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Smart & Skilled

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government. Austrain Academy has been approved to deliver the following qualifications in the below regions as either an Entitlement Full Qualification or a Trainee / Apprenticeship program:

Capital Region

  • SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery^
  • SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality^
  • SIT40416 Certificate IV in Hospitality^


  • SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality
  • SIT40416 Certificate IV in Hospitality
  • SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
  • SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management
  • BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

Southern Highlands and Shoalhaven

  • SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery^
  • SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality^
  • SIT40416 Certificate IV in Hospitality^


  • SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality^
  • SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery^
  • SIT40416 Certificate IV in Hospitality
  • SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management
  • BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

^These qualifications only available as an Apprenticeship or Traineeship in these regions

Financial caps apply to funding under this program and as such, places may be limited. Further details on this program and eligibility criteria are available by contacting Austrain Academy, or P 1300 772 104. Additional Student Information is also available in the Student Handbook, on the Austrain Academy website or the Austrain Academy Enrolment Form.

Prevocational & Part Qualification Training

The NSW Government is fully subsidising approved Part Qualification training. This means the training is FEE FREE. Austrain Academy conducts these hospitality training programs in partnership with local employers and Jobactive providers. This training will give you a taste of the hospitality industry and prepare you for employment and/or further study in hospitality. Please contact our Administration Team to find out the details for the current program or see the home page.

For all Smart & Skilled students, Austrain Academy must adhere to the Notification of Enrolment Process as follows:

  • a) Obtain the consent of the Prospective Student to the Department’s use of the Prospective Student’s information
  • b) Notify the Prospective Student of any subcontractor arrangements
  • c) Use the Provider Calculator to validate eligibility, input details of any Credit Transfers or Recognition of Prior Learning (this may reduce the Fee) and generate details of the Fee chargeable. Details of the Fee chargeable must be provided to the student
  • d) Generate and maintain a hard or electronic copy of the Notification of Enrolment Report
  • e) Confirm that the prospective Student has signed or electronically accepted the Declaration in the enrolment form / portal

This process will be carries out as part of Austrain Academy’s Enrolment process. Successful completion of this process will result in the issue of a Commitment ID.

Student Information

  • Fee Information is available on the Smart and Smart and Skilled website, in the Smart and Skilled Fee Administration Policy and in Austrain Academy's Fee Administration Policy and in your enrolment information.
  • Information regarding Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT) is available in the RPL Policy and Procedure document and this website. 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.
  • Consumer Protection Information is contained in our Handbook and we have a dedicated Consumer Protection Officer – Austrain Academy CEO.
  • If you wish to defer or discontinue your training:
    • Complete Austrain Academy Withdrawal / Refund Form including reasons. If this reason relates to the performance of Austrain Academy, then the procedure outlined in the Consumer Protection & Fee Administration Policies will be followed
    • Deferral for a maximum of 12 months from the date of receipt of the above form will be permitted
    • Discontinuing students will be issued with a Statement of Attainment and associated Record of Results for Completed Units of Competency and an updated Training Plan within 21 days of the receipt of the form
    • In the case of discontinuing apprentices & trainees, Austrain Academy will notify the local State Training Services Regional Office within 14 days of receipt of the Withdrawal / Refund Form
  • Support and assistance during your training may be accessed by contacting your trainer or personnel at Austrain Academy. Requests for support and assistance outside the capability of Austrain Academy will be referred to an appropriate agency or you will be assisted to transfer to an RTO that can assist.

Fee for Service / Commercial Programs

Austrain Academy will advertise and enrol students into Fee for Service programs as they are available. Fees and eligibility for these programs will be disclosed to potential students through our website, partner websites, marketing flyers etc.

Policies and procedures as disclosed in the Student Handbook will apply unless otherwise stated.

Where apprentice / trainee qualifications are part of fee for service arrangements made between Austrain Academy and a student / organisation, student fees will be covered through these arrangements. Qualifications achieved under these arrangements will be subject to many of the requirements of NSW State Training Services. The outcome achieved will be the same as those students studying under Smart & Skilled.