Skill Up This Summer

with METS


METS is proud to be partnering with the NSW Department of Education to bring you the Summer Skills initiative! These short, flexible blended learning courses are tailor-made to provide you with the skills and training for the next exciting chapter in your career.


Smart & Skilled: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

Am I eligible?

If you meet the below criteria you may be eligible for FEE-FREE training at METS:

  • live or work in NSW
  • be an Australian Citizen, a permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen, or a humanitarian visa holder
  • have left school


AND be either:

  • a 2021 school leaver, 16 years of age or over, or
  • Other young person, aged 16 – 24, and not at school

Course start dates?

Last day to enrol is 15th November 2021.

What do I need?

A personal computer or tablet, stable wifi connection, the ability to stream video, or have zoom downloaded and installed.


Statement of Attainment in Community Services 


Units of Competency


CHCPRT001 – Identify & respond to children & young people at risk

HLTAID012 – Provide First Aid First Aid in an education & care setting.


Infection Control


This course provides the skills and knowledge required to follow organisational infection prevention and control procedures, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks.

Units of Competency


HLTINF001 – Comply with infection control policies and procedures


Statement of Attainment in Construction 

Units of Competency


HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid

HLTAID010 –Provide basic emergency life support

HLTAID009- Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation


Statement of Attainment in Food Safety Supervision

Units of Competency


SITXFSA001 – Use hygienic practices for food safety

SITXFSA002 – Participate in safe food handling practices & care setting

What Evidence is accepted for the RPL Process?

The processes used to assess RPL applications may take several (not mutually exclusive) forms, for example:


  • assessment based on a portfolio of evidence;
  • direct observation of demonstration of skill or competence;
  • reflective papers, journals or portfolios that relate past learning to the learning or competency outcomes of the current course or qualification;
  • provision of examples of work drawn from the workplace, social, community or other setting in which you may apply your learning, skill or competence;
  • testimonials of learning, skill or competence
  • participation in exactly the same or modified versions of the assessment you  would be required to complete as part of the full course; and
  • combinations of any of the above


Please note: All evidence submitted must be your own or directly relate to yourself.

What support will be given to students during the RPL process?


  • Learners will be provided with advice about the assessment processes including assistance with identifying the evidence required
  • METS will attempt to accommodate assessment methods to the literacy levels, cultural background and educational background and experiences of learners.
  • METS assessment methods provide a range of ways for learners to demonstrate that they have met the required outcomes


METS can not help you decide which units to apply for RPL as this is a personal assessment based on your past acquired skills and experience, although we are happy to help you and offer assistance in the RPL process.

When should I apply for RPL?

RPL is offered to learners prior to, at enrolment and is also available at other times throughout a learners training. It is recommended that learners identify whether they will be applying for RPL before commencing the given course, although we understand that this is not always practical.  Some learners may identify an opportunity for RPL perhaps half-way through the course, in which case we will endeavor to make this possible for you.

Next steps?

The RPL process can be in-depth, can take time, and may not be suitable for everyone. If you are interested in applying for RPL please contact us to register your interest and discuss the best options for you. If you would like to continue, you can then complete an enrolment form and begin your RPL process.

Want to learn how METS can assist you?