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  • What is government funding?


The Australian Government (at both state and federal levels) is committed to upskilling the Australian workforce. To encourage Australians and permanent residents to upskill, they have created a wide variety of funding schemes and incentive opportunities that often heavily subsidise qualifications. Upskilled works hard to ensure many of our courses are eligible for these Government incentives.

On these FAQ pages, we outline the various state and federal government funding schemes, and include a list of Upskilled courses that are eligible under each funding type. However participants must also meet elibilty requirements themselves. The best way to see if you may qualify is by completing our online government funding eligibility form.


What government funding options are available in Australia?

Major schemes include:

What are the eligibility requirements?


Incentives and funding opportunities are generally restricted to:
  • Australian Citizens
  • Permanent Residents
  • or NZ Passport holders with more than 6 months' residence.
Beyond this, eligibility requirements differ between schemes, with varying degrees of detail and complexity.

For this reason, Upskilled operates as an industry specialist, with both government and Australian Apprecticeships Centres** to help our students navigate the sometimes complex world of government funding.

We help our students every step of the way, from start to finish to make the process as simple as possible. The first step is to find out if you're eligible for government funding. Completing our 
online government funding eligibility form is the easiest way to do this.


How can I enquire about government funding options?

Easy steps

Whether you are inquiring as an individual, or as a manager acting on behalf of one or more employees, the easiest way to apply is to contact Upskilled:
  1. Select from over 100 Nationally Recognised certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and graduate certificate courses
  2. Complete an online application form
  3. Submit the form and an Upskilled education consultant will contact you within two (2) business days.
*This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

​**Information provided may be passed onto an Australian Apprenticeship Centre (AAC) to determine eligibility for Traineeship and User Choice Incentives/Funding. AAC's are contracted by the Government to administer the process of Traineeships and Apprenticeships as well as incentive payments employers receive. other Government Funding Schemes may be available and will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

By completing an funding enquiry form, you will be under no obligation to enrol for a course with Upskilled.  Upskilled will contact you within two business days to discuss your study options. The information provided in the form below will be kept in accordance with Australian privacy laws.

Upskilled strives to ensure our website contains the most up-to-date information at all times. However, due to the limited and rapidly shifting nature of government funding availability, a course listed as qualifying for funding on our website may not have funded places available at the time of your enquiry. Upskilled cannot guarantee the availability of government funding for any course. If the course you are interested in is not listed on our website, please contact us to discuss our other payment options.


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