What the NSW Smart & Skilled policy on funding TAE40116 training means for you

The NSW Government has released a policy for the use of Smart and Skilled funding for the delivery of the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116).

Smart and Skilled funding for TAE40116 Policy Detail
The policy says Smart and Skilled funding cannot be used for the upskilling of currently qualified trainers and assessors (i.e. individuals who hold the previous minimum qualification requirement under the Standards (TAE40110)).

Nor can funding upskill current assessors who hold the previous minimum skill set requirement under the Standards (i.e. TAESS00001, to meet the new minimum skill set requirements under the Standards, i.e. TAESS00011).

Providers (RTOs) must not enrol individuals, who hold the TAE40110, into TAE40116 or grant credit transfer and/or recognition of prior learning (RPL) under the Smart and Skilled Targeted Priorities Full Qualification Program.

Deadline for TAE qualifications upgrade extended to July 1

April 1st, 2019

Trainers and assessors now have until July 1 to upgrade their Training and Assessment Education (TAE) qualifications.

The Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) deadline was today (April 1).

So, it's not too late to upgrade you qualifications.

Julie Carroll featured as business leader

March 22nd, 2019

Our Sales Director Julie Carroll has been recognised for her business leadership skills. Julie was featured as a Hunter Leader in the online business publication Hunter Headline.

View Julie’s video interview here. Julie discusses key leadership and management skills and the importance of emotional intelligence.


October 25th, 2018

Experts agree that a lack of emotional intelligence is one of the top issues for Australian leaders.

What is emotional intelligence? It is the ability to be self-aware and to self-regulate.

Emotionally intelligent leaders know their strengths and challenges and how to you achieve outcomes.

Forsythes Trainer, Craig Semple, in Newcastle Herald feature story

September 22nd, 2018

Forsythes Training's mental health and resilience trainer, Craig Semple's, personal story of recovering from a breakdown to becoming a mental health crusader is a feature story in today's edition of the Weekender liftout in the Newcastle Herald.

Craig is using his lived experience of mental illness, combined with his decades of experience in leadership and management gained whilst working in the NSW Police Service, to help organisations to create more mentally healthy workplaces.

Forsythes Training Delivering NSW Local Government Skills Strategy

September 18th, 2018

Forsythes Training Director Julie Carroll today spoke at a NSW Training Services’ forum to outline how local councils can take advantage of the NSW Local Government Skills Strategy to develop a more capable and skilled workforce.

The Strategy provides funding for targeted vocational education and training (VET) from accredited suppliers such as Forysthes Training for councils across NSW to meet current and future skills needs.