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Australian Students


Akram Kahla Pty Ltd (Australian Training and Qualification College / ATQ College) is approved to deliver training under Smart and Skilled for selected qualifications in 2018. Smart and Skilled is an NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET) system.

      Smart and Skilled provide eligible students with:
  1. An entitlement to government-subsidised training up to and including Certificate III, called Entitlement Full Qualification Program
  2. Government funding for higher-level courses (Certificate IV and above) in targeted priority areas, called Targeted Priorities Full Qualification Program.
  3. Apprenticeship and Traineeship programs in varying qualifications and areas, called Skilled Entitlement Apprenticeships and Traineeships Program.

For further information about the course and student eligibility criteria, ’s can be located on the Smart and Skilled website.
Most people are eligible to access Smart and Skilled funding options. To confirm that you are eligible to access Smart and Skilled government subsidised training.


Entitlement Apprenticeships and Traineeships Program
BSB20115 Certificate II in Business
BSB40215Certificate IV in Business
BSB50215Diploma of Business
BSB51915Diploma of Leadership and Management
CHC30213Certificate III in Education Support
CHC40213Certificate IV in Education Support
SHB20116Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics
SHB30215Certificate III in Make-Up
SHB40115Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy
Entitlement Full Qualifications Program
BSB20115Certificate II in Business
SHB20116Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics
SHB30115Certificate III in Beauty Services
BSB30115Certificate III in Business
SHB30215Certificate III in Make-Up

Targeted Priorities Full Qualifications Program
BSB61015Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management
FNS40615Certificate IV in Accounting
BSB40215Certificate IV in Business
CHC40213Certificate IV in Education Support
BSB42015Certificate IV in Leadership and Management
FNS50215Diploma of Accounting
SHBS0115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy
BSBS0215Diploma of Business
CHCSO113Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
BSB51915Diploma of Leadership and Management

Eligibility criteria

    To be eligible for a subsidised place in any Smart and Skilled program you must:

  1. Be an Australian citizen, a permanent Australian resident, a humanitarian visa holder or a New Zealand citizen, and
  2. Be aged 15 years or older, and
  3. Live or work in New South Wales, and
  4. No longer be at school.

– Smart and Skilled Eligibility Checker

Student fees/contribution

Under Smart and Skilled, a student contributes towards the cost of training through the payment of a student fee. The payment to the Provider is made up of the student fee and the subsidy from the NSW government. Student fees are:

  • Set for the whole qualification, not annual or semester fees
  • Lower for students doing their first post-school qualification
  • Set for the student and the qualification and will be the same regardless of the Provider chosen.

The course fee – or student contribution – is dependent on your individual circumstances, with fee concessions and exemptions available. The six student fee categories for 2017 are:

  1. Standard Student – First Qualification
  2. Standard Student – Subsequent Qualification
  3. Apprenticeship (for qualifications offered as part of an apprenticeship pathway)
  4. Traineeship (for qualifications offered as part of a traineeship pathway)
  5. Concession
  6. Exemption

Concession fees

Concession fees are discounted fees for disadvantaged students. Concessions fees are a flat fee for the qualification level.

A student who receives a specified Commonwealth Government welfare benefit or allowance is eligible for a concession fee for a qualification up to and including Certificate IV. A student who is receiving a specified benefit or allowance at the time of enrolment is eligible for a concession.
The concession fee is also available to a student who is a dependant of a person receiving a specified Commonwealth Government welfare benefit or allowance. To be eligible for the concession the person who the student is a dependant of must be receiving the benefit or allowance at the time of enrolment.
Upon enrolment students must provide evidence of the eligibility for concession by proving documentation such as, Centrelink statements/letters or any other supporting documents.

Fee exemptions

    Students who qualify for a fee exemption are:

  • Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • People with a disability (that is people who meet the disability fee exemption criteria, including the dependent child, spouse or partner of a recipient of a Disability Support Pension). (If you feel this applies to you please contact your training coordinator) (Disability explanatory Fact Sheet)
  • Refugees and asylum seekers (that is people who meet the refugee and asylum seeker eligibility and exemption criteria)
  • recipients of Fee-Free Scholarships

Upon enrolment, student must provide evidence of the eligibility for concession by proving documentation such as, Centrelink statements/letters or any other supporting documents.

Expected Fees

Undertaking training can help rebuild someone’s life and get them back into the workforce. People who have experienced domestic and family violence and/or their dependant(s) may be eligible for free training that is funded by the NSW government under the Smart and Skilled initiative.
Please visit https://smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au/are-you-eligible or contact us on 1300 687 287 to find out more.

You can check your eligibility and obtain an estimate of your student contribution via the Smart and Skilled eligibility checker at https://smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au/are-you-eligible. Alternatively, ATQ College will also provide you with a fee estimate and payment options on application for a Smart and Skilled place. Please find the fee administration policy here. (Smart and Skilled fee admin policy https://www.training.nsw.gov.au/forms_documents/smartandskilled/contract/fee_administration_policy.pdf

If you are a student, and would like to register your interest to study a qualification under Smart and Skilled, or enquire about start dates, please call us on 1300 687 287 or email admin@webchemistry.studio

Complaints and Appeals Policy and Process

As an approved Smart and Skilled training provider, ATQ College must have a consumer protection and complaints-handling system in place, as required by the Smart and Skilled Consumer Protection Strategy, the NSW Quality Framework and the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). If you wish to find out more information about Customer Protection you can go to
Or if you have a complaint or enquiry about any service to do with Smart and Skilled you can email:enquiries@smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au

Credit Transfer / RPL

Credit Transfer (CT)

Australian Training & Qualifications College recognises the training you have successfully completed with other RTO’s (or previously by us) and can apply the credit to units on the provision of Certificates or Statements of Attainment.


      Our Credit Transfer Process is as follows:
  1. Any student is entitled to apply for credit transfer in a course or qualification in which they are currently enrolled.
  2. You will be required to complete the Credit Transfer Application Form and present it to us with your Statement(s) of Attainment or Certificate. You will be asked submit originals for copying and endorsement by our staff or copies which are certified as true copies of the original by a Justice of the Peace (or equivalent).
  3. You can apply for Credit Transfer at any time but we encourage you to apply before commencing a training program. This will reduce unnecessary training and ensure a reduction in your student fee if Credit Transfer is awarded.
  4. Credit transfer can only be awarded for whole units of competence that meet the packaging rules of the Qualification you are enrolled in. Where only a partial credit is awarded, this will not be considered for credit transfer and you will be advised to seek RPL.
  5. You cannot enrol in a training program only for credit transfer.

Further Information

NSW Department of Communities and Industry’s Candidate Guide to Skills Recognition is a good source of further information regarding Recognition and how it applies to your training and assessment. 


Refund Policy

The details of this policy can be located in the ATQ College Participant Handbook and Supplementary Smart and Skilled handbook.

Students accessing NSW Smart and Skilled funding must pay a student fee. The student fee is dependent on your personal circumstances as well as the qualification being studied.
Under Smart and Skilled refunds are available for certain circumstances.
In the event that you wish to claim a credit transfer or recognition of prior learning after enrolment and your student fee has been paid but the unit in question has not yet commenced, you may be entitled to a pro-rata refund of your student fee.

      To obtain a credit transfer(s) or recognition of prior learning:
  1. Contact your Training Coordinator to facilitate your credit transfer(s) or recognition of prior learning
  2. The administration fee will be re-calculated based on the new number of units
  3. You will be notified of your new student fee and if applicable a refund of the difference will be made

ATQ College’s status changes and we are no longer able to complete the delivery of your training under Smart & Skilled and your student fees have been paid, you will be entitled a refund of any unused portion of pre-paid student fee.

        To obtain the refund:
    1. Contact your training coordinator requesting the refund
    2. The calculation of any fees paid in advance will be performed
    3. A refund and a statement showing how the amount was calculated will be provided

Note: Refunds of Student fees will be made via the payment method. If you have paid your student fee using the VET Student Loan program please follow the withdrawal process for VET Student loans.

USI Fact – https://www.usi.gov.au/documents/students-and-usi-factsheet-students


Australian Training & Qualification College recognises the Australian Quality Framework (AQF) Qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by other Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s) within Australia, and competencies currently held regardless of how, when or where the learning occurred.
Students who have completed appropriate training or through prior learning and experience, have gained the required skills and competencies required for the modules of the course, may be granted credit upon proof of that claim. If you think this applies to you, send your enquiry through to admin@webchemistry.studio. One of our friendly team will talk you through the process and discuss what you require to do to apply for an RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning)

Further Information –

Transport Link https://apps.transport.nsw.gov.au/cec