Government funding and incentives

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Government funding and incentives2018-12-09T07:56:20+00:00

Understanding funding schemes for the Australian workforce

At both a state and federal level, government commitment to upskilling the Australian workforce has led to the development of a comprehensive framework of funding schemes and incentive opportunities. As a result, many Upskilled participants could be eligible for incentives by the Government to undertake training, and/ or have their courses subsidised.

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 this, enhancing the productivity of the Australian workforce through Learning & Development is a key objective of government. This is why a range of complementary Commonwealth and state-based schemes have been developed to fund or subsidise the upskilling of employees across all industries.

Eligibility and Assistance

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.

Because of this complexity, Upskilled operates as an industry specialist to monitor the ongoing changes in the funding framework.

Get more information on Government funding incentives

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