Which course will you apply for under Smart and Skilled?

Kenvale College has been awarded Smart and Skilled funding from the New South Wales government for students starting their courses from February or July 2016. At Kenvale College, we offer a broad range of hospitality, events and cookery courses, some of which are now subsidised under Smart and Skilled at both Diploma and Certificate levels.

Rocketing fees have prevented many Australians from furthering their education, upskilling or training in a new area. With Smart and Skilled, it’s now easier for students in NSW to have a fair crack of the whip when it comes to furthering their education (student eligibility dependent).

We offer a broad range of hospitality, events and cookery courses, which are now subsidised under Smart and Skilled.

How can Smart and Skilled benefit me?

Smart and Skilled has been designed to help eligible students pay for a course that they otherwise may not have the means for. The training and course fees are subsidised by the NSW government. You’ll still have to pay a course fee, but at a subsidised rate.

The idea behind Smart and Skilled is that it will give students the chance they need to get the know-how and gain the experience necessary to land a job in the industry. With our unique combined work and study program, we place you in jobs in the hospitality industry while you study with us.

I already have industry experience – can I apply for Smart and Skilled?

Of course! You don’t have to be fresh out of school to be eligible for Smart and Skilled funding, or to take a place at Kenvale College. Many of our students are professionals who already have a few years experience in the industry, and have chosen to expand their skill set by heading back to college. This is a great idea, as someone in this position will not only be able to sharpen their existing knowledge, but learn a whole new skill set while they are at it.

Smart and Skilled can really help get your career underway.Smart and Skilled can really help get your career underway.

What’s more, such candidates can get what is known as recognition of prior learning (RPL). That is, if you have previous work experience or education that is related to your course, it’s possible that you could gain credits towards your qualification for certain modules on your course.

If you’d like to learn more about Smart and Skilled and to find out if you are eligible, visit the Smart and Skilled website or get in touch with us today.

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Thank you for inviting us – we really did appreciate it. I must say I was really impressed by the Briar Ridge team – one of them (… Aiden) did a really great job explaining who they were, what they were about etc., and really took the time to give us the background on the person behind it all (Gwyn Olsen). He’d clearly immersed himself in the project, and I think she’d have been really pleased if she’d seen that. Happy to reach out and tell her so if you think it would help pave the way for future events.

- Anonymous, Winefest Guest 2015

I just wanted to express thanks and congratulations to all at Kenvale for the magnificent lunch provided on Thursday.

I have been to many hatted restaurants this year and can honestly say that they would have struggled to produce such fantastic dishes.

The lunch was a credit to your students and your staff.  It would be a privilege to enjoy another visit next year.

Best wishes to your graduating students for success in their career and to your staff to continue to guide students to reach such a high standard.

- Anonymous public guest at Kenvale Restaurant 2015

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