SA Subsidised Training

Subsidised training provides the opportunity to respond to growing demand, deliver high quality training and provide more choice for school leavers, young people and jobseekers.

AIE Adelaide Campus is approved to provide subsidised training services to eligible students.

Applicants wishing to apply for a subsidised training place must meet the eligibility criteria.

Who is Eligible?

A student may be eligible for a subsidised training place if they live or work in South Australia, and:

  • Are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or
  • Are a permanent Australian resident, or
  • Hold a state sponsored visa on a pathway to permanency residency (see eligible visa types)

And are:

  • 16 years or over and not enrolled at school.

For further information to check your eligibility, please see

Career courses include:

Introductory courses include:

Tuition Fees

You can see the full student tuition fees on the individual course page (see the links to courses above). The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

The funding that is available is not a cash payment made to students, this subsidy will reduce your Tuition Fees with AIE upon successful completion of your studies. The subsidy will not cover all the Tuition Fees, but it will cover a proportion of your fees. For the fees not covered, you can either apply for a VET Student Loan or a Payment Plan – those looking to apply for a VET Student Loan to cover the remaining fees will still be liable for any additional loan fees as per the VSL guidelines.

Subsidy rates may change from time to time at the Minister’s discretion hence AIE will not be held responsible for unpaid Tuition Fees. For further information in regard to the subsidy and amounts, please contact the Adelaide Campus at or on (08) 7325 6300.