Skills for All is a South Australian government initiative that encourages more people to enter training, complete that training and gain employment.
Funding is available for courses from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma levels. Course fees are significantly reduced due to the Government funding, removing the financial barrier that many people face.
The list of courses available under Skills for All is regularly updated to ensure they support the State’s priorities, meet industry needs and give those people trained the opportunity for employment.
Individuals need to meet course entry requirements and verify their eligibility with the Skills for All Training Provider of their choice before being enrolled in a government funded training place.
Qualifications at certificate level I and II are fully funded which means there are no course fees (There may be some incidental fees). Qualifications at certificate III level and above and Skill Sets are partly government funded and students will be expected to pay a course fee as well as any relevant incidental fees unless the course is identified as a priority course. Priority Courses are Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) courses, from Certificate III level up to Advanced Diploma level which have been identified for their strategic importance to the State.
Skills for All Future Directions
After extensive consultation with more than 200 industry and training provider representatives, the government has made further refinements to its highly successful Skills for All initiative. Changes include:
- training courses will be ranked according to their industry demand and projected job openings
- sliding scale of Government subsidy will be applied to courses with higher subsidy support for courses that address skills shortages and lead to employment
Price banding will be more responsive to the changing needs of the economy, jobs market and provide greater certainty for the training and skills industry.
Industry groups and training providers told us they wanted to see less reliance on reducing enrolments through caps and move to a price banding model to better target training.
For more information about the changes to Skills for All, read the following documents:
Previous Skills for All reports
Skills for All Student Surveys
Student feedback is an important part of quality assurance arrangements for Skills for All.
See Delivering quality training for information about the survey results.
Skills for All Eligibility
See Check Your Eligibility to find out in just two minutes what you are eligible for through Skills for All.
See Eligibility explained for a full explanation about eligibility for Skills for All.
Skills for All courses
See Find a training course to find qualifications or the Funded Training List to see a list of available Skill Sets.
Skills for All Training Providers
See Find a training provider to search for Skills for All Training Providers.
Once you have located Skills for All Training Providers who are able to train you in your chosen course, you will need to check with them for details such as when they are running the course and what they are charging for the course. You can enrol in more than one course with more than one Skills for All Training Provider at the same time.
Skills for All Training Providers are only allowed to charge a course fee (cert III and above) to a maximum Student Course Fee of $7,000 for most courses. Skill Sets and some high cost courses are exempt from the maximum course fee. Skills for All Training Providers may charge a different course fee for the same course. Skills for All Training Providers are required to publish their course fees and course fee policies.
See How to enrol to find out more about how to enrol with a Skills for All Training Provider and what you can expect from a Skills for All Training Provider.
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