A wide variety of funding opportunities are available for many Health Skills Australia courses.
* Fees are indicative only and subject to change.
Subsidised training is available to eligible individuals through the Victorian and Commonwealth Government. VTG funding is available to:
• All candidates under 20 years of age
• Candidates 20 years and above provided you do not hold a qualification higher than the one you are applying for
• Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or holders of a special category Visa (sub-class 444, NZ citizen), East Timorese asylum seekers or holders of a temporary protection Visa
• Candidates enrolled in two or less subsidised programs in 2013.
You may be required to pay a co-contribution depending on the qualification you are undertaking. For further information, visit http://skills.vic.gov.au/get-training/get-funding
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. Victorian students who qualify for VTG may also apply for VET FEE-HELP to pay their student co-contribution.
For more information or to apply go to www.healthskills.com.au/vet-fee-help.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