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Upskilled is an approved institution for a range of Centrelink financial support services, including Youth Allowance, Austudy and Abstudy. Click Here for a list of the Upskilled courses approved by Centrelink. For detailed information regarding Centrelink Financial Assistance click here

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Youth Allowance

Youth Allowance provides financial help for young people who are studying full time; undertaking a full-time Australian apprenticeship; training; looking for work; or sick.

You may be able to get Youth Allowance if you are:

  • 16 to 20 years old and looking for full-time work or undertaking approved activities. If you do not have a Year 12 Certificate or equivalent qualification (Certificate Level II or above), you will have to undertake study or training in order to qualify for Youth Allowance
  • 18 to 24 years old and studying full-time
  • 16 to 24 years old and undertaking a full-time Australian apprenticeship.

Residency requirements and parental means tests also apply.

You may be eligible for Youth Allowance if you are 16 to 17 years old and studying full-time if:

  • You need to live away from home in order to study, or
  • You are considered independent for Youth Allowance.

In some circumstances, you may be able to get Youth Allowance if you are aged 15, or older than the school-leaving age in the state or territory in which you live, and you have been assessed as being independent. Being independent means that your parents' income and assets are not considered when determining whether you can get Youth Allowance or the amount you can get paid.

Upskilled is an approved educational institution for Youth Allowance assistance. Click here for more information

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Austudy

Austudy provides financial help to full-time students and Australian apprentices aged 25 or more.

You may be able to get Austudy if you are:

  • Aged 25 or more
    • Studying full-time in an approved course at an approved educational institution, or
    • Undertaking a full-time Australian apprenticeship.

Upskilled is an approved educational institution for Austudy assistance. Click here for more information.

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Abstudy

ABSTUDY provides help with costs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians who are studying or are undertaking an Australian apprenticeship.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians can get special help with the costs of studying or of undertaking an Australian apprenticeship.

To get ABSTUDY, you must be:

  • An Australian citizen
  • An Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Australian
  • Enrolled in an approved course
  • Not receiving any other government assistance to study or complete your apprenticeship or Traineeship, and
  • Normally living in Australia.

While studying an approved course at Upskilled, ABSTUDY can help with your education costs, accommodation costs, living costs, fares (to travel to your place of study each term or semester if you need to study away from home) and prescription medicine costs.

If you qualify for ABSTUDY, you may be entitled to other payments and benefits too. Additional payments may also be payable to some customers including; Assistance for Isolated Children, Pensioner Education Supplement, Mobility Allowance, Education Entry Payment and Training Supplement.

Upskilled is an approved educational institution for Abstudy assistance. Click here for more information

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Approved Courses

(click the links to see the full list of courses)

Business Courses

Certificate II in Business BSB20107
Approved as Full Time - 390 Nominal Hours over 19 weeks @ 21 hours/week.

Certificate III in Business BSB30110
Approved as Full Time - 425 Nominal Hours over 21 weeks @ 20 hours/week.

Certificate III in Business Administration BSB30407
Approved as Full Time - 525 Nominal Hours over 25 weeks @ 21 hours/week.

Certificate IV in Business BSB40207
Approved as Full Time - 450 Nominal Hours over 22 weeks @ 20 hours/week.

Certificate IV in Business Administration BSB40507
Approved as Full Time - 470 Nominal Hours over 23 weeks @ 20 hours/week.

Certificate IV in Business Sales BSB40610
Approved as Full Time - 505 Nominal Hours over 25 weeks @ 20 hours/week.

Certificate IV in Frontline Management BSB40807
Approved as Full Time - 510 Nominal Hours over 25 weeks @ 20 hours/week.

Certificate IV in Human Services BSB41007
Approved as Full Time - 510 Nominal Hours over 25 weeks @ 20 hours/week.

Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Support BSB41407
Approved as Full Time - 410 Nominal Hours over 20 weeks @ 20 hours/week.

Certificate IV in Project Management BSB41507
Approved as Full Time - 310 Nominal Hours over 15 weeks @ 21 hours/week.

Diploma of Business BSB50207
Approved as Full Time - 420 Nominal Hours over 20 weeks @ 20 hours/week.

Diploma of Business Administration BSB50407
Approved as Full Time - 420 Nominal Hours over 20 weeks @ 21 hours/week.

Diploma of Human Resource Management BSB50607
Approved as Full Time - 460 Nominal Hours over 22 weeks @ 21 hours/week.

Diploma of Management BSB51107
Approved as Full Time - 420 Nominal Hours over 20 weeks @ 21 hours/week.

Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety BSB51307
Approved as Full Time - 390 Nominal Hours over 19 weeks @ 20 hours/week.

Diploma of Project Management BSB51407
Approved as Full Time - 380 Nominal Hours over 19 weeks @ 20 hours/week.

IT Courses

Certificate I in Information, Digital Media and Technology ICA10111
Approved as Full Time - 185 Nominal Hours over 9 weeks @ 21 hours/week.

Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology ICA10111 ICA20111
Approved as Full Time - 400 Nominal Hours over 19 weeks @ 21 hours/week.

Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology ICA30111
Approved as Full Time - 580 Nominal Hours over 27 weeks @ 21 hours/week.

Certificate IV in Information Technology ICA40111
Approved as Full Time - 725 Nominal Hours over 34 weeks @ 21 hours/week.

Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking ICA40411
Approved as Full Time - 750 Nominal Hours over 35 weeks @ 21 hours/week.

Certificate IV in Information Technology Support ICA40211
Approved as Full Time - 740 Nominal Hours over 35 weeks @ 21 hours/week.

Certificate IV in Programming ICA40511
Approved as Full Time - 860 Nominal Hours over 40 weeks @ 21 hours/week.

Certificate IV in Systems Analysis and Design ICA40711
Approved as Full Time - 870 Nominal Hours over 40 weeks @ 21 hours/week.

Certificate IV in Web-Based Technologies ICA40311
Approved as Full Time - 720 Nominal Hours over 34 weeks @ 21 hours/week.

Diploma of Database Design and Development ICA50511
Approved as Full Time - 790 Nominal Hours over 37 weeks @ 21 hours/week

Diploma of Information Technology Networking ICA50411
Approved as Full Time - 920 Nominal Hours over 43 weeks @ 21 hours/week.

Diploma of Information Technology Systems Administration ICA50311
Approved as Full Time - 880 Nominal Hours over 41 weeks @ 21 hours/week.

Diploma of Software Development ICA50711
Approved as Full Time - 840 Nominal Hours over 40 weeks @ 21 hours/week.

Diploma of Systems Analysis and Design ICA50811
Approved as Full Time - 775 Nominal Hours over 37 weeks @ 21 hours/week.

Diploma of Website Development ICA50611
Approved as Full Time - 815 Nominal Hours over 38 weeks @ 21 hours/week.

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