Skills First is a set of reforms for the training and TAFE sector. The reforms ensure that Victoria’s training and TAFE system delivers high quality training that leads learners to real jobs. Skills First supports students: Whether you’re an apprentice, a worker seeking retraining, a learner needing extra support or a regional student looking for a course in your local area.

NSW Smart and Skilled

Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. It’s helping people in NSW get the skills they need to find a job and advance their careers.

QLD Certificate 3 Guarantee

Certificate III Guarantee supports eligible individuals to complete their first post-school certificate III qualification. It also supports school students to access training and Queensland’s Year 12 graduates to transition to employment by providing free training in high priority qualifications.

QLD Higher Level Skills

Higher Level Skills program provides a government subsidy to support eligible individuals to access subsidised training in selected certificate IV or above qualifications, and priority skill sets.

The aim is to assist individuals to gain the higher level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in priority industries or to transition to university to continue their studies. Employers may also be able to access training to address workforce development needs.

SA WorkReady

WorkReady allows eligible SA students to enrol in subsidised Certificate II qualifications through to Advanced Diploma across a range of industries. Regardless of the qualification level or industry, eligible students are able to access bridging units or learner support services to assist them complete their studies. Additionally, job seekers can access employment programs to connect them with jobs in their local area.

Boosting Apprenticeships Commencements (BAC)

The Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy supports businesses and Group Training Organisations to take on new apprentices and trainees (employees).between 5 October 2020 and 31 March 2022 eligible employers may be eligible for a subsidy of 50 per cent of wages paid to a new or recommencing apprentice or trainee for a 12-month period from the date of commencement, to a maximum of $7,000 per quarter.

WA Future Skills

Future Skills, WA State Government’s investment in training focuses on courses that equip people with the skills to undertake current in-demand jobs or those predicted to grow in demand in the future. State Priority training courses provide skills and knowledge that align with the current needs of industries and employers. Future Skills WA will guarantee eligible students a State Government subsidised training place within these State Priority training courses in Western Australia; these courses attract the highest level of Government subsidy. State Priority training courses include 150 priority industry qualifications and many traineeships.

ACT User Choice

User Choice is a national policy initiative that facilitates the disbursement of funding and incentives to RTO’s. Designed to make Vocational Education & Training (VET) more responsive to the strategic needs of Australian industry, User Choice works with Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships.

ACT Skilled Capital

Skilled Capital is an ACT Government funded training initiative, providing Canberrans access to high quality training in skills need areas to maximise improved employment opportunities.

Traineeships – Existing worker (Appendix H)

The AASN scheme targets workers who have been employed for longer than 3 months full-time (or 12 months part-time), and is dependent upon existing qualifications. Commonwealth incentives of up to $3000 (up to $1,500 for part-time) may be available and are paid directly to employers.

Traineeships – New entrant

The AASN scheme targets workers who have been employed for less than 3 months full-time (or 12 months part-time) and is also dependent upon existing qualifications. Again, Commonwealth incentives of up to $4000 may be available and are paid directly to employers.

Disclaimer: COMPLET-ED strives to ensure our website materials are the most up-to-date information on available government subsidies. Due to the shifting nature of eligibility and availability, some of this information may have changed. Please contact us to discuss other possible payment options. Complet-ed is not a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and offers an impartial service to its customers by partnering them with only the highest quality government and non-government funded providers. Nationally, this may include TAFE’s, Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), Fee For Service Providers, Australian Apprenticeship Support Networks, and independent contractors to deliver educational programs. COMPLET-ED will not confirm any funding eligibility. Eligibility criteria is dependent on your personal information, residency, employment and current skills and qualifications. All eligibility will be confirmed by an approved contracted training provider prior to the commencement of any training.

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