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All About Work Ready

All About Work Ready

The WorkReady program allows you to access subsidised vocational training once you leave school (or under certain circumstances, while you are still at school). This means that the Government will pay part of your course costs.

It will help ensure that you are in the best position to successfully complete your training course or employment project and move into higher level qualifications and/or a job.

You will receive an upfront assessment of your learning needs using a foundation skills assessment tool. This will help identify language, literacy and numeracy issues that could affect your success and address these straight away.

Based on the assessment and individual preferences, you will be able to access training, employment and skills development options from three streams of WorkReady activity:

- Preparatory - includes foundation language, literacy and numeracy skills courses, prevocational courses and Adult
  Community Education (ACE) courses
- Industry entry level - includes courses designed for direct entry into a job, traineeship or apprenticeship; and
  employment projects developed with employers at the local and regional level for jobseekers who have barriers
  to employment
- Upskilling - higher level courses usually undertaken by people already in a job to improve their skills or to reskill.
  This stream will include a selection of priority courses identified through industry consultation.

Am I eligible to participate in WorkReady?

You may be eligible for a government subsidised training place if you either live or work in South Australia, and you are:

- an Australian or New Zealand citizen
- a permanent Australian resident, or
- the holder of a state sponsored visa on a pathway to
   permanent residency.

You also need to be one of the following:

- aged 16 years or over and not enrolled at school, or
- aged 16 years or over, enrolled in school and 
   undertaking training through the Training Guarantee
   for SACE Students (TGSS), or
- undertaking training through a Training Contract as
   an apprentice or trainee in identified courses.