Eligibility requirements

Eligibility requirements

  • Unemployed job seekers, Newstart or Youth Allowance card holders

    If you hold a Newstart or Youth Allowance card and are unemployed you may be eligible for support to help you access training. This may include:

    • mentoring and counselling;
    • assistance with language and literacy;
    • provision of meals;
    • assistance with transport and child care; and
    • help with resumé writing and job placement.

    To access this support, contact the training provider listed for the course you’re interested in, or you can contact your local Job Services Australia provider, or contact a participation referral agent who can provide a referral.

    View the list of courses available

    View the list of participation referral agents who can provide a referral

     

  • People with disability

    If you have a disability you may be eligible for support to help you access training. This may include:

    • mentoring and counselling;
    • assistance with language and literacy;
    • provision of meals;
    • assistance with transport and child care; and
    • special equipment or facilities.

    To be eligible, you must have evidence from Centrelink for being in receipt of a disability support pension or sickness allowance, or have a referral from a participation referral agent for people with disability.

    To access this support, contact the training provider listed for the course you’re interested in, or you can contact a participation referral agent who can provide a referral.

    View the list of courses available

    View the list of participation referral agents for people with disability

  • Aboriginal people

    If you are an Aboriginal person, you may be eligible for support to help you access training. This may include:

    • mentoring and counselling;
    • assistance with language and literacy;
    • provision of meals; and
    • assistance with transport and child care.

    To be eligible you must be an Aboriginal person, as recognised by:

    • descent, that is, the individual can prove that a parent is of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent;
    • self-identification, that is, the individual identifies as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander; or
    • community recognition, that is, the individual is accepted as such by the Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community in which he/she lives.

    You may also be eligible if you have referral from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander broker.

    To access this support, contact the training provider listed for the course you’re interested in, or you can contact a participation referral agent such as the Aboriginal Workforce Development Centre who can provide a referral.

    View the list of courses available

    View the list of participation referral agents for Aboriginal people

  • Culturally and linguistically diverse people

    If you are from a CaLD background*, you may be eligible for support to help you access training. This may include:

    • mentoring and counselling;
    • assistance with language and literacy;
    • provision of meals;
    • assistance with transport and child care; and
    • assistance with translation and language.
       

    To be eligible, you must be born overseas** and hold the following documentation that may include but is not limited to:

    • a humanitarian visa;
    • other documentation showing you originated from a country defined as CaLD such as a passport, travel documents or a birth certificate; or
    • a referral from a participation referral agent for CaLD people.

    To access this support, contact the training provider listed for the course you’re interested in, or you can contact a participation referral agent who can provide a referral.

    View the list of courses available

    View the list of participation referral agent for CaLD people

    *Refers to groups and individuals who differ according to religion, race, language and ethnicity except those whose ancestry is Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Celtic, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.
    **The CaLD definition excludes those born in the following countries; Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South Africa, the United States and Wales.

  • Unemployed young people aged 15–24 years (Youth at Risk)

    If you are aged 15 to 24 and are unemployed or under employed, you may be eligible for support to help you access training. This may include:

    • mentoring and counselling;
    • assistance with language and literacy;
    • assistance with meals; and
    • assistance with transport and child care.

    To be eligible, you must be aged 15 to 24, not engaged in education or full time employment or training and have a referral from a Youth at Risk broker. For school aged students, only those with an Exemption or full time Notice of Arrangements are eligible.

    To access this support, contact the training provider listed for the course you’re interested in, or you can contact a participation referral agent who can provide a referral.

    View the list of courses available

    List of participation referral agents for Youth at Risk

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Page last updated February 07, 2017