Financial assistance to help you study now!

We believe education should be accessible and affordable so you can advance your career and life without cost becoming a barrier!

At Central Coast Community College a number of financial assistance options are available to make study more affordable, including scholarships and subsidised programs, payment plans and employer-sponsored study.

Scholarships and Subsidised Programs

Each year, we provide socially inclusive learning opportunities to our Community through a series of government-funded scholarships and subsidised programs.

Social Inclusion Scholarships

These grants aim to break the cycle of disadvantage for Aboriginal people, people with high literacy needs, young unemployed people (15-24), unemployed people with a disability, unemployed migrants and other unemployed persons struggling with pathways to employment.

There are limited scholarship places available in 2014 for courses at Certificate III level and above. A small administration fee applies to these places, contact Kerry Hamilton our Learning Support Manager on 4348 4336 for more information.

These scholarship opportunities are made possible through the Adult and Community Education Unit of the NSW Department of Education and Communities.

Mature Aged Worker Program Scholarships

The Mature Aged Worker Program aims to improve the skills and qualifications of mature aged existing workers and those planning to return to the workforce. This training is designed to assist workers to remain in the workforce and/or re-enter the workforce by updating their skills and qualifications.

The Mature Aged Worker Program Scholarship only applies to the CHC30212 Certificate III in Aged Care. This scholarship is open to those aged 45 and over who:

• work in the aged care industry and do not have CHC30212 Certificate III in Aged Care; such as workers who would do other kinds of work in this industry and would like to move into an assistant in nursing or personal care role; or
• work in other industry areas, but would like to retrain to work as an assistant in nursing or personal care worker; or
• are not currently employed and would like to train for a career in nursing/personal care.

There are limited places for courses commencing in February 2014. An administration fee of $50 applies to these places; however we may waive the fee for cases of genuine hardship. This scholarship opportunity is made possible through the Adult and Community Education Unit of the NSW Department of Education and Communities. Limited places available.

If you are eligible for either of these scholarship programs you could complete your course at a very affordable fee!

Call our Learning Support Manager on (02) 4348 4300 to find out if these funded programs can help transform your life.

Payment Plans

Central Coast Community College can help you start studying and get qualified in your dream job sooner with a PaySmart payment plan.

If you are eligible for PaySmart, you can pay for your course in regular ongoing payments so you get to start the course you want sooner and pay for it as you study! We’ll make sure you can afford the amount you pay each time, before the payment plan commences so you don’t need to worry about money while you’re studying.

You will need to pay 5% deposit to secure your place in a course and the rest of your payments will be securely debited from your account until your course is paid off. It’s that simple!

PaySmart is available for selected courses.

Employer-sponsored Study

Your employer or job-service provider may also nominate to pay for part or all of your course fees if the course you choose is related to your current job.

Investing in the skills and knowledge of their employees benefits the company as well as the individual, so many organisations allocate an employee training budget.

It’s worth talking to your manager or HR department to see what professional development opportunities are available to you.