Subsidy payments

Subsidy payments for training courses on the Subsidised Training List (STL) or funded through a Qualification Project in South Australia.

Market Continuity Support

Phase one

In April 2020, the South Australian Government invested $16 million in the vocational education and training (VET) Market Continuity Package to provide immediate relief to the training sector to ensure the state’s VET market was effectively positioned to support industry skill demand in the COVID-19 economic recovery phase.

The VET Market Continuity Package delivered surety to Department for Innovation and Skills (DIS) contracted registered training organisations (RTOs) delivering courses in key economic priority areas and enabled them to adapt rapidly to maintain training and flexibility in an unprecedented operating environment. The South Australian Government has a long-term commitment to building and maintaining a contestable and sustainable training market. VET sector capacity and capability is critical to skills driving productivity and participation gains to meet economic need.

This first phase of support has concluded. The second phase is application based, and RTOs experiencing continuing impacts from COVD-19 are encouraged to apply.

Phase two

Effective from 24 July 2020, DIS contracted RTOs experiencing continuing impacts from COVID-19 will be able to apply for Market Continuity Support up to 30 September 2020. DIS will work with applicants to assess available supports and opportunities on a strictly confidential basis. Market Continuity Support is designed to maintain stability and strong locally based skills supply and will complement the suite of initiatives available to RTOs in South Australia.

The availability of this support is extended to 30 June 2021, subject to budget availability. 

To apply now, see Apply for VET Continuity Support.

For further information, or for assistance in completing an application, call the Skills Infoline on 1800 673 097.

South Australian Vocation Education and Training (VET) 
Training Fee Framework

The SA VET Training Fee Framework explains how a subsidy is paid and the factors that influence the rate of subsidy, including delivery location loadings.

To learn more, view Training Fee Framework.

Directions and Subsidy Framework under previous contracting arrangements

Subsidy Calculators

The Subsidy Calculator allows you to estimate the subsidy for the courses you deliver under your contract.

To calculate course subsidies, see Subsidised Training List.

To access previous subsidy calculator versions, visit Historical Subsidy Rates.

Apply to review the subsidy amount paid for a course

Complete the application form below and email your application to

Result Code 70 and Academic Pass (AP)

Some units of competency are eligible for a government subsidy payment for result code 70 and Academic Pass (AP). This code applies to units in some qualifications that require students to achieve both on and off-job competency.

For more information about eligible units of competency, see Academic Pass 70 approved units of competency.