The South Australian government initiative brings together funding for training, employment and skills activities.
Vocational education and training – otherwise known as VET – is learning that directly relates to getting a job.
The qualifications are nationally recognised and accredited, and courses are updated all the time to make sure students learn the latest skills and techniques.
It is about targeting training and employment opportunities to the needs of people, strategic industries and regions.
Individuals need to meet course entry requirements and verify their eligibility for enrolment before being enrolled in a government subsidised training place.
For more information please visit their website at www.skills.sa.gov.au.
Eligibility and subsidy criteria apply. Individuals can check what government subsidised training options they may be eligible for by answering a few questions through the following eligibility.
You can also view the current Subsidised Training List (STL) online on the Skills & Employment website (www.skills.sa.gov.au)
The STL shows Courses that may be subsidised through the South Australian Government’s initiative and provides information about the Courses, conditions, The current STL can be viewed online or search by course.
You may be eligible for a government subsidised training place if you either live or work in South Australia
and you are:
You also need to be one of the following:
Eligible individuals may be able to access:
|Highest accredited non-school qualification at first enrolment|
|No qualification, or An unemployed job seeker who is registered with an Employment Service Provider|
|Qualification up to Certificate II level|
|Completed a Certificate III or above|
(including university qualifications)
This refers to the highest level of qualification you have obtained in Australia.
This may include:
Specific projects and initiatives subsidised may stipulate additional criteria and conditions which will apply in addition to those outlined above.
You may have already studied courses through Skills SA. If you have completed courses from 1 October 2015 onwards, your entitlement to access government subsidised training may be affected. If you’d like more information, call the Skills and Employment Infoline on 1800 506 266.
In addition to all permanent residency visa holders, the following visa holders are eligible:
If you are unsure whether your visa category is permanent or temporary you can type your visa subclass number into the site search area of the Immigration website and find out.
To check your work or study entitlement conditions attached to your visa, we will use the Australian Government’s Visa Entitlement Verification Online service (VEVO).
Before you start training, you may need to gain some basic skills. This may include improvement in reading, writing or numeracy skills. If assessed to need them, Nova Institute will support you to link with an organisation for foundation skill training.
To help you successfully complete your qualification, you may need to undertake additional learning. Bridging units, including vocational, literacy and numeracy units of competency, can equip you with these necessary basic skills. If assessed to need them, eligible individuals can undertake up to five bridging units.
Some subsidised training courses are only available to certain participants and we describe these as Conditions.
If the course you want to study is not currently subsidised check again later. Funding periods generally run for six months and are announced and communicated via the Subsidised Training List (STL).
The government subsidised training place available to you will depend on what Nova Institute can offer from the list at the time of enquiry. You will need to meet the entry requirements of any course.
If it looks as if you do not meet the eligibility criteria, or you’d like more information, call the Skills and Employment Infoline on 1800 506 266.
South Australians of any age who have been, or are under the Guardianship of the Minister for Education and Child Development are eligible for an exemption from Student Course Fees for courses delivered under the Skills SA. The normal government subsidised training eligibility rules apply. Call the Skills and Employment Infoline on 1800 506 266 for an application form.
Enrol with Nova Institute.
When you enrol, Nova Institute will assess whether you meet the entry requirements of the course and do an upfront assessment of your learning and support needs. We will also verify your eligibility and collect some personal information including:
Nova Institute will conduct an assessment of your learning and support needs before you can enrol in a course. This should ensure you have the best chance of success in your course of choice by finding out more about your individual needs.
The process includes:
By discussing these before enrolment, we can work with you to identify early what is needed to help you achieve your training goals and record the strategies in a Learning and Support Plan.
If you enrol in a government subsidised course you are given a Participant Number (prior to 1 July 2015 it was known as a Skills for All Student Number). You cannot access government subsidised training without this.
This number stays with you and is used for any further subsidised training.
To get a Participant Number, you need to provide some personal details and sign a Participant Agreement. Nova Institute will ask you to complete a Participant Agreement and write your Participant Number on the top of the form.
If you are a new student you may receive confirmation of this number by text message or email from the Department of State Development (DSD).
This number is used by the Training Provider and DSD to record your participation in and your results of government subsidised training.
Your personal information may also be used to determine future eligibility for subsidised courses and for statistical purposes, including reporting to other bodies.
Keep a record of your Participant Number particularly if you plan to do further study. If you misplace your Participant Number you can call the Infoline on 1800 506 266 or ask your Training Provider to search for your number.
The Participant Agreement sets out the purposes for which personal information is collected by the Minister and how it will be used. The Department of State Development (DSD), on behalf of The Minister collects, uses, stores and discloses information only in accordance with the South Australian Information Privacy Principles.
If you require access to your personal information held by DSD, call the Infoline on 1800 506 266 who will advise you of the process you need to follow. In some cases you may need to apply through the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 1991.
The Freedom of Information Act 1991 (FOI Act) gives you the right, subject to certain restrictions, to make an application to access your personal information held by DSD. You can request your records personally or through another person acting with your authority (ie a solicitor). The FOI Act gives you the right to apply to have your personal information held by DSD amended if it is incorrect, out of date or misleading.
Call the Infoline on 1800 506 266 for more information about:
The Unique Student Identifier (USI) scheme links every student who undertakes nationally recognised Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Australia to an online account that contains all your enrolment and achievement records completed from 1 January 2015 onwards. This will make it easy for you to provide evidence of your academic results, for example when applying for a job or enrolling in further study.
You must have a USI if you are studying in Australia.
You can apply for your own USI or your training provider can apply for a USI on your behalf, with your permission. When applying for a USI, you will be asked to supply information that can be verified by the Australian Government’s Document Verification Service, such as a Medicare card or Driver’s Licence. When using an accepted form of identification, the USI should be available within minutes.
If you are eligible for enrolment Nova Institute will advise what fees you will have to pay.
The Student Course Fee covers charges to the student for the delivery of all essential components of the Course, including items that are consumed as part of the teaching and assessment.
Nova Institute will advise you about our fees, and make the information available on our website, with our fee policy. This includes Student Course Fees for each Course and all optional, additional and incidental expenses.
In some courses, there will be incidental charges for optional items like textbooks and uniforms and anything which becomes the property of the student. The student generally pays for these things.
Incidental charges can only cover:
Nova Institute do offer a concession if you are enrolling through the subsidised program and if you:
To claim a concession you must show the relevant concession card and state your Centrelink customer reference number and the expiry date on your card. If you qualify for a concession your course fees will be lower.
Students eligible for the subsidised training will have part of their training subsidised through SA Skills Subsidy.
There will also be a partial fee to be covered by the student. (Concession fees are available to eligible concession card holders). Payment plans are also available.
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