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Training school students

Help school students get a head start on their career pathway

New VET for School Students Guidelines for Training Providers and subsidised courses

Effective 1 January 2022

From 1 July 2021 training providers will need to use the new VET for School Students Guidelines for students seeking to commence a subsidised course from Semester 1, 2022.

The finalised list of subsidised courses available to school students, with an effective date of 1 January 2022 is now available to assist training providers and schools with planning for delivery. These courses have been agreed as providing school students with Flexible Industry Pathways that lead to employment in key growth industries in South Australia. The Department will include the courses in the release of the STL late 2021. Information on these courses is provided to the schooling sectors through the publication of Flexible Industry Pathways information by the Department of Education.

All training providers with a FAA are encouraged to review support materials in the Toolkit under Training School Students, and at the bottom of this page.

New eligibility age. Students who turn 16 in Year 11 are now able to access subsidised training from the beginning of the school year.

Temporary measures

Advice for Schools, Students and NTOs

The following temporary measures have been put in place to support the training of school enrolled students in the current operating environment and due to the impact of COVID-19.

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Training Guarantee for SACE Students (TGSS)

As an approved TGSS provider, you can deliver subsidised training to secondary school students as part of their SACE (or equivalent). The course needs to be a TGSS-approved course on the Subsidised Training List and on your Training Provider Schedule of Courses.

Apprenticeships and traineeships for school students

Students can earn while they learn and get a head start on their career through a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship. To be eligible for a subsidised school-based apprenticeship or traineeship, students must be in year 10, 11 or 12 at the time of commencement.

Flexible Learning Options (FLO)

FLO is a strategy to support school students who have complex needs.
How it works

School enrolled students who are not able to meet the criteria for TGSS and who are designated by the Department for Education as FLO students may be eligible for subsidised training.

FLO allows a student enrolled in a state government secondary school in South Australia to be funded to undertake training options outside of the school campus while the school retains duty of care and responsibility for the student.