Skills SA

Skills SA is a strong, stable, high-quality training system that gives all South Australians the opportunity to develop the skills they need – and the skills employers want – for jobs today and tomorrow.

Am I eligible for a government subsidised training place?

You may be eligible for a government subsidised training place if you:

  • either live or work in South Australia

And you are:

  • an Australian citizen or
  • an Australian Permanent Resident (holder of a permanent visa)* or
  • a New Zealand citizen or
  • the holder of an eligible visa.

And are any of the following:

  • aged 16 years or over and not enrolled at school, or
  • aged 16 years or over, enrolled in school and undertaking training through the Training Guarantee for SACE Students (TGSS), or
  • undertaking training through a training contract as an apprentice or trainee in identified courses.

Check your eligibility for Skills SA

How many courses am I eligible to claim Skills SA for?

  • unlimited priority courses
  • one foundation skills course (if you are assessed to need it)
  • up to five bridging units at every qualification level (if assessed to need them)

You can only be enrolled in two subsidised courses at a time. Specific projects and initiatives subsidised through Skills SA may stipulate additional criteria and conditions which will apply in addition to those outlined above.

Based on your training and employment level you may also have access to:

Highest accredited non-school qualification at first enrolment

Access to a total of:

No qualification or an unemployed job seeker who is registered with an Employment Service Provider
  • one Certificate II course
  • two courses from Certificate III to Advanced Diploma level
Qualification up to Certificate II level
  • two courses from Certificate III to Advanced Diploma level
Completed a Certificate III or above (including university qualifications)
  • one course from Certificate III to Advanced Diploma level

What we require to determine your eligibility

To verify your eligibility for Skill SA government subsidies, we need to collect some personal information including:

  • Proof of citizenship
  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of previous learning if you are claiming Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
  • Employment Service Provider name
  • Participant job seeker ID.

Find out more about Skills SA government subsidised training.

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