Depending on your location, there are a variety of initiatives and schemes that have been designed to assist students with completing their studies.
Government Funding in Australia
All eligible Australian students have the opportunity to take part in government funding schemes – listed below are the initiatives that apply nation-wide.
VET Student Loans
VET Student Loans is an Australian Government loan scheme that is specific to the TAFE and Training education sector.
This help scheme has been designed to cover all of a part of the cost of a course via a loan. Once the student starts working and begins to earn over the set income threshold, they will then begin to pay off this loan.
The VET Student Loans scheme is available for all courses that have been approved by the Australian Government.
Centrelink offers a range of financial assistance to students who have chosen to take on further education and training. Eligibility is subject to a number of considerations. Some of these options are:
• Youth Allowance for students and apprentices
• Assistance for Isolated Children
• Education Entry Payment
• Pensioner Education Supplement
• Student Start-up Loan
• Fares Allowance
• Relocation Scholarship
• Rent Assistance
• Low Income Health Care Card
• Youth Disability Supplement
Government course funding is applicable to a range of study options, and it not limited to in-class only courses. Government funded online courses are particularly popular, as they offer students the option to complete their qualification in a way that suits their schedule. With Government funded courses online, students can incorporate study into their daily lives, which is great for those who are already working full time and would like to upskill. Government funded training courses are also available part-time, in a range of qualification types.
What courses are government funded?
A list of some Australian Government Funded Courses:
• Certificate IV in Training and Assessment Online and In-Class
• Government Funded Business Administration Courses
• Government Funded Medical Receptionist Course
• Diploma of Business Administration Government Funded Courses
• Small Business Management Government Funded Courses
• Diploma of OHS
• Certificate IV in Business Administration
• Government Funded Real Estate Courses
How to get government funding for training courses?
Government funding all depends on your eligibility. To find out if you are eligible, you must first choose a course that you are interested in studying. Then, get in touch with the course provider – they will assess your eligibility according to their specific requirements. Your course provider must be an RTO that has been approved by the Australian Government in order to benefit from Government funding.
Interested in studying a Government funded course? Explore your options today.