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Proof of Eligibility

Proof of Eligibility - Acceptable Evidence
Requirement
Evidence
Proof of Identity / Personal and Program Eligibility :
1
Proof of identity
USI. The provider must ensure validity of the USI. The department will also check its validity with the Office of the USI Registrar.
2
Citizenship, Australian permanent resident, humanitarian via holder
• Australian Birth Certificate, passport; or
• a Certificate of Evidence of Resident Status (CERS), which confirms status as an Australian permanent resident; or
• Humanitarian Visa
3
Date of Birth
Student declaration/signature and valid USI check undertaken by the Department
4
Live of work in NSW
Training Contract Identifier (TCID) - Department System check against Training Contract details stored in State Training Services (STS) Database
5
Registration as NSW apprentice or new entrant trainee
Student declaration/signature
6
Previous Highest Level Qualification
Student declaration / Signature plus USI check of previous history. (STS system check against Smart and Skilled records in STS database and STS check against USI transcript)
7
Year 10 completion or equivalent (if under 17)
Student declaration / Signature plus USI check of previous history. (STS system check against Smart and Skilled records in STS database and STS check against USI transcript)
8
Postcode for ATSI on borders
Student declaration/signature

 

 

 

Concession / exemptions :
9
Exemption : Aboriginality
Student declaration/signature
10
Exemption / Concession : Disability
• Centrelink evidence : proof of Disability Support Pension or
• Documentary evidence of training support needs due to their disability:
A letter or statement from:
·         a medical practitioner; or
·         an appropriate government agency (See Proof of Eligibility for fee status section in this Policy for more information); or
·         relevant specialist allied health professional; or
·         Centrelink evidence - dependent child of a recipient of a Disability Support Pension
11
Determine whether disability student is entitled to exemption or concession in the year
• Student declaration / signature; and
• STS database check for other Smart and Skilled enrolments, commencements and completion in the year
12
Concession : Welfare Recipient
• Centrelink evidence – Proof of benefit or
• Centrelink evidence – dependent child of a specified welfare recipient

 

 

Specified Commonwealth benefits and allowances for concession fees
·         Age Pension
·         Carer Payment
·         Exceptional Circumstances Relief Payment
·         Family Tax Benefit Part A (maximum rate)
·         Newstart Allowance
·         Sickness Allowance
·         Veteran’s Affairs Pensions
·         Widow Allowance
·         Wife Pension
·         Austudy
·         Disability Support Pension
·         Farm Household Allowance
·         Parenting Payment (Single)
·         Special Benefit
·         Veterans’ Children Education Scheme
·         Widow B Pension
·         Youth Allowance
Comments:
·         A NSW Apprentice on a Newstart Allowance is not eligible for a concession fee.
·         A NSW New Entrant Trainee on a Newstart Allowance is not eligible for a concession fee.

 

 

Eligibility of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in defined interstate NSW border areas
One of the towns in the postcode area:
ACT:
 
2600 – 2612
2614 – 2617
 
2900 – 2906
 
2911 – 2914
QLD:
Elanora
4221
Currumbin
4223
Coolangatta
4225
Tallebudgera
4228
Texas
4385
Goondiwindi
4390
Hebel
4486
Bollon
4488
Bungunya
4494
Talwood
4496
Thallon
4497
Kioma
4498
VIC:
Nangiloc
3494
Red Cliffs
3496
Irymple
3498
Mildura
3500
Hattah
3501
Cabarita
3505
Echuca
3564
Koondrook
3580
Shepparton
3630
Yalca
3637
Kotupna
3638
Barmah
3639
Katunga
3640
Ulupna
3641
Cobram
3644
Chiltern
3683
Rutherglen
3685
Barnawartha
3688
Wodonga
3690
Bonegilla
3691
Bandiana
3694
Last Modified: 15/12/2014 12:57 PM