The New South Wales Government's Smart and Skilled program provides a funding contribution to Approved Prioviders (RTOs) to provide structured training to NSW workers through an apprenticeship pathway. These funds contribute towards the cost of the training that employers or the employee would otherwise have to pay.


The program works in conjunction with the Australian Apprenticeship System, under which apprentices and trainees (also known in some jurisdictions as "Australian Apprentices") enter into legally binding training contracts with their employers and receive structured training to achieve a nationally recognised qualification.


As an Approved Provider, Dickens Assessment and Training Services currently holds funding for RII30815 Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations. This means the Government will pay for the training provided to eligible NSW apprentices.


We can tailor our training program to be completed on the job or at our Training facility at Coffs Harbour. Our training is face to face, typically one-on-one or within a small group. We tailor onsite training to suit the needs of the individual trainees and employers. Onsite training means minimal loss of productivity.

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If you have a group of people to do a particular course, please call us to discuss your needs.

This information is correct at the time of publishing; however, course dates are subject to change at any time. Dickens Assessment and Training services reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary. Minimum course numbers apply – courses may be postponed if minimum numbers are not reached. Courses can be conducted for groups – please call us to discuss your needs. If you require a course in your area that is not listed, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate. * Conditions apply.