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.

BSB20215 Certificate II in Customer Engagement $2,500.00
BSB30115 Certificate III in Business $3,000.00
BSB30215 Certificate III in Customer Engagement $3,000.00
BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration $3,000.00
BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business $3,500.00
BSB40315 Certificate IV in Customer Engagement $3,500.00
BSB40515 Certificate IV in Business Administration $3,500.00
BSB40615 Certificate IV in Business Sales $3,500.00
BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management $3,500.00
BSB50215 Diploma of Business $4,000.00
BSB50415 Diploma of Business Administration $4,000.00
BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership and Management $4,000.00
BSB60915 Advanced Diploma of Management (Human Resources) $4,500.00
SIR20216 Certificate II in Retail Services $2,500.00
SIR30216 Certificate III in Retail $3,000.00
SIR30316 Certificate III in Business to Business Sales $3,000.00
SIR40316 Certificate IV in Retail Management $3,500.00
SIR50116 Diploma of Retail Leadership $4,000.00
TLI21216 Certificate II in Driving Operations $2,500.00
TLI21616 Certificate II in Warehousing Operations $2,500.00
TLI21716 Certificate II in Road Transport Yard Operations (Freight Handler) $2,500.00
TLI21815 Certificate II in Logistics $2,500.00
TLI31216 Certificate III in Driving Operations $3,000.00
TLI31616 Certificate III in Warehousing Operations $3,000.00
TLI32416 Certificate III in Logistics $3,000.00 $1.00 per student contact hour*
TLI41816 Certificate IV in Warehousing Operations $3,500.00
TLI42016 Certificate IV in Logistics $3,500.00
TLI50415 Diploma 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.