Courses Available for Government Funded Programs:

Child Care

For more information, download the course flyers below:


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

  • An Australian or New Zealand citizen
  • A permanent Australian resident
  • The holder of a state sponsored visa on a pathway to permanent residency (see Eligible visa types)

And are:

  • 16 years or over and not enrolled at school, or
  • 16 years or over, enrolled in school and undertaking training through an identified pathway, or
  • undertaking training through a training contract as an apprentice or trainee in identified courses.


Concession Eligibility Status

The following students are eligible for a concession rate on fees

A) At the commencement of the training in a unit of competency in the course, the participant holds a current:

  • A Pensioner Concession Card; or
  • Veterans’ Affairs Concession card; or
  • A Health Care Card.

B) The participant is a prisoner

Note: For the purposes of this clause “Prisoner” is all prison inmates, detainees, people on remand, those held in South Australian institutions in connection with the commission of an offence and extends to children in South Australian detention centres who are beyond the age of compulsory schooling.

South Australians aged 16 years or older, who are or have been under a Guardianship order of a Government Minister in Australia, are eligible to access fee-free courses on the Subsidised Training List with contracted Training Providers. The usual subsidised training eligibility rules apply

Upfront Assessment of Need (UAN)

Undertaking the UAN is a requirement

All individuals who are seeking access to a subsidised training place, regardless of prior educational attainment, are required to participate in the UAN process. This is a condition of accessing publicly funded training places. There are no exceptions however, modification of the UAN process is possible, please contact us for information. Individuals who are unwilling to participate fully in all aspects of the UAN process may instead choose to undertake training through fee for service arrangements. UAN process is not currently used for school enrolled participants seeking access to a subsidised training place.

Learner Support Services (LSS)

Learner Support Services (LSS) provide case management support to help participants address life, learning and other issues, and complete their training and transition to employment.

SAI will refer their participants, including apprentices and trainees, to an LSS provider.

Learner Support Services are fully funded by the Department and are fee-free to students

Students who are facing significant barriers to completing their training, can access the LSS services.

Standard Entitlement Criteria

If, at the time of first enrolment after 1 October 2015, a Participant seeks to enrol in a Course and the Participant does not hold a non-school qualification (from a Certificate I level up to and including a doctorate) or is a Jobseeker, the Participant will, in accordance with clause 13 and 14 of the Training Schedule, be entitled to access a subsidised Training place for:

  • One Course at the Certificate II level; and
  • Two Courses at the Certificate III to Advanced Diploma level.

In addition, based on the assessed need of the Participant as determined by the Upfront Assessment of Need process, the participant may be eligible for:

  • Foundation Skills Courses;
  • Up to five Bridging Units within a qualification at every level.
CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry
AUR30620 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology
CHC30113 Certificate III in Early childhood Education and care
CHC50113 Diploma of Early childhood education and care
BSB42415 Certificate IV in Marketing and Communication*
BSB52415 Diploma of Marketing and Communication*

TA = Traineeship or Apprenticeship
TGSS = Training Guarantee for SACE students
JT = Job Trainer
*Subject to availability

Participant Course Fees

Non-Concession: $500

Concession: $400

(To be eligible for concession participant must provide the valid ID as referred under “Concession Eligibility status” Section)


Call Skills Australia Institute at +61 8 8120 4186 OR email

Please note that completion of the Skills Australia application form does not guarantee enrolment or funding. Enrolment is dependent on funding being confirmed and the student’s ability to meet the eligibility criteria.

*Eligibility criteria apply

Skills Australia institute also offers full-fee courses.

Please visit our website OR contact us at +61 8 8120 4186 for more information.

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