusich email:

Nadia Louw

 - Assistant in Nursing and Allied Health
 - Community Services
 - Leisure & Health
 - Counselling

To contact Nadia Louw email:

Natalie Thornberry

 - Early Childhood Education & Care
 - Human Resources
 - Leadership & Management

To contact Natalie Thornberry email:

Mairead O’Leary

 - Aged Care & Disability
 - Business
 - Computers

To contact Mairead O’Leary email:

Before you enrol

The following documents give you further important information about your study at the College under Skilling for Recovery (part of the NSW Smart & Skilled program) including privacy, consumer protection information, deferral or discontinuance of training, students' rights and obligations, access to support and assistance and contact details for various support services:

NBMC Student Handbook
Smart & Skilled Student Information Handbook
Smart & Skilled Consumer Protection Policy & Strategy
Smart & Skilled Fee & Refund Policy
Smart & Skilled Fee Administration Policy - DEC
Smart & Skilled Consumer Protection Policy - DEC

Training under JobTrainer is fee-free and fully funded by the NSW and Commonwealth governments.

Northern Beaches & Mosman College

Registered Training Organisation – National ID 90113