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Subsidised Training

You may be eligible for government subsidised training based on your employment and training level. 

You may be eligible for subsidised training if you live or work in South Australia, and you are:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen
  • a permanent Australian resident, or
  • an eligible visa holder 

and are:

  • 16 years or over and not enrolled at school, or
  • Enrolled in Year 10, 11 or 12 and employed in a Training Contract that combines VET and school-based curriculum including SACE, OR
  • Enrolled in Year 11, 12 or 13 and are 16 years of age or turning 16 years of age in the current year of that enrolment, AND
  • Are undertaking SACE or equivalent.
  • Options for school students


From 15 October 2020, standard entitlement criteria do not apply to any course on the Subsidised Training List

This means:

  • you can access qualifications or short courses regardless of your prior qualification and training already completed.
  • you can undertake more than one course or short course.
  • training commenced during this period will not impact on an individual’s base entitlement to access subsidised training.


School-enrolled students are entitled to access one Certificate II and one Certificate III course while at school. From 15 October 2020, any course commenced by a school-enrolled student will not count towards their entitlement to subsidised training post school. Courses commenced prior to this period will count towards entitlement post school.


For full details, including visa eligibility, please see the Skills SA website.

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