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Financial assistance

Don’t let cost stop you

Your future matters — which is why a range of financial supports are available to see you achieve your potential and reach your goals.

If you’re thinking about enrolling in a course, this is the best time to figure out course costs. But even if you’re already training, some additional supports are available in some cases.

You may be surprised by the range of support you can access.

Access government assistance

Did you know, some VET courses are partly or fully paid for by the South Australian Government and/or Australian Government?


Subsidised training

Subsidised training means the South Australian Government will pay part of your course for you. This money goes straight to your training provider who will discuss any gap training fees.

Fee Free vocational education and training

There are some courses that allow you to train, retrain or upskill with no tuition fee at selected private training providers — as part of the Fee Free TAFE and vocational education places, a joint initiative of the Australian and South Australian Governments.

Need other financial support?

You may be able to access a range of other supports such as fee concessions, scholarships, grants, student loans and living allowances to make life smoother.

Currently enrolled and struggling?

Support is available.

Speak to your training provider who should be available to guide you through any issues arising during your training.

They may connect you with learner support services.