ACE Program 2020-2021

Funding of the ACE Program is granted to approved ACE Providers to deliver training and support that cannot be effectively addressed through Smart and Skilled programs.

The ACE Program provides funding towards training up to and including Certificate III level.

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.

The ACE Program will also offer support to small business owners and their staff by providing fully subsidised accredited and non-accredited training in targeted courses in information technology, business services or foundation skills. This category is referred to as Targeted Skills for Small Business (TSB).

Contact your local ACE Provider for Fee and Concession information.

ACE Program Operating Guidelines and Policies

ACE Program 2020-2021

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Phone: 1300 772 104

Postal Address:
Education and Skills Reform
PO Box 5068
Parramatta NSW 2124

Page last updated: 18 June 2020