A wide variety of funding opportunities are available for many Health Skills Australia courses.
* Fees are indicative only and subject to change.
VET FEE-HELP is a student loan scheme that helps eligible students pay for all or part of their tuition costs. Students who access VET FEE-HELP assistance will have a loan with the Australian Government who will, on the student's behalf, pay their tuition fees to Health Skills Australia. Students can only access VET FEE-HELP for Diploma courses or above.
For more information or to apply go to www.healthskills.com.au/vet-fee-help.html
Subsidised training is available to eligible individuals through the Queensland and Commonwealth Government. Certificate 3 Guarantee funding is available to:
A student contribution is required and varies depending on whether a student is concessional or not. Concessional students are those who hold a Health Care concession card or Pensioner concession card, or are the partner or dependant of a person who holds one of these cards and are named on the card. Concessional students also include those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent.
For more information go to http://training.qld.gov.au/information/investing-in-skills/certificate3/students.html
If you are a new employee (less than 3 months full-time or less than 1 year part-time) and you agree to become a trainee, you may be eligible to have your course fully or partially funded under User Choice.
For more information go to http://training.qld.gov.au/individuals/index.html
Australian Apprenticeships encompass all apprenticeships and traineeships. They combine time at work with training and can be full-time, part-time or school-based.
Australian Apprenticeships are the best way to combine training and employment and can lead to a nationally recognised qualification. Australian Apprenticeships are available to anyone of working age and do not require any entry qualifications. You can be a school-leaver, re-entering the workforce or simply wishing to change careers.
For more information go to http://www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au
If you are working in the aged care or home and community sectors, you may be able to access a Commonwealth funded training place through the Aged Care Workforce Vocational Education Training Program. Your employer must apply for training places through a Registered Training Organisation such as Health Skills Australia. If the training place is allocated, the course is fully funded.
You may also be entitled to an incentive payment available through the Aged Care Education and Training Incentive if you undertake training while employed. Incentives vary depending on the course undertaken.
For more information go to http://www.healthskills.com.au/ACWVET.html