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Your child or student may be eligible for subsidised training at school to kick start their career.

How it works

The Training Guarantee allows SACE (or equivalent) students to start building a rewarding career pathway at school. They can earn credits towards their vocational education and training (VET) qualification and their SACE and complete on the job training.

Under the training guarantee, they are eligible for a fee-free certificate II course or a subsidised certificate III course, if they are 16 years or over, enrolled in SACE and completing, or have completed, VET or work placement related to their pathway.

In addition, your child is guaranteed a funded place at a training provider after completing school, when they:

  • successfully complete the SACE, including a minimum of 30 SACE credits of nationally accredited VET in certain qualifications and at least 70 hours of relevant work placement in an identified, approved qualification
  • continue the Certificate III (or higher) course started as part of their SACE.

Your child can choose:

  • a certificate II level course, and
  • two certificate III to advanced diploma courses.

Completion of subsidised courses will count towards their subsidised training entitlement. They may need to pay for materials required for their training, like tools or clothing.

For more information about subsidised training, see eligibility explained.

How to start training

First, your child can speak to their school career counsellor or VET coordinator to make sure they meet the criteria.

Next, you and your child, their school and training provider work together to develop an Education and Training Plan that sets out your child’s training.

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