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Upskilled boosts 'skills for all' initiative in SA

By Michael Crump | 07 August 2012

Upskilled has been named an accredited provider to the South Australian government initiative Skills for All, which is now providing access to free training for thousands of residents in the state via various RTOs. In a move that will change the way vocational and education training is funded, the State government has committed $194 million to the package, pledging training places for 100,000 residents to build a stronger local economy.

Working with Skills for All to deliver the breadth and depth of skills necessary to achieve its objectives, Upskilled is offering South Australians the opportunity to gain career-boosting vocational qualifications, with many courses available at low or no cost. Each RTO affiliated with Skills for All has gone through an application process with the South Australian Government to ensure that the quality of training providers is at the highest standard. A range of courses are available including Certificates and Diplomas in IT, Management, OH&S, Administration and Project Management.

Skills for All represents the single greatest investment in the history of vocational education and training in South Australia, opening up funded and subsided training to people who previously weren’t eligible. Upskilled CEO Jon Lang comments: "The Skills for All package will see more people in training, making a considerable impact on the state economy. We’re proud to be accredited to the package and are committed to providing flexible, professional training courses to give all residents of South Australia the chance to benefit from improved skills and career prospects."

Upskilled’s flexible, innovative courses are suited to individuals as well as organisations of all sizes, from small companies to household brand names. All training programs are tailored to take into account a student’s existing skills and a business’s needs. Courses have rolling start dates and can be completed in one of 70+ locations across the country or online, minimising travel costs. Offering more than just training, Upskilled also provides ongoing networking opportunities for students and businesses.

SA course details July – September 2012:

Location Course Date
Adelaide Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB51918) `
  Certificate IV in Business Administration (BSB40515) 22 Aug
  Certificate IV in Leadership and Management (BSB42015) 22 Aug
Mawson Lakes Certificate IV in Business Administration ((BSB40515) 27 Sept
  Certificate IV in Leadership and Management (BSB42015) 27 Sept
  Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB51918) 28 Sept
Online All Course Available Online 8 Aug
    12 Sept

Skills for All eligibility details

  • Individuals must meet course entry requirements and verify eligibility with their approved training provider before being enrolled in government subsidised training, which can be accessed from this month
  • Qualifications at Certificate I and II are fully subsidised which means there are no course fees
  • Qualifications at Certificate III and above are partially government-subsidised
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