Step 1: Understanding the requirements
It's been a long time in the making - over two years - but now it's here what do we know about Smart and Skilled?
A few easy to grasp facts are:
- It provides subsidised training for eligible participants in NSW
- There is a one year funding period
- Success in obtaining future contracts will be dependent on performance in 2015
- It is complicated.
Basically, the pressure is on for Smart and Skilled Providers to produce the goods - quality training that expends, some would say, a fairly arbitrary allocation of fairly arbitrary amounts of funding . However, for most of us delivery is not a problem; quality training is what we do. The problem for many is in understanding exactly what the contractual requirements are; we know we have to clear the hurdles to stay in the race but what are they exactly and where do we find them?
To confound matters Training Matters put out a newsletter in the same week with new information and new requirements that had not, to my knowledge, been included in any previous document (to be discussed in next blog).
Smart and Skilled Documents
Concerned that I could be overlooking important information I decided to list all the Smart and Skilled Reference Sources relevant to current delivery of the program. This is what I came up with: