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 Training Induction


For our information booklets please click on the download links below:


Student Information Handbook 2018


Queensland Student Information Handbook 2018


Smart and Skilled Student Information handbook



Smart and Skilled is a NSW Government initiative supporting people in NSW to get the knowledge and skills required to find sustainable employment and advance in their chosen field.
Smart and Skilled provides eligible students with:

·        an entitlement to Government-subsidised training up to and including Certificate III;

·        Government-subsidised for higher-level courses (Certificate IV and above) in targeted priority areas.



To be eligible you need to meet the minimum criteria below:

·        an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder, and

·        aged 15 years or older and no longer at school, and

·        currently living or working in New South Wales.


For further information about eligibility requirements:

·        Please call Barringtons: 02 98990600

or go to:


The Skills List covers all qualification levels from Certificate II to Advanced Diploma and includes foundation skills, apprenticeships, traineeships, and accredited courses.
Once you meet the eligibility criteria listed above, the subsidised training available to you depends on your post-school qualifications.

Ø  If you have no previous post-school qualifications higher than Certificate III you will be eligible for subsidised training for all courses on the current Skills List (this does not include qualifications completed at school).


Ø  If you do have a previous post-school qualification at Certificate IV or higher you will be eligible for subsidised training for Skills List courses that are Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, apprenticeships, traineeships and pre-vocational or part qualifications. Subsidised places in higher level courses may be limited.


Summary of courses Barrington Training Services offers.

We can also support a traineeship in any of the above qualifications.


Smart and Skilled subsidised student fees depend on your:

  • eligibility requirements
  • personal circumstances
  • previous Government funding accessed and
  • post-school qualifications

·        Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) students, students with disabilities and their dependents may qualify for fee exemptions when they enroll in Smart and Skilled training.
Students receiving welfare benefits and the dependents of welfare recipients may qualify for concession fees when they enroll in Smart and Skilled training.


Once you have decided on your course of study please contact Barringtons and discuss the enrolment procedure. You will be asked to complete an enrolment form which will include some specific eligibility questions. Barringtons will submit your application for enrolment to Smart and Skilled and obtain a formal quote detailing your course and applicable student fee (if any). You will have 7 days in which to accept the quotation. Once you accept the quote your enrolment will be finalised and you can begin your course on the start date.
As part of the enrolment process you will be asked to:

Ø  consent to use and disclosure of personal information to the Department of Education and Communities and other Government agencies

Ø  sign a declaration that all information provided is true accurate complete and not misleading in any way

Ø  confirm that you have received details of the fees chargeable


Unique Student Identifier

It has been a requirement since January 2015 that all students in Australia have a Unique Student Identifier (USI)

The USI will be a lifelong number which will enable your records and results obtained after Jan 1 2015 to be collected in an online system. By having a USI you will be able to access your training records and results (or transcript) whenever you need to.

You must have a USI before a RTO can issue a Certificates or Statements of Attainment.

The Department of Industry has developed the following video to help students access a USI:

There are two ways to create an USI; our preference is that you create your own but please contact us if you are having difficulty with this.

  1. Create your own

This can be done by going to the Unique Student Identifier Website and following some simple steps. To create a USI, you will be required to provide:

·         Personal information – name, date of birth etc

·         Contact Information – at least one method of contact e-mail, mobile or mail

Form of ID: Options are: Driver License, Medicare card, Australian Passport, Visa (with Non-Australian passport) for international students, Birth Certificate (Australian), Certificate of Registration by Descent, Citizenship Certificate, Immicard

  1. A USI is created and accessed on your behalf.

To enable a USI to be created on your behalf you will need to give your permission and you will be required to sign a declaration to this effect. This is within our enrolment forms.

Protection of students privacy

Your Unique Student Identifier (USI) contains personal information, contact details and your training records and results. The USI system has been designed to keep this information safe and secure and is only accessed by the organisations and employers you to choose to have access to your records.

Your privacy

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 information about the protection of your information, including how you can access and seek correction of your personal information held by the Student Identifiers Registrar and how to make a complaint about a breach of your privacy and how such complaints are handled.


Access to records: Smart and Skilled

You will be required to set access controls to allow the Department of Education and Communities and BTS the appropriate levels of access to your USI records

For further information please refer to the USI Student Help Line

For more information regarding Privacy of personal information please refer to our Privacy Policy.

As part of this process, and prior to confirming your enrolment, you will need to download your Student Information Handbook. This Handbook will provide appropriate information in relation to fees, Recognition of Prior Learning, Credit Transfer, the process for deferring or discontinuing your studies, consumer protection information, and how to access support and assistance including contact details.

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.