Government Funding and Incentives

At both state and federal level, government commitment to upskilling the Australian workforce has resulted in a comprehensive framework of funding schemes and incentive opportunities. As a result, many Upskilled participants are provided incentives by the Government to undertake training and/or find that their courses are heavily subsidised. To find out if you're eligible please complete our online government funding eligibility form.

High quality skills learning at certificate and diploma level is widely acknowledged as integral to maintaining and increasing Australia's competitive advantage in a global marketplace.

Given that enhancing the productivity of the Australian workforce through Learning & Development is a key responsibility of government, a range of complementary Commonwealth and state-based schemes now serve to fund or subsidise the upskilling of employees across all industries.

Major schemes include:


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 to monitor the ongoing changes in the funding framework and works closely with relevant Federal and State government agencies and Australian Apprenticeships Centres* to help facilitate the implementation of incentive and funding opportunities as they arise.

Upskilled guides clients through every step and handles the administrative processes to ensure every opportunity for funding is explored. To find out if you're eligible please complete our online government funding eligibility form.

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 80 nationally accredited certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and graduate certificate courses
  2. Complete an online application form
  3. Submit the form and an Upskilled Education Manager will contact you with 48 hours

Real results

Upskilled qualifications allow participants to increase productivity and job satisfaction while advancing their career prospects and salary expectations. Courses are typically delivered online, over a period of 12 months.  We also have a unique mixed delivery method available for select courses which involves a number of face-to-face workshops scheduled across the 12 month program (subject to minimum numbers), and incorporates access to our online learning platform, MyUpskilled where you can access learning materials and assessment materials. Additionally, Upskilled conducts onsite courses at workplaces for even greater convenience to upskill the workforce.  We also partner with a number of RTO's who are specialists in a range of disciplines not covered by Upskilled's offering. These partners also offer market leading online learning technology along with all the support and services you come to expect with Upskilled.

Act now

The shifting nature of government policy means that the funding and incentives landscape is subject to rapid changes. At present, prospects for subsidised L&D upskilling are extremely favourable; Upskilled recommends that individuals and organisations act now in order to maximise existing opportunities while they are abound.

Government Funding & Incentive Enquiry

To find out what types of Government funding incentives might be available to you, please complete the form below.



*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 this form, you will be under no obligation to enroll for a course with Upskilled.  Upskilled will contact you within 48 hours to discuss your study options. The information provided in the form below will be kept in accordance with Australian privacy laws.