SA (WorkReady)

WorkReady training is subsidised by the SA Government


To be eligible for WorkReady subsidised training, you need to:

  • live or work in South Australia
  • be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen or Australian resident, or holder of an eligible visa
  • be 16 years or over and not enrolled in school, or be enrolled in school while undertaking training through the Training Guarantee for SACE Students, or undertaking training through a training contract as an apprentice or trainee in identified courses.

Other eligibility requirements may also need to be met, visit the Eligibility Explained page, or use the Eligibility Calculator to help determine your eligibility.

Eligible individuals may be able to access:

  • one foundation skills course (if you are assessed to need it)
  • up to five bridging units at every qualification level (if assessed to need them)
  • unlimited priority courses.


Subsidy for provision of concessions and exemption of student fees.

The Minister has published criteria that must be applied by a Training Provider in assessing applications for a Student Course fee concession and exemption [Clause 16.1.3] which are listed below.

An Eligible Student enrolled in a course for which a fee can be charged will be eligible for a Student Course Fee Concession if, at the commencement of training in a Unit of Competency in the Course, the Eligible Student holds a current:

  • Health Care Card; or
  • Pensioner Concession Card; or
  • Veteran Affairs Concession Card. 3.18.3. An Eligible Student enrolled in a Course for which a fee can be charged will be eligible for a Student Course Fee Concession if the Eligible Student is a prisoner in a South Australian correctional institution. This includes all prison inmates, detainees, people on remand, those held in South Australian institutions in connection with the commission of an offence, and extends to children in South Australian detention centres who are beyond the age of compulsory schooling. Generally this group of Eligible Students may be referred to a Training Provider through a Prisoner Education Officer.

Where an Employer’s business is expanding there may be the opportunity to access subsidised training through a Quota Project. An Employer contribution will be required.


BSB20215Certificate II in Customer Engagement$2,500.00 
BSB30115Certificate III in Business$3,000.00 
BSB30215Certificate III in Customer Engagement$3,000.00 
BSB30415Certificate III in Business Administration$3,000.00 
BSB40215Certificate IV in Business$3,500.00 
BSB40315Certificate IV in Customer Engagement$3,500.00 
BSB40515Certificate IV in Business Administration$3,500.00 
BSB40615Certificate IV in Business Sales$3,500.00 
BSB42015Certificate IV in Leadership and Management$3,500.00 
BSB50215Diploma of Business$4,000.00 
BSB50415Diploma of Business Administration$4,000.00 
BSB51918Diploma of Leadership and Management$4,000.00 
BSB60915Advanced Diploma of Management (Human Resources)$4,500.00 
SIR20216Certificate II in Retail Services$2,500.00 
SIR30216Certificate III in Retail$3,000.00 
SIR30316Certificate III in Business to Business Sales$3,000.00 
SIR40316Certificate IV in Retail Management$3,500.00 
SIR50116Diploma of Retail Leadership$4,000.00 
TLI21216Certificate II in Driving Operations$2,500.00 
TLI21616Certificate II in Warehousing Operations$2,500.00 
TLI21716Certificate II in Road Transport Yard Operations (Freight Handler)$2,500.00 
TLI21815Certificate II in Logistics$2,500.00 
TLI31216Certificate III in Driving Operations$3,000.00 
TLI31616Certificate III in Warehousing Operations$3,000.00 
TLI32416Certificate III in Logistics$3,000.00$1.00 per student contact hour*
TLI41816Certificate IV in Warehousing Operations$3,500.00 
TLI42016Certificate IV in Logistics$3,500.00 
TLI50415Diploma of Logistics$4,000.00 

*Total cost is dependent on the units selected for the course.

Visit the website for information from WorkReady about Training Costs.