What Government Subsidies Cover Your Trades Course Costs?


Being faced with the thought of making your next career move can be both thrilling and daunting.

After all, studying building and construction courses means you’ll have the potential to upskill and move ahead in your career faster. At the end of the day, this results in a better salary and more fulfilling opportunities.

But it can also be overwhelming to wade through the many available building and construction courses and work out the best way forward.

Do you need to do a diploma, or a certificate?

Perhaps you’re just starting out and want to hit the ground running with an on-the-job apprenticeship. How do you know which path is right for you?

Finances also need to be considered. Without financial assistance of some sort, it would be near impossible for many of us to access the funds required to take on further education.

Whether the cost of the course is subsidised off the bat, or you take a course with a loan scheme to pay off later, there are a number of ways to get around that first money hurdle.

Read more about the government subsidised courses available and find your way into education for building and construction careers sooner.

Victorian Skills First

If you live in Victoria, the Victorian Skills First program is a fantastic opportunity to reach your career goals sooner.

This government subsidy is available for Australian or New Zealand citizens and permanent residents of Australia only.

Designed to help trade professionals upskill, you can develop your abilities in a current trade or a new one entirely.

All that you have to prove is that it is indeed upskilling—that is, a higher qualification than any you presently hold.

NSW Smart and Skilled

If you’re living in NSW, the state government’s Smart and Skilled program might be your best option.

This government subsidy covers a broad range of building and construction courses, from carpentry to steelfixing.

Have a chat to our trained advisors about the full range of courses on offer, spanning Certificate II and Certificate III qualifications.

To be eligible for these courses, you need to meet a number of requirements. Find out more at the official Smart and Skilled government page.

Before completing the application and consent form, chat to Builders Academy about your situation.

This is your opportunity to investigate all options available to you, ask any questions, and receive tailored advice to help you make the best decision.

Queensland Higher Level Skills Program

Are you a permanent Queensland resident aged 15 or older with a trade qualification (Certificate III) in the building and construction industry?

If you’re looking for your next career boost, the Higher Level Skills Program could be your best bet. This government subsidy can also assist with online courses, so there’s no need to be living in the city or regional centre to be eligible.

Instead, you can take a class from the comfort of your living room, so long as there’s an internet connection.

Even those in remote Queensland can have access to the best education opportunities with financial assistance, thanks to this program.

Which Subsidy is for You?

As you can see, the subsidy that will suit you depends on the state or territory that you live in, your career aspirations and your eligibility requirements.

With so many building and construction study pathways on offer, you’re sure to find something that allows you to excel in your next career move.

But you don’t need to go it alone. Builders Academy is on hand to help you to ask the right questions, find the right government subsidised course, and ultimately make a move that you’ll be grateful for.

With years of experience helping students just like you to find their fit when it comes to building and construction courses, you know that they’ll be able to guide you in the right direction.

So what are you waiting for? Get in touch with Builders Academy to chat to our team of trusted advisors about taking your next step.