Upskilled is pleased to be an approved provider of the South Australian Government's WorkReady Program.

WorkReady is a South Australian government initiative that brings together funding for training, employment and skills activities.

With the WorkReady program, The South Australian Government is able to invest in training which is targeted to the areas of greatest need to industry.

The aim of WorkReady is to create the connection between training, skills and jobs, along with connecting individuals with the training and employment best suited to them across their career. The ability to fill current and emerging job opportunities by building a skilled and capable workforce is what the WorkReady Program is aiming to achieve.

Individuals need to meet course entry requirements and verify their eligibility for enrolment before being enrolled in a government subsidised training place.

What Does WorkReady Offer?

WorkReady has been designed so that students, job seekers, employers, industry, the training sectors and government have the flexibility to respond to changing social, geographic and economic circumstances and opportunities.

The Government wants people to be in the best position to successfully complete their training course or employment project and move into higher level qualifications and/or a job.

Participants receive an upfront assessment of their learning and support needs which includes using a foundation skills assessment tool. This identifies literacy and numeracy issues that need to be immediately addressed.

Based on the assessment and individual preferences, people are able to access training, employment and skills development options from three streams of WorkReady activity:

  • Preparatory – includes foundation literacy and numeracy skills courses, prevocational courses and Adult Community Education (ACE) courses
  • Industry entry level – includes courses designed for direct entry into a job, traineeship or apprenticeship; and employment projects developed with employers at the local and regional level for job seekers who have barriers to employment
  • Upskilling – higher level courses, skill sets and skill clusters, usually undertaken by people already in a job to improve their skills or to reskill. This stream will include a selection of priority courses identified through industry consultation that are imperative to meeting the government’s economic and strategic objectives.

WorkReady Courses and Pricing

Fees represent a contribution to the total cost of the course and are in addition to the subsidy that the government pays to Upskilled to deliver a course. The fees listed below are set by Upskilled, not the government.
Foundation skill courses and literacy and numeracy bridging units drawn from the new Foundation Skills Training Package will continue to be fully subsidised and accessible to individuals who are assessed to need them.

Below is a list of Upskilled qualifications approved under the WorkReady Program

Qualification Student Contribution Upskilled RRP
Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology (ICT30115) $1,250 (64% OFF RRP) $3,550
Certificate IV in Information Technology (ICT40115) $1,250 (67% OFF RRP) $3,850
Certificate IV in Web-Based Technologies (ICT40315) $1,250 (67% OFF RRP) $3,850

Am I Eligible?

You may be eligible for a government subsidised training place if you either live or work in South Australia, and you are:

  • an Australian or
  • New Zealand citizen, or a permanent Australian resident, or
  • the holder of a an eligible visa (Visa types as below).

You also need to be one of the following:

  • aged 16 years or over and not enrolled at school, or
  • aged 16 years or over, enrolled in school and undertaking training through the Training Guarantee for SACE Students (TGSS), or
  • undertaking training through a training contract as an apprentice or trainee in identified courses.

Eligible individuals may be able to access:

  • one foundation skills course (if you are assessed to need it)
  • up to five bridging units at every qualification level (if assessed to need them)
  • unlimited priority courses.

 visit www.skills.sa.gov.au for full details on eligibility and subsidy criteria