Providing more choice for students through JobTrainer

What is JobTrainer?

The $88 million JobTrainer program represents a significant investment into training delivery in South Australia and complements existing efforts under Skilling South Australia and partnerships with providers, employers and industry.

Together we can respond to growing demand, deliver high quality training and provide more choice for school leavers, young people and jobseekers.

Under JobTrainer, courses listed on the Subsidised Training List (STL) (effective 15 October 2020) are accessible to eligible students at low-cost.

To deliver JobTrainer, registered training organisations:

  • can receive additional subsidies to support the delivery of low fee training for eligible students
  • have access to the Building Capability Program to expand your capability and enhance the delivery of high quality training and assessment

Additional funding for RTOs is now available to support the transition of young people (aged 17 – 24) who have undertaken a JobTrainer course into sustainable employment, apprenticeships and traineeships and further education. For more information, see JobTrainer Transitions.

What’s new?

The Subsidised Training List (STL) effective 15 October 2020, now includes:

  • a broader range of entry level pathways for school leavers and young people
  • short courses to build skills towards further aligned training and increased employability
  • low-fee apprenticeships and traineeships.

For information on JobTrainer and details about fees for eligible JobTrainer students, read the policy.

For more information about the framework, see Training Fee Framework.

Frequently Asked Questions

No. The formula for calculating the subsidy amount payable has not changed.  The amount payable for concession reimbursement and completion has changed.

For further information, see the Training Fee Framework.

Yes. An application for a subsidy level review is located at Subsidy payments.

Qualifications and short courses have been identified based on industry skill needs, responding to economic conditions, upskilling opportunities and priorities raised through consultation including with the National Skills Commission.

The list of qualifications and short courses is intended to be dynamic to meet changing needs and you are encouraged to contact us.

Claims for accredited training will be processed through the normal monthly submission process.

Yes. Upon creation of a Training Account, you must indicate that the participant is eligible for JobTrainer by selecting ‘Yes’ on question: ‘Eligible for Other Concession’.

The User Guide for ‘Create a Participant Profile and Training Account’ will be updated to reflect the changes.

The revised STL Qualifications Annexure will be forwarded as an Adobe Sign doc by 2 October 2020 with a return date of 15 October 2020. 

Information about subsidies and student fees is provided in the Training Fee Framework.

Yes, LSS is available for anyone undertaking accredited training on the STL.

Yes. All students applying for subsidised training must be assessed for their suitability, learning and support needs before enrolling, using the UAN process.

However, for skill sets the assessment of literacy and numeracy finishes with the short reading and numeracy assessment. See the UAN Guidelines under UAN Guidelines section 9.

Providers are invited to apply for a one-off Strategic Building Capability Project (BCP) that assists providers to deliver under JobTrainer. Funding will be considered on a per-project basis, based on the scope of activity. Read the BCP Project Guidelines.

Yes. Additional employer and student supports will be available with a focus on transitioning young people (17-24 years old) who have undertaken a JobTrainer course to sustainable employment, apprenticeships and traineeships and further training pathways.

Guidelines outlining what will be supported and how to apply will be released in late October 2020 including further advice about supports available through Skilling South Australia.

No. Job Trainer is a new initiative that builds on the foundations on existing government subsidy arrangements and Skilling South Australia programs.

The JobTrainer enrolment period is between 15 October 2020 to 30 September 2021 (or an earlier time as notified). Training Accounts created during this period will attract JobTrainer subsidies.