Smart and Skilled

International Child Care College is an approved Smart and Skilled provider. This training is subsided by the NSW Government.


The NSW Government contributes to the cost of each course and the student pays the balance. Fees are for the whole course, rather than year-by-year. Your choice of training provider does not affect the fee you pay for any course. Fee exemptions and concessions are also available for disadvantaged learners.


To check the student fee for the Early Childhood Education and Care course that you wish to study, visit the Skills NSW website and click ‘Calculate My Fees.’


Students who meet the Fee-Free Scholarship criteria are exempt from paying a student fee. All qualifications on the NSW Skills List from Certificate I to Certificate IV level, including qualifications that support apprenticeships and traineeships, are covered. More information on Fee-Free Scholarships can be found here.


In addition to the Student fee, there may be some additional charges. These may be for essential equipment and other items that become your property, for example, personal protective clothing, replacement text books etc. All course specific fees and charges will be advised prior to your enrolment in your qualification of choice and must be paid prior to the commencement of your course.


If you are applying for a fee exemption or concession fee, you are required to supply appropriate documentation when you enrol. There are no fee exemptions or concessions for non-subsidised courses.


Contact us at [email protected] or call us on 1300 660 063 for information about your course and payment options.

Notification of Enrolment Process

As a provider of Smart and Skilled funded training, International Child Care College must only carry out notification of enrolment via the portal in accordance with the following process:

1. Pre-enrolment information
Prior to enrolment students are provided with a Smart and Skilled Enrolment Information Booklet and a Smart and Skilled Enrolment Pack with information relating to enrolling, fees, refunds, consumer protection and training with International Child Care College (ICCC).
2. Eligibility Check
ICCC must check student’s eligibility for the Smart and Skilled program. Students can also check their eligibility on the Eligibility Checker on the Smart and Skilled Website. This will also give an indication of the student fee that students will have to pay to enrol in their chosen course. These fees are set by Smart and Skilled and not by ICCC.


To be eligible for Smart and Skilled funding, students must meet the following criteria:
✓ aged 15 years or older; and
✓ have left school; and
✓ live or work in NSW; and
✓ are an Australian citizen, permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder, or a New Zealand citizen
3. Consent
ICCC must obtain the consent of the Prospective Student to the Department’s use of the Perspective Student’s information by:


(i) The Prospective Student signing or electronically accepting (including by ticking a check box) a consent form that includes wording set out in Schedule 1 of the NSW Smart and Skilled Notification of Enrolment Process


(ii) The Prospective Student verbally providing consent provided that a consent
statement is recited to the Prospective Student or is made available for the
Prospective Student to read.


If the Prospective Student does not provide their consent, we as the provider cannot proceed with the notification of enrolment process.
4. Validation
ICCC must use the Provider Calculator to validate eligibility, input details of Credit Transfers or Recognition of Prior Learning and generate details of the Fee chargeable and the applicable Subsidy together with any Loadings (if applicable).


We as the Provider must provide the Prospective Student with the details of the Fee chargeable.
5. Notification of Enrolment Report – Provider Copy
ICCC generates a hard copy of electronic copy of the Notification of Enrolment Report – Provider Copy, that can be referred to where the Fee and Subsidy is adjusted after the Commitment ID is issued.
6. Prospective Student Declaration
ICCC must confirm that the Prospective Student has signed or electronically accepted a declaration confirming:


(i) All information provided by the Prospective Student to us in connection with the Notification of Enrolment Process is true, accurate, complete and not misleading in any way.


(ii) The Prospective Student is aware of any subcontracting arrangements (if applicable).


(iii) The Prospective Student has been provided with the details of the Fee chargeable and the Student Information.
7. Confirmation
The student is informed of all fees, schedule of payments, refunds for withdrawal or deferment and the policy relating to fees paid in advice. All relevant information is published on our website and available in the Student Handbook.


Successful completion of the Notification of Enrolment Process will result in the issue of a Commitment ID by Training Services NSW.

Your Unique Student Identifier

As part of the enrolment process you will be asked to provide ICCC with permission to utilise your Unique Student Identifier (USI).


The USI is a national student number that allows students to see all of their individual training results (including all completed training units and qualifications) from all providers in one space. Each individual account is linked to the National Vocational Education and Training (VET) data collection, meaning you will be able to find, collate and authenticate your VET achievements into a single transcript. It will also ensure that your training records are not lost.


You only need one USI for all of your study, and it stays with you for life.


If you have undertaken any registered training since 2015, you may already have a USI. For Help finding an existing USI click here.

Don’t have a USI? Create yours here


As a registered training organisation, ICCC is required to collect students’ USI numbers and verify them before being allowed to issue students their qualification or statement of attainment. Where students are applying for training subsidised by the NSW Government, a verified USI is required before funding will be approved.


The personal information that you provide to the Student Identifiers Registrar is collected, used, and may be disclosed, in accordance with the provisions of the Student Identifiers Act 2014 and the Privacy Act 1988. The Student Identifiers Registrar’s Privacy Policy provides details about the protection of your information. This can be found at:


If you would like any further information in addition to the above listed policies, procedures, handbook etc, please feel free to contact us at [email protected] or call us on 1300 66 00 63.

Additional Support

If you require additional support or are not eligible for NSW Smart and Skilled funding there are a number of services that may be able to assist.

These include:


Eligibility and Targeted Priorities
International Child Care College is approved to deliver Smart and Skilled training under Eligibility and Targeted Priorities training programs in the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Hunter Valley regions.


Centrelink delivers Government payments to eligible students. To find out the conditions of eligibility, refer to the Human Services website:


Concession Fees
Concession fees are available for eligible students studying up to and including Certificate IV who receive a Commonwealth benefit or allowance. Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander learners who live or work in NSW or live in identified border postcodes are exempt from paying the student fee. Learners in receipt of the Disability Support Pension or learners with a disability may also be exempt from the Student fee.


NSW State Government
As an Australian apprentice or trainee, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the NSW State Government for expenses such as travel and accommodation For more information about what is available, phone Training Services NSW on 132 811, or visit their website.


Australian Apprenticeship Support Network
The Australian Government also supports Australian apprentices through a range of services and various assistance that you may be eligible to receive. Information can be obtained through your employer’s Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) by phoning AASN General Enquiries on 13 38 73 or visiting their website.


NSW JobTrainer provides fully subsidised training to gain skills in Australia’s growing industries including Early Childhood Education and Care. The enrolment period has been extended to 31 December 2022. Find Out more here.


Specialist Support Services
If you experience difficulties that impact on your ability to complete your course requirements while training, please contact your Trainer or our Training Manager. All information disclosed to the College is treated as private and confidential. External support services are also available to students who require further assistance. Please click here for a list of specialist support services.

Further Reading

NSW Smart and Skilled Enrolment Information Booklet

International Child Care College Student Handbook

Full breakdown of Course Fees for all available qualifications.

Smart and Skilled FAQs

Smart and Skilled prices, fees and subsidies