Training that works for you. If you want to study a course that will give you skills employers need, you may be able to pay reduced course fees.
To check your eligibility, please visit the website link provided or call 1800 673 097.
The School Card scheme offers financial assistance with school fees (materials and services charges) for students attending government schools in each year.
If your school fees (materials and services charges) are less than the School Card subsidy, the scheme can also help with other educational expenses such as uniform, camp and excursion costs.
School Card is available to: families with children aged four years and over who attend school full time, independent full -time students studying 10,11 or 12 or adult re-entry students undertaking subjects to complete their SACE.
For students at non-government schools, parents are encouraged to speak directly to the school about financial assistance.
Applications can be submitted online via the link below or you can request a form from your school
Saver Plus is a 10 month financial education and matched savings program that assists families to gain financial skills, establish a savings goal, and develop long-term saving habits. As an incentive, participants can receive up to $500 in matched savings to put towards a range of education costs.
You may be eligible if you:
- Are 18 years or over
- Have a child at school or attend vocational education yourself
- Have a regular income from paid employment (you or your partner)
- Have a current Health Care or Pension Card
- Receive an eligible Centrelink payment
The Smith Family delivers the program in South Australia.
You can visit the website below for further information, or call / sms your name and postcode to 1300 610 355 to be connected with a member of your local Saver Plus Team.
The Sports Vouchers program provides an opportunity for primary school aged children from Reception to Year 7 to receive up to a $100 discount on sports or dance membership/registration fees.
All South Australian primary school aged children (Reception to Year 7) are eligible to apply for the voucher.
Speak with your Sporting Club to see if they have registered for the Sports Voucher Program or use the link below to search for a provider in your area.
To access the voucher please click on the link.
The Child Care Subsidy is the main way the government assists families with their child care fees. Child Care Subsidy is paid directly to your child care provider to reduce the fees you pay.
You may be eligible if you or your partner: care for your child at least 2 nights per fortnight, are liable for fees for care provided at an approved child care service and meet the residency rules. Your child must also meet immunisation requirements and not be attending secondary school unless an exemption applies.
The Child Care Subsidy percentage you are entitled to depends on your family's income. If your family's income is less than $69,390 you may be eligible for up to 85% of your child care fees.
If you’re doing less work, study or other recognised activity because of coronavirus (COVID-19), you can apply for extra CCS hours.
To apply for Child Care Subsidy click on the link below.
The Higher Education Loan Program (HELP Loans) assist students to pay for course fees and other services to support them in their studies.
There are four main HELP Loans:
Eligibility for each HELP Loan differs depending on your circumstances. Application forms are only available through your education provider, who will assess your eligibility.
As this is a loan, it will be repayable when your earning capacity reaches the compulsory repayment threshold.
Visit the Study Assist website for further information or contact them via the online 'contact us' form below.