Strategic Skills Program (SSP) FAQs

2014 APL Contract Extension

These FAQs will assist Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) with details and operations under the extended contract:

Number

Question

Date posted/updated

2014-4 When will the NSW Skills List be published? 16 Dec 2013
2014-5 What happens if a qualification is not on the NSW Skills List? 16 Dec 2013
2014-7 Should RTOs that are not extending their APL Contract for 2014 complete training that commenced in 2013 or prior? Will these RTOs be paid for this training? 16 Dec 2013
2014-8 If an RTO chooses not to accept the new conditions of the 2011-2012 APL Contract (as varied from 1 January 2014), will this affect an application for a Smart and Skilled Contract? 16 Dec 2013
2014-11 What prices will be adjusted for the Strategic Skills Program (SSP) for 2014? 16 Dec 2013
2014-12 Will Training Participants who commence in 2014 be affected by fee arrangements under Smart and Skilled from 1 January 2015? 16 Dec 2013


2011-2014 Questions

The following is a list of FAQs raised by RTOs:

Number

Question

Date posted/updated

1 What is a Confirmation Report? 22 Dec 2011
2 What is a Purchase Order? 22 Dec 2011
3 What is a Booking ID and where can I find a Booking ID? 22 Dec 2011
5 For classroom and employment based delivery, is a certified copy of a photo ID required for the Training Participant’s file? 14 Feb 2012
6 For on-line or distance delivery, is a certified copy of a photo ID required for the Training Participant’s file? 14 Feb 2012
7 What evidence is needed to support a fee exemption for an Aboriginal Training Participant? 22 Dec 2011
8 Are training participants required to pay an administration or enrolment fee? 22 Dec 2011
9 Where do I find a Course Site ID? 22 Dec 2011
10 How is the midpoint defined and when does the time limit for claiming (i.e. 28 days) commence? 22 Dec 2011
11 The SSP training we are delivering will not be completed by the completion date on the Purchase Order. What should we do? 22 Dec 2011
12 Can the start date on the Purchase Order be changed? 22 Dec 2011
13 Are RTOs required to print an acknowledgement of government funding on all publicity material? What are the arrangements for interstate RTOs? 22 Dec 2011
21 What are the publicity requirements for funded training under the 2011-2012 APL Contract? 22 Dec 2011
23 Can I sub-contract training funded under the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Training Program (ATTP) or SSP to another organisation/individual? 22 Dec 2011
25 Where can I find the loading percentages for training tendered under the SSP? 23 Feb 2012
26 For participants undertaking SSP courses, what extent of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) granted is acceptable for a training participant? 22 Dec 2011
27 Are RTOs required to apply for an approved sub-contracting arrangement for First Aid training? 22 Dec 2011
29 Are Electronic signatures on assessment documentation acceptable to Training Services NSW? 22 Dec 2011
30 What is commencement of training and what evidence is needed to lodge data at initial/commencement stage? 22 Dec 2011
32 Should I report a ‘Withdrawn’ outcome or report that the Training Participant ‘Did Not Start’? 16 May 2012
33 Should I report a ‘Withdrawn’ or ‘Competency not achieved/fail' outcome? 16 May 2012
38 What is Credit Transfer and how do I report it? 28 May 2012
39 When mapping units of competency, why is a unit not shown on STS Online? 21 May 2012
51 Why was my lodgement rejected? The error message was “Invalid Booking ID”? 22 Dec 2011
59 What is the Course Site ID? Where can I get it? 22 Dec 2011
60 Why was the data claiming a final/completion payment given a status of Pending Rejection – Late Lodgement? What can I do? 01 Nov 2012
62 Where can I see what qualifications and/or UoCs I tendered? 22 Dec 2011
72 What is the timeframe for lodging data? 22 Dec 2011
83 When mapping UoCs to a qualification, will only the UoCs from the Training package show? 22 Dec 2012
84 What statistical sub-divisions (SSDs) are classed as Metropolitan/Regional/Remote? 22 Dec 2011

Check this and all other FAQ pages regularly as they will be updated frequently with new questions and answers.

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Contacts

Please email further questions to training.market@industry.nsw.gov.au. Include your:

  • name and position within organisation
  • RTO's legal name
  • RTO's NSW ID or National code
Page last updated: 22 December 2016