I’m sure there are a few young readers out there struggling with continuing their education. Some of you might have dropped out because of bad grades, some because of stress or mental illness, and others because of financial hardship. Whatever the reason, it is more important to know there are options for continuing education in Tasmania.
If you feel enough time has passed for you to try going back to school but are worried about the associated financial burden, may I draw your attention to a State Government program: the Tasmanian Government Training Subsidy. This scheme can help pay for your training directly through TasTAFE or an endorsed Registered Training Organization of your choice. Eligibility is based on the following criteria:
- You are an Australian or NZ citizen, or
- Australian permanent resident, or
- State sponsored visa on a pathway to permanent residence
and be of:
- Working age
- Not at School (other than a school based apprentice)
- Reside in Tasmania
The National Training Entitlement also requires that learners:
- Do not have a Cert IV or higher qualification
- Have not completed a Cert III qualification (including apprenticeship or traineeship) in the last 5 years
- Are not currently enrolled in another publicly subsidised Cert III qualification
It might seem like a large burden to undertake but education helps further your goals in life. There are also plenty of online resources that you can utilize to gain knowledge in your own time.
Here are some handy links to help:
This list has qualifications for apprenticeships and traineeships which may be undertaken under a training contract.
This link opens to an Excel document giving details to RTOs with a funding agreement to allow subsidised training.