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

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Business and Administration Courses

Certificate II in Business BSB20115
Approved as Full Time - 360 Nominal Hours over 18 @ 25 hours/week 

Certificate III in Business BSB30115
Approved as Full Time - 360 Nominal Hours over 26 @ 20 hours/week 

Certificate III in Customer Engagement BSB30215
Approved as Full Time - 340 Nominal Hours over 24 @ 20 hours/week 

Certificate III in Business Administration BSB30415
Approved as Full Time - 410 Nominal Hours over 27 @ 20 hours/week 

Certificate IV in Business BSB40215
Approved as Full Time - 690 Nominal Hours over 46 @ 20 hours/week 

Certificate IV in Customer Engagement BSB40315
Approved as Full Time - 545 Nominal Hours over 38 @ 20 hours/week 

Certificate IV in Business Administration BSB40515
Approved as Full Time - 470 Nominal Hours over 34 @ 20 hours/week 

Certificate IV in Business Sales BSB40615
Approved as Full Time - 440 Nominal Hours over 32 @ 20 hours/week 

Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety BSB41415
Approved as Full Time - 385 Nominal Hours over 26 @ 20 hours/week 

Certificate IV in Project Management Practice BSB41515
Approved as Full Time - 480 Nominal Hours over 32 @ 20 hours/week 

Certificate IV in Leadership and Management BSB42015
Approved as Full Time - 505 Nominal Hours over 34 @ 20 hours/week 

Certificate IV in Marketing and Communication BSB42415
Approved as Full Time - 580 Nominal Hours over 36 @ 21 hours/week 

Certificate IV in Small Business Management BSB42515
Approved as Full Time - 475 Nominal Hours over 26 @ 23 hours/week 

Certificate IV in New Small Business BSB42615
Approved as Full Time - 415 Nominal Hours over 26 @ 20 hours/week 

Certificate IV in Human Resources BSB41015
Approved as Full Time - 365 Nominal Hours over 26 @ 20 hours/week

Community Services and Early Childhood Education Courses

Certificate II in Community Services CHC22015
Approved as Full Time - 362 Nominal Hours over 28 @ 20 hours/week

Certificate III in Community Services CHC32015
Approved as Full Time - 630 Nominal Hours over 44 @ 20 hours/week

Certificate III in Individual Support CHC33015
Approved as Full Time - 800 Nominal Hours over 48 @ 21 hours/week

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30113
Approved as Full Time - 928 Nominal Hours over 52 @ 20 hours/week

Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs CHC43215
Approved as Full Time - 1228 Nominal Hours over 48 @ 29 hours/week

Certificate IV in Mental Health CHC43315
Approved as Full Time - 925 Nominal Hours over 48 @ 22 hours/week

Accounting Courses

Certificate IV in Accounting FNS40615
Approved as Full Time - 630 Nominal Hours over 38 @ 21 hours/week

IT Courses

Certificate I in Information, Digital Media and Technology ICT10115
Approved as Full Time - 185 Nominal Hours over 8 @ 23 hours/week 

Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology ICT20115
Approved as Full Time - 400 Nominal Hours over 26 @ 20 hours/week 

Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology ICT30115
Approved as Full Time - 580 Nominal Hours over 38 @ 20 hours/week

Certificate IV in Information Technology ICT40115
Approved as Full Time - 685 Nominal Hours over 44 @ 20 hours/week 

Certificate IV in Web Based Technologies ICT40315
Approved as Full Time - 720 Nominal Hours over 46 @ 20 hours/week 

Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking ICT40415
Approved as Full Time - 730 Nominal Hours over 48 @ 20 hours/week 

Certificate IV in Programming ICT40515
Approved as Full Time - 890 Nominal Hours over 48 @ 23 hours/week 

Certificate IV in Systems Analysis and Design ICT40715
Approved as Full Time - 865 Nominal Hours over 48 @ 22 hours/week 

Certificate IV in Digital Media Technologies ICT40815
Approved as Full Time - 575 Nominal Hours over 38 @ 20 hours/week 

Certificate IV in Digital and Interactive Games ICT40915
Approved as Full Time - 680 Nominal Hours over 44 @ 20 hours/week 

Certificate IV in Computer Systems Technology ICT41015
Approved as Full Time - 810 Nominal Hours over 48 @ 21 hours/week

Retail Management Courses

Certificate IV in Retail Management SIR40316
Approved as Full Time - 420 Nominal Hours over 30 @ 20 hours/week

Logistics Courses

Certificate III in Logistics TLI32416
Approved as Full Time - 400 Nominal Hours over 26 @ 20 hours/week 

Certificate IV in Logistics TLI42016
Approved as Full Time - 585 Nominal Hours over 38 @ 20 hours/week