NSW – Smart and Skilled

Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW vocational educational and training system. It will give people the chance to gain skills they need to get a job and advance their careers. Smart and Skilled will be implemented in 2014 with an entitlement to government subsidised training commencing from 1 January 2015.

The Minister of Education has announced the release of:

  • The 2014 NSW Skills list which defines the qualifications eligible for government funding
  • The NSW Quality Framework which will set the benchmark for quality for Smart and Skilled

For more information download our information sheet: Government Funding-APR14

QLD – Certificate III Guarantee

Certificate 3 Guarantee, which commenced on 1 July, 2013, gives eligible individuals the opportunity to complete a full certificate III qualification. To do this, the Queensland Government will subsidise the cost of training for eligible students.

The Certificate 3 Guarantee will direct government subsidies to training in areas that need more skilled workers. For those areas where skilled workers are needed, the Queensland Government will contribute more to the cost of training. All funded Certificate III qualifications will become contestable from 1 July, 2014.

The Certificate 3 Guarantee is also different because it requires students to complete the full certificate III qualification (rather than a number of competencies).

For more information download our information sheet: Government Funding-APR14

SA – Skills for All

Skills for All is a South Australian government initiative that encourages more people to enter training, complete that training and gain employment.

Funding is available for courses from Certificate I to Advance Diploma levels. Course fees are significantly reduced due to the Government funding, removing the financial barrier that many people face.

For more information download our information sheet: Government Funding-APR14

TAS – Skills Tasmania

The Skills Tasmania Endorsed Registered Training Organisation (RTO) System is designed to increase and assure the quality of government subsidised training for learners and employers in Tasmania.

The System is an element of Tasmania’s obligations under the National Partnership Agreement on Skills Reform (NP), signed in April 2012 and Skills Tasmania’s ongoing commitment to quality in Tasmanian training system.

For more information download our information sheet: Government Funding-APR14

VIC – Current Contracts

VET funding contracts are contracts between the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and registered training organisations, including individual TAFE institutes, for the delivery of government subsidised training.

For more information please go to: http://www.education.vic.gov.au/training/providers/rto/Pages/serviceagree.aspx

VET Fee Help

HELP provides assistance for students to pay their student contributions (HECS-HELP), tuition fees (FEE-HELP and VET FEE-HELP), overseas study expenses (OS-HELP) and student service and amenities fees (SA-HELP).

Education Providers can get information on how to apply to become approved to offer FEE-HELP or VET FEE-HELP to their eligible students; and approved HELP providers can access a range of important support materials.

For more information download our information sheet: Government Funding-APR14