General FAQ

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Application and Enrolment

How do I apply for a course?

For many courses, you can enrol from the comfort of your own home by following these steps (link to How to apply).

Enrolment processes can vary depending on the course, study-level, location and study mode.

If you need assistance, please contact us and we'll help you understand the enrolment requirements for your course.

What short or free courses do you offer?

Charter Australia provides specialised short courses in aged care, project management and real estate. For full range of short courses, please visit: Short Courses (link).

Vocational Qualifications

Charter Australia also offers full qualification courses and short skill set courses which are subsidised by the NSW Government.

Qualification courses may range from 6 months to 1.5 years. Skill set trainings usually run several weeks. Depending on your circumstances you may be eligible for a subsidised fee or be fully subsidised.

Concession and exemption eligibility

Am I eligible for a concession or exemption?

Concessions and exemptions exist to support students in a variety of circumstances to achieve their study and career goals.

It is important to know that you will need to provide evidence to support your application for a fee concession, fee exemption or fee waiver.

To be eligible for a fee concession or exemption you must be:

  • enrolling into a Smart and Skilled course

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

If you're an eligible Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) student, you do not pay fees for your training under Smart and Skilled.

Students with disabilities

You are exempt from fees for any Smart and Skilled training undertaken if you meet the disability eligibility criteria.

Australian Government Welfare recipients

If you're an eligible student who receives an Australian Government welfare benefit, you can qualify for a concession fee when you enrol in a Smart and Skilled course. View Smart and Skilled training for welfare recipients.

Please note: Eligible students who are the dependants of welfare recipients may be exempt from paying a fee or may qualify for a concession fee.

Asylum seekers and refugees

If you're an asylum seeker or refugee, you may be eligible for fee-free training under Smart and Skilled.

People who want extra learning support

If you want extra support with your reading, writing or numeracy, you can enrol in a low-fee Smart and Skilled foundation skills course. Charter Australia offers Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways for our students from non-English speaking background who need extra support in their study.