The number of funded Skills for All courses an individual can do at each level depends on whether or not they are working and the qualifications they already hold.
To be considered for Skills for All funded courses, individuals must first be eligible.
From July 2012, an eligible student can have access to funded training in the course and with the Skills for All Training Provider of their choice, as long as a place is available and they meet any specific minimum entry requirements. Skills for All Training Providers will be responsible for ensuring that students meet the eligibility criteria.
An eligible student is an individual who, at the time of enrolment in Skills for All funded training meets all of the following eligibility criteria.
The individual either lives or works in South Australia, and is:
- an Australian or New Zealand citizen
- a permanent Australian resident, or
- the holder of a state sponsored visa on a pathway to permanent residency (Visa types as below)
- aged 16 years or over and not enrolled at school, or
- aged 16 years or over and enrolled in school and undertaking substantive vocational education and training (VET) within the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) as part of the Training Guarantee for SACE Students (TGSS) provided that the vocational education and training is part of a Course that is endorsed as available for TGSS enrolment, or
- enrolled in school, whether aged 16 years or not, and entered into a training contract (as that term is defined in the Training and Skills Development Act 2008 (SA)) to the extent that the Course is part of the training contract, or
- not enrolled in school, whether aged 16 years or not, and entered into a training contract (as that term is defined in the Training and Skills Development Act 2008 (SA)) to the extent that the Course is part of the training contract.
The government funded training available to an individual will depend on their employment status and their highest level of qualification. Individuals who are actively seeking work
and registered with Centrelink for the purposes of receiving the following benefits
will be considered ‘unemployed’:
- Newstart Allowance
- Youth Allowance
- Age Pension
- Disability Support Pension
- Parenting Payment (single) or
- Parenting Payment (double).
Use the Check your eligibility tool
to determine a student’s eligibility for a Skills for All funded training place or check the Guide to Skills for All Government Funded Training.
State sponsored visa holders on a pathway to permanent residency include:
- Skilled – Regional Sponsored (provisional) Visa, subclass 475 and subclass 495
- Skilled – Regional Sponsored (provisional) Visa, subclass 487
- Skilled Nominated (provisional) Visa, subclass 489
- 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
Some other visa types may allow the primary visa holder and/or their dependents to access Skills for All funded training. Call the Infoline to check.
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Persons under the Guardianship of the Minister
South Australians of any age who have been, or are under the Guardianship of the Minister for Education and Child Development are eligible for an exemption from Student Course Fees for all courses delivered by Skills for All Training Providers. The normal Skills for All eligibility rules apply.
Skills for All Training Providers will be paid the subsidy as set out in the Subsidy Calculator for students entitled to a Student Course Fee exemption.
Call the Infoline for an application form.