JobTrainer Funded Child Care Courses in Victoria… Am I Eligible?

There has never been a better time to study the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. Now, not only can you gain the skills to get you working in a meaningful and rewarding career, but you may also be eligible for Government Funding!

When choosing a course, it’s important to find out what you’ll have to pay, and if you can get any assistance with your fees. At Suzan Johnston Training Organisation, we understand it can be a bit overwhelming for prospective students to work out if they qualify for government funding. To help you, we’ve put together this article to make sense of it all.

There are currently two types of Government Funded Training available for eligible students: JobTrainer and Skills First.

This article will go through the key points of JobTrainer funding. To find out more about Skills First, please click here.

What is JobTrainer?

JobTrainer is an initiative from the State and Federal Governments to support young Australians or anyone who is unemployed. JobTrainer in Victoria provides free and low-cost training in industries and locations where there are skill shortages.

The goal of JobTrainer is to equip individuals with skills and qualifications in sectors that have anticipated high employment growth, such as Childcare. This means that by gaining JobTrainer funded qualifications in Childcare through our Training Organisation, your employment prospects will be boosted and you will be in demand.

The funding can only be accessed through selected TAFEs and RTOs (Registered Training Organisations) such as the Suzan Johnston Training Organisation. It’s important to note that places are strictly limited. Suzan Johnston Australia has been granted 35 JobTrainer places for 2021.

What Courses Are Covered by JobTrainer Funding?

JobTrainer funding is available to people enrolling in either of our:


No Upskilling Required!

Unlike other past government funding, the great news with JobTrainer funding is that you don’t have to be ‘upskilling’. This means you can hold a higher qualification and still access this funding! This is wonderful news for anyone considering a career change. Furthermore, the ‘two qualifications at a level in a lifetime’ limit also does not apply to JobTrainer eligibility.

This means that if you haven’t been eligible for government funding in the past, you may qualify for the JobTrainer funding initiative.

Do I Qualify for JobTrainer Funding?

To access JobTrainer funding, you will need to be an Australian/New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, and must be either:


Please note: To be eligible, you must not have commenced a full qualification under JobTrainer before.

How Much Will a JobTrainer Funded Child Care Course Cost Me?

JobTrainer funding allows eligible students to study a Child Care qualification at an extremely low cost. Our JobTrainer Government Funded Course fees are as follows:

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity! Chat with one of our consultants today to see if you are eligible for a JobTrainer funded child care course. Contact us now!