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Eligibility Check For Government Subisidised Training

Featured News: October 09, 2018

WorkReady is a South Australian government initiative that brings together funding for training, employment and skills activities.

WorkReady is about targeting training and employment opportunities to the needs of people, strategic industries and regions.

Individuals need to meet course entry requirements and verify their eligibility for enrolment before being enrolled in a government subsidised training place.

Eligibility for government subsidised training

 #1. You may be eligible for a government subsidised training place if you either live or work in South Australia, and you are:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or
  • a permanent Australian resident, or
  • the holder of a an eligible visa (Visa types as below).

#2. You also need to be one of the following:

  • aged 16 years or over and not enrolled at school, or
  • aged 16 years or over, enrolled in school and undertaking training through the Training Guarantee for SACE Students (TGSS), or
  • undertaking training through a training contract as an apprentice or trainee in identified courses.

#3. Eligible individuals may be able to access:

  • one foundation skills course (if you are assessed to need it)
  • up to five bridging units at every qualification level (if assessed to need them)
  • unlimited priority courses.

#4. You can only be enrolled in two subsidised courses at a time. Specific projects and initiatives subsidised through WorkReady may stipulate additional criteria and conditions which will apply in addition to those outlined above.

#5. Previously completed training through WorkReady

You may have already studied courses through WorkReady. If you have completed courses from 1 October 2015 onwards, your entitlement to access government subsidised training may be affected, unless you are undertaking an apprenticeship or traineeship.

#6. Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Any previous WorkReady training will not affect your eligibility for subsidised training when undertaking an apprenticeship or traineeship. The course you complete during your apprenticeship or traineeship will count towards your future WorkReady entitlement.

Speak to your Training Provider who will be able to confirm your eligibility.

#7. Highest level of qualification
This refers to the highest level of qualification you have obtained in Australia. This may include:
  • Vocational qualifications such as Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma level courses
  • Higher education qualifications such as bachelor degrees or above, or
  • School qualifications such as the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE).

#8. Temporary visa types eligible for government subsidised training

In addition to all permanent residency visa holders, the following visa holders are eligible:

  • Skilled – Regional (Provisional) Visa (subclass 489)
  • Skilled – Regional Sponsored Visa (subclass 475)
  • Skilled - Regional Sponsored Visa (subclass 487)
  • Skilled Independent - Regional (Provisional) Visa (subclass 495)
  • Business Owner (Provisional) Visa (subclass 160)
  • Senior Executive (Provisional) Visa (subclass 161)
  • Investor (Provisional) Visa (subclass 162)
  • State/Territory Sponsored Business Owner (provisional) Visa, subclass 163
  • State/Territory Sponsored Senior Executive (provisional) Visa, subclass 164
  • State/Territory Sponsored Investor (provisional) Visa, subclass 165
  • Business Innovation and Investment (provisional) Visa subclass 188
  • Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (SHEV) subclass 790
  • Bridging Visa E (BE) subclass 050 and 051
  • Temporary Protection Visa (TPV) subclass 785
  • Bridging Visa F (BVF) subclass 060

If you are unsure whether your visa category is permanent or temporary you can type your visa subclass number into the site search area of the Immigration website and find out.

Check out the subsidised fees for the various courses that Enable College offers.

In case you are not eligible to receive WorkReady funding, then Enable College can offer you flexible and easy payment plans for any of the courses that you are interested in. 

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