If you have completed courses from 1 October 2015 onwards, it may affect your eligibility.
Any previous subsidised training will not affect your eligibility for subsidised training when undertaking an apprenticeship or traineeship. The course you complete during your apprenticeship or traineeship will count towards your future entitlement.
This refers to the highest level of qualification you have obtained in Australia. This may include:
- vocational qualifications such as certificate, diploma or advanced diploma level courses
- higher education qualifications such as bachelor degrees or above, or
- school qualifications such as the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE).
In addition to all permanent residency visa holders, the following temporary visa holders are eligible for subsidised training:
- 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
- Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (SHEV), subclass 790
- Bridging Visa E (BE), subclass 050 and 051
- Temporary Protection Visa (TPV), subclass 785
- Bridging Visa F (BVF), subclass 060
To check your visa type, visit the Department of Home Affairs.
To check any work or study entitlement conditions attached to your visa, visit the Australian Government’s Visa Entitlement Verification Online service.
Before you start training, you may need help to brush up your basic skills including reading, writing or numeracy. If eligible, you can access free foundation skills courses. Your training provider will let you know about foundation skills courses if you need them.
To successfully complete your qualification, you may need additional learning. Bridging units help cover gaps in your existing knowledge or skills to make sure you don’t fall behind. If eligible, you can study up to five subsidised bridging units.