Eligibility for government funded training courses with Skills for All.
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Eligibility for Skills for All
From 4 November 2013, you are eligible for a government funded training place if you either live or work in South Australia, and you are:
- 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).
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 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.
All eligible individuals will be entitled to:
- two funded courses selected from Certificate III level and above
- unlimited priority courses.
If you have not completed secondary school or any other qualification or you are actively looking for work and registered with Centrelink, you will also be entitled to two funded courses at Certificate I and II level.
If you have a Certificate III or above you will be entitled to one skill set per annum.
If you would like to read more go to Skills for All Training Provider Forum 18 October 2013.
Current Skills for All student
If you enrolled in courses under Skills for All prior to 4 November, you will continue to be eligible for funded training in those courses.
Course completed on or after 4 November will count toward your entitlement to receive funded training when you seek to enrol in further courses.
The government funded training available to you will depend on your employment status. Individuals who are actively seeking work and registered with Centrelink for the purposes of receiving the following benefits will be considered 'unemployed':
Disability Support Pension
Parenting Payment (single) or
Parenting Payment (double).
Temporary Visa types eligible for Skills for All funding
The following State nominated visa holders on a pathway to permanent residency 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
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.
The government funded training place available to you will depend on what approved Skills for All training providers are offering. You will need to meet the entry requirements of any course.
Search for courses, qualifications and training providers at Find a training course.
To find out more about training costs see How much does training cost.
If it looks as if you do not meet the eligibility criteria, or you’d like more information, call our Infoline.
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 courses delivered by Skills for All Training Providers. The normal Skills for All eligibility rules apply.
Call the Infoline on 1800 506 266 for an application form.