Skills support for individuals

Australia’s national training system supports over three million students annually to gain the skills to secure and maintain rewarding and sustainable employment. This includes new job starters, those re-entering the workforce, retraining for a new job or upgrading their skills for an existing job.

Find out about the courses and assistance available to help you undertake skills training through the links below.

My Skills

Find a course to expand your skills at the My Skills website. You can search for, and compare, VET courses and training providers.

Unique Student Identifier

The Unique Student Identifier gives students online access to their nationally recognised training records.

Apprenticeships and traineeships

An Australian Apprenticeship gives you a nationally recognised qualification and the experience you need to get ahead in your chosen career. Visit the Australian Apprenticeships website for more information or our apprentices and traineeships page for guidelines to the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program.

Trade Support Loans

Apprentices and trainees working in a skills need area may be eligible for Trade Support Loans to help cover their living and learning costs.

Skills for Education and Employment

The Skills for Education and Employment program provides language, literacy and numeracy training to eligible job seekers to enable them to participate more effectively in training or in the labour force.

Financial support

The Study Assist website explains the government assistance available to help you finance your VET study.

New Enterprise Incentive Scheme

Job seekers interested in starting and running a small business may be able to get practical small business training, business mentoring and financial assistance from the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme.

My Future

The myfuture website is an Australian Government career information and exploration service.

Skills and licence recognition

Help is available at the Trades Recognition Australia website to assist people with trade skills gained overseas or in Australia for the purpose of migration and skills recognition. International Education assesses higher education qualifications for recognition in Australia.

Assistance with domestic occupational licence recognition for specified licensed tradespeople wishing to apply for a licence in another state or territory is available at the Licence Recognition website.

Reading Writing Hotline

Visit Reading Writing Hotline to find an organisation to help you improve your reading and writing or find resources to help you improve your spelling, reading and other language skills.

Register of institutions and courses for overseas students

The Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students lists all Australian education providers that offer courses to people studying in Australia on student visas and the courses offered.

Resources

The following is a list of all the resources that are associated with Skills support for individuals.

Results

  1. A Student’s Success Story

    Created: 30 March 2016  |  Last modified: 29 November 2016

    Good News Story - A Student’s Success Story

  2. Appendix A- List of Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Qualifications as at 1 July 2019

    Created: 21 April 2015  |  Last modified: 1 July 2019

    Appendix A - List of Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Qualifications as at 1 July 2019

  3. Appendix B- List of NSNL qualifications as at 1 July 2019

    Created: 21 April 2015  |  Last modified: 1 July 2019

    Appendix B - List of NSNL qualifications as at 1 July 2019

  4. Appendix C- Table of Agriculture and Horticulture Occupations as at 1 July 2019

    Created: 21 April 2015  |  Last modified: 1 July 2019

    Appendix C - Table of Agriculture and Horticulture Occupations as at 1 July 2019

  5. Appendix D- Table of Rural and Regional Postcodes as at 24 December 2018

    Created: 21 April 2015  |  Last modified: 1 July 2019

    Appendix D - Table of Rural and Regional Postcodes as at 24 December 2018

  6. Appendix E- Previous and Concurrent Qualifications that affect eligibility for Payments under the Programme- 10 July 2014

    Created: 21 May 2015

    Appendix E - Previous and Concurrent Qualifications that affect eligibility for Payments under the Programme - 10 July 2014

  7. Appendix F- National contacts related to overseas qualifications- 1 July 2019

    Created: 21 April 2015  |  Last modified: 1 July 2019

    Appendix F - National contacts related to overseas qualifications - 1 July 2019

  8. Appendix G- Statutory Declaration Template- 10 July 2014

    Created: 21 April 2015

    Appendix G - Statutory Declaration Template - 10 July 2014

  9. Appendix H- Aged Care, Disability Care Worker and Enrolled Nurses sectors occupations information- 3 April 2018

    Created: 25 April 2015  |  Last modified: 1 July 2019

    Appendix H - Aged Care, Disability Care Worker and Enrolled Nurses sectors occupations information - 3 April 2018

  10. Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme Guidelines

    Created: 21 April 2015  |  Last modified: 1 July 2019

    Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme Guidelines

  11. Australian Government response to the Select Committee on Red Tape report: Effect of red tape on occupational licensing – Interim report

    Created: 6 November 2018  |  Last modified: 29 July 2019

    The Australian Government notes the recommendations made in the interim report of the Select Committee on Red Tape in respect of occupational licensing.

  12. Contract regions and service providers for SEE from 2017

    Created: 18 April 2017

    On 18 April 2017, Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, the Hon Karen Andrews MP, announced the SEE program service providers and regions for the new contract...

  13. Evaluation of the Reading Writing Hotline Final Report

    Created: 21 April 2015

    Evaluation of the Reading Writing Hotline Final Report

  14. How to refer to SEE for Employment Service Providers (flowchart)

    Created: 30 June 2017

    How to refer to SEE for Employment Service Providers (flowchart)

  15. Industry Specialist Mentoring for Australian Apprentices Guidelines

    Created: 20 March 2018

    Industry Specialist Mentoring for Australian Apprentices Guidelines

  16. Introduction to SEE factsheet

    Created: 30 April 2016  |  Last modified: 9 August 2019

    Fact Sheet for the Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program

  17. SEE brochure

    Created: 21 April 2015  |  Last modified: 31 May 2019

    A brochure on the Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program

  18. SEE eligibility criteria

    Created: 20 June 2017  |  Last modified: 31 May 2019

    Summary of eligibility criteria for the Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program

  19. SEE postcard

    Created: 21 April 2015  |  Last modified: 29 November 2016

    SEE postcard 

  20. SEE Programme Evaluation Report

    Created: 9 March 2016

    SEE Programme Evaluation Report

  21. SEE-AMEP Alignment Report

    Created: 9 March 2016

    SEE-AMEP Alignment Report

  22. Successful Program Outcome Case Studies

    Created: 30 April 2016  |  Last modified: 31 May 2019

    SEE Successful Program Outcome Case Studies