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Government Funding and Subsidised Training

Subsidies are available in some states for courses and qualifications. Subsidised training may be available for you to complete a qualification or gain skill sets at a reduced cost.

For more information on available subsidies in your state click on the relevant link below

Western Australia

Department of Training and Workforce Development 

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The Department of Training and Workforce Development (DTWD) is the government agency responsible for managing vocational education and training in Western Australia.

 They do this by:

  • managing public resources in the State vocational education and training system;
  • planning, funding and monitoring publicly funded training;
  • administering the apprenticeship and traineeship system in Western Australia through their Apprenticeship Office;
  • coordinating and implementing professional development across the training system; and
  • providing advice on curriculum.

Click here for more information on subsidies and indicitive fees

New South Wales

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.

Smart and Skilled provides eligible students with:

  • an entitlement to government-subsidised training up to and including Certificate III
  • government funding for higher-level courses (Certificate IV and above) in targeted priority areas.


Click here for more information on subsidies 



South Australia

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The ACT Australian Apprenticeship training initiative includes both apprenticeships and traineeships. The Australian Apprenticeships initiative combine practical work with strucutred learning and lead to a nationally recognised qualification. 





Northern Territory


Speak to us on 1300 371 130 to find out about any subsidies that may be available.