This Training is Subsidised by the NSW Government
The NSW Government’s Smart and Skilled Fee-Free Scholarships mean that students can get training to get the skills they need to get the job they want and their course fees will be covered.
Smart and Skilled Fee-Free Scholarships are available for:
- young people who are eligible for a concession fee
- young people who are or have been in out-of-home care
- people who are experiencing or have experienced domestic and family violence and their dependants.
Are you eligible?
To be eligible for a Fee-Free Scholarship, you must:
- be wanting to study a full qualification up to and including Certificate IV (use the Course Finder); and
- meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria.
- be aged between 15 and 30 years when you start training; and
- be either the recipient of a specific Commonwealth Government benefit or allowance or the dependant of such a recipient; or
- be aged 15-17 years and currently in out-of-home care or aged 18-30 years and previously have been in out-of-home care
- be aged 15 years or over and have a letter of recommendation from a domestic and family violence service, refuge or other support agency.
A student is eligible for one scholarship per financial year and a maximum of two scholarships over four financial years. This limit does not apply to a student who is living in NSW Social Housing or on the NSW Housing Register (waiting list); or a student who meets the out-of-home care criteria for a Fee-Free Scholarship.
Diploma and Advanced Diploma level qualifications are not eligible for Fee-Free Scholarships.
For more information on the eligibility for Fee-Free Scholarships please refer to the Smart and Skilled Fee Administration Policy
Our Students Feedback
Coming from retail and hospitality background, I was nervous to start my Diploma of Early Childcare and Education, however, once I started the online course, I instantly relaxed and knew that I had made the right decision. I had heard good things about Kool Kids training college which is why I chose to study with them, and once I began, I found it had the easiest online platform to navigate, with each assessment having set question areas such as case studies, practical aspects, and reflection questions to ensure you are gaining full knowledge and understanding of each assessment task. The trainers and centres make life and studying smooth and uncomplicated even when working full time, as everyone is happy to help and lend an ear when you need. Overall, I have absolutely loved studying with Kool Kids training college and have been so lucky to have such a great trainer like Amy to guide me through the process!
I recently completed my Diploma with Koolkids Training. After years of no study I was hesitant and nervous to sign up. However from the moment I touched base I was so impressed with the level of support and encouragement from my Trainer Alison who was always only a call or message away day or night. I would highly recommend Koolkids Training.
As a mature age student taking on study with Kool Kids Training College for a new career path was very daunting but Alison and Bronwyn were amazing. Their support, guidance, encouragement and friendship helped me to successfully complete my Diploma and achieve my goal of working with children.
Since starting the course at Kool Kids Training College, I have thoroughly enjoyed the training and support provided by the team. They are wonderful people who are experts in their respective fields of education.
Jacqueline Atkins my trainer is quite possibly the best educator I have ever came across and had the pleasure to meet in my lifetime. She is kind, caring, selfless and an absolute expert in this specific field. In my case she worked tirelessly to achieve me a placement at a centre during the Covid-19 pandemic where my older sister worked.
The team at Kool Kids Training College did all the liaising between the centre and I. The professionalism showed by the KKTC team I believe gave me an opportunity to be offered week in week out paid work around my studies. For this I am truly thankful and cannot wait for the remainder of the course to unfold.