WorkReady is a South Australian government initiative that brings together funding for training, employment and skills activities. According to the Government of South Australia, “building a skilled, capable and work-ready workforce able to fill current and emerging job opportunities will be the hallmark of WorkReady’s success.”
WorkReady is about targeting training and employment opportunities to the needs of people, strategic industries and regions.
The information on this page has been derived from the Government of South Australia’s Work Ready portal: http://www.skills.sa.gov.au/programs-initiatives/about-workready
Alignment to Industry Needs
To make sure South Australia is a place where people and businesses thrive, public investment will be aligned with strategic industry needs, and employers will be involved in developing tailored solutions. This will ensure that training and employment initiatives respond to employment opportunities and the need for specific skills wherever they occur across the state.
Sharing the Cost
Building a globally competitive high skill economy should be a responsibility shared between government, industry, employers and individuals. We all play a critical role in developing the skills that support economic growth and transformation. Co-investment will be a central plank of the WorkReady reforms. Employers, employment service providers and/ or students will be expected to contribute to the cost of a course. Training providers will continue to offer concessions to eligible students.
The following courses may be available for WorkReady funding subject to availability of spots and eligibility to enrol.
Please enquire to find out more.
Individuals need to meet course entry requirements and verify their eligibility for enrolment before being enrolled in a government subsidised training place.
You may be eligible for a government subsidised training place if you either live or work in South Australia, and you are:
You also need to be one of the following:
Eligible individuals may be able to access:
Check the Skills & Employment SA website for more information regarding eligibility
For a list of subsidised training courses available through WorkReady, see: http://www.skills.sa.gov.au/for-training-providers/workready-subsidies/subsidised-training-list
Based on your training and employment level you may also have access to:
No qualification or an unemployed job seeker who is registered with an Employment Service Provider
One Certificate II course
Two courses from Certificate III to Advanced Diploma level
Qualification up to Certificate II level
Two courses from Certificate III to Advanced Diploma level
Completed a Certificate III or above (including university qualifications)
One course from Certificate III to Advanced Diploma level
You can only be enrolled in two subsidised courses at a time. Specific projects and initiatives subsidised through WorkReady may stipulate additional criteria and conditions which will apply in addition to those outlined above.
While AITT provides you with all necessary support to complete your training through Work Ready, AITT cannot guarantee successful completion.
AITT cannot guarantee employment outcomes following successful completion of a Work Ready training program.
You may have already studied courses through WorkReady. If you have completed courses from 1 October 2015 onwards, your entitlement to access government-subsidised training may be affected.
If you’d like more information, call the Skills and Employment Infoline on 1800 506 266.
Highest level of qualification
This refers to the highest level of qualification you have obtained in Australia. This may include:
In addition to all permanent residency visa holders, the following visa holders are eligible:
If you are unsure whether your visa category is permanent or temporary you can type your visa subclass number into the site search area of the immigration website and find out.
To check any work or study entitlement conditions attached to your visa, visit the Australian Government’s Visa Entitlement Verification Online service.
Before you start training, you may need to gain some basic skills. This may include improvement in reading, writing or numeracy skills. If assessed to need them, eligible individuals will be able to access foundation skills courses through WorkReady.
See foundation skill courses on the Subsidised Training List (STL).
To help you successfully complete your qualification, you may need to undertake additional learning. Bridging units, including vocational, literacy and numeracy units of competency, can equip you with these necessary basic skills. If assessed to need them, eligible individuals can undertake up to five bridging units through WorkReady.
Some subsidised training courses are only available to certain participants and we describe these as Conditions.
This course is available while at secondary school
You must be enrolled in school and undertaking vocational education and training within your South Australian Certificate of Education program as part of the Training Guarantee for SACE Students program to enrol in this course. Read more about training for school students.
This course is available if you need help with reading, writing and maths
If your pre-enrolment assessment identifies skills gaps you may enrol in this course. Contact your training provider. All WorkReady participants receive an upfront assessment of their learning and support needs using a foundation skills assessment tool. Based on the assessment and individual preferences you can access subsidised training and foundation skills courses or bridging skills if you need them.
This course is available under a traineeship or apprenticeship
An apprentice or trainee with an approved Training Contract including School-based Training Contracts may enrol in this course.
This course may have additional conditions
Eligibility for courses may vary, please contact your training provider for more information. You must be aged 17 years or over and not enrolled in secondary school.
If the course you want to study is not currently subsidised check again later. Funding periods generally run for six months and are announced and communicated via the Subsidised Training List (STL).
The government subsidised training place available to you will depend on what approved Training Providers are offering. You will need to meet the entry requirements of any course.
Search for courses, qualifications and Training Providers at Find a training course.
To find out more about training costs see How much does training cost.
If it looks as if you do not meet the eligibility criteria, or you’d like more information, call the Skills and Employment Infoline on 1800 506 266.
South Australians of any age who have been, or are under the Guardianship of the responsible Minister (GOM) are eligible for an exemption from Student Course Fees for courses delivered by Training Providers through WorkReady. The normal government subsidised training eligibility rules apply.
Call the Skills and Employment Infoline on 1800 506 266 for an application form.