Funding for Training – Available Nationally

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National Skills Needs List

About the program: The National Skills Needs List identifies traditional trades that are experiencing a national skills shortage. The list is based on detailed labour market research and analysis. Under the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program, an Australian Apprentice undertaking a Certificate III or IV qualification that leads to an occupation listed on the National Skills Needs List may be eligible to attract certain employer incentives and personal benefits.

Administered by: Department of Education & Training (Australian Government)

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Trade Support Loans

About the program: Trade Support Loans are loans paid in instalments totalling up to $20,000 over the life of an Australian Apprenticeship. These loans are intended to assist apprentices with everyday costs while they complete their apprenticeship. Eligible trade Australian Apprentices may apply (opt-in) for regular instalments according to their needs.

Administered by: Department of Education & Training (Australian Government)

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