ACE Program

The ACE Program is designed to target Disadvantaged Students across NSW, and students in Regional and Remote Communities in NSW that experience significant barriers to training and employment. Where there are barriers to accessing Smart and Skilled Entitlement training, ACE funding can be used to provide intensive support to assist eligible students to overcome these barriers. The ACE Program is a pathway program to help students access further training under Smart and Skilled, get a job or advance their careers.

Barriers might include (but are not limited to) one of the following:

  • limited employability skills
  • ongoing personal issues impacting on educational achievement
  • financial limitations in accessing childcare, transport and/or respite care
  • low literacy, language, numeracy or computer skills.

Disadvantaged learners may include:

  • students who are Commonwealth welfare recipients and their dependants
  • people with a disability
  • long term unemployed
  • young people (15-17 years of age) who are at risk of not making a successful transition from school to further training or work
  • migrant/refugees who are unemployed or underemployed
  • people with other barriers to the Smart & Skilled entitlement program
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
  • people in regional and remote communities.


To be eligible for funding under the ACE Program you must be:

  • an Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen, permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder, and
  • aged 15 years or older
  • not at school, and
  • living or working in NSW.

 Please contact the College for further information.

To find out more about ACE Program click HERE

Which Courses

This offer applies to a wide range of accredited courses offered by the College, delivered here in the region, plus we can individualise course programs to fit any need.

Should you require additional information or further support please contact our friendly staff for more information on 02 66285426