WorkReady is a South Australian government initiative that brings together funding for training, employment and skills activities.
WorkReady is about targeting training and employment opportunities to the needs of people, strategic industries and regions.
Individuals need to meet course entry requirements and verify their eligibility for enrolment before being enrolled in a government subsidised training place.
See Check Your Eligibility to find out in just two minutes what you are eligible for through WorkReady.
See Eligibility explained for a full explanation about eligibility for WorkReady.
Foundation skill courses and language, literacy and numeracy bridging units from the new Foundation Skills Training Package will continue to be fully subsidised and accessible to individuals who are assessed to need them. An Upfront Assessment of Need is required for all prospective students. Funding periods generally run for six months and are announced and communicated via the Subsidised Training List.
Skills Investment Plan 2017-18
The Government’s Skills Investment Plan for 2017-18 outlines the directions for public investment in skills and employment initiatives. The Skills Investment Plan is the result of the annual investment planning process, which considers a range of factors, including:
- the Training and Skills Commission’s modelling work
- outcomes of the survey of industry priority qualifications conducted by the Commission
- an assessment of supply of qualifications
- outcomes of the public value assessment of qualifications
- information gathered through stakeholder engagement.
For information on what courses are currently subsidised see Find a training course.
Need to know more?
WorkReady Qualifications is a submission-based approach to purchasing qualifications for non-TAFE WorkReady providers and replaces the Jobs First Subsidised Training List Projects.
Providers may apply to deliver qualifications through both an annual Qualification Quota or Qualification Projects that directly address a labour market need.
For more information, read the guidelines.
Jobs First Employment Projects
Jobs First Employment Projects are tailored activities developed in partnership with employers, industries and regional stakeholders to assist job seekers to obtain and sustain a job.
These projects typically provide combinations of accredited and non-accredited training with additional support services that address barriers to employment, such as individual or family case management, structured mentoring, work experience, career services, building work readiness, and brokerage into a job.
View the list of Jobs First Employment Projects 2016-17 Round 3 overview.
View the list of Jobs First Employment Projects Service Providers.
Student feedback is an important part of quality assurance arrangements for subsidised training.
See delivering quality activities under WorkReady for information.
WorkReady Training Providers
Once you have located a Training Provider able to train you in your chosen course, you will need to check with them for details such as when they are running the course and course costs.
Training Providers may charge a different course fee for the same course. Training Providers are required to publish information about their course fees and course fee policies.
See How to enrol to find out more about how to enrol with a Training Provider and what you can expect from a Training Provider.
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