The Australian Government is committed to training people to help them reach their full potential and make the most of a wide range of learning opportunities offered in this country.
The Government offers financial incentives to people to undertake training and helps subsidise some courses.
The shifting nature of government policy means the funding and incentives landscape is subject to rapid changes. As a result, TrainSmart Australia recommends that individuals and organisations act now in order to maximise existing opportunities while they abound.
To find out if you are eligible for Government funding, contact TrainSmart Australia today!
State Government Funding
Jobs & Skills WA
Jobs and skills WA provides guaranteed subsidised training places for students enrolled in courses that are deemed state priority qualifications.
As Western Australia’s economy grows and diversifies, the jobs outlook is in constant flux. Jobs and skills WA is a State Government initiative that focuses on training people in courses that address a specific need or demand in the economy.
Full details of priority training areas and subsidised training courses are available on the Jobs and Skills WA website.
Smart and Skilled
Smart and Skilled is an initiative of the New South Wales Government that helps people in the state gain the skills they need to find a job and advance their careers.
The scheme provides eligible students with access to government-subsidised training in areas named on the NSW Skills List. This list identifies courses that help people gain the skills they need to find a job, as well as those that align with the business needs of NSW.
Smart and Skilled is accessible to prospective students aged 15 years or older who have left school. They must live or work in New South Wales and be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen. Further eligibility criteria also applies.
Federal Government Funding
VET Student Loans
Introduced in 2017, VET Student Loans are offered for certain courses and must be paid back once a student is earning a certain amount designated by the government.
Incentives and funding opportunities are generally restricted to Australian citizens, permanent residents or NZ passport holders with more than six (6) months’ residence, though eligibility cannot be guaranteed. The easiest way to explore your options and eligibility is to contact TrainSmart Australia.