Eligibility for government funded training courses with Skills for All.
From July 2012, you are eligible for a government funded training place if you either live or work in South Australia, and you are:
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.
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’:
- Newstart Allowance
- Youth Allowance
- Age Pension
- Disability Support Pension
- Parenting Payment (single) or
- Parenting Payment (double).
Your highest level of qualification when you enrol will also make a difference to which course will be funded under Skills for All.
For more information download Your Guide to Skills for All Government Funded Training, or start checking your eligibility
Temporary Visa types eligible for Skills for All funding
The following State sponsored visa holders on a pathway to permanent residency are eligible:
- 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.
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 for an application form.