Training for School Based Students

South Australian school students can sign up to a Training Guarantee while they are still at school. As part of their South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), or equivalent senior secondary certificate, they can put themselves on a pathway to a job or trade.

The Training Guarantee for SACE students enables students to start training for their Certificate III pathway at school. They’ll earn credits towards their VET qualification and SACE (or equivalent), and complete work placement for on the job training. Course fees for TGSS Approved Certificate II qualifications are fully subsidised under the Government of South Australia’s WorkReady initiative. Students will need to pay some course fees towards Certificate III qualifications and pay incidental fees for personal items such as tools, clothing or other training materials and police check or DCSI clearance.

Please refer the South Australia Police website for fees associated the police check by clicking here.

For DSCI clearance associated fees, please check South Australia Government Department of Human Services Screening units by clicking here.


What is the eligibility criteria for the Training Guarantee?

To be eligible for the Training Guarantee, you must be:

  • Either an Australian citizen, an Australian Permanent Resident, a New Zealand citizen living in South Australia, or an eligible Visa holder
  • Currently residing in South Australia
  • Attending a South Australia secondary school
  • 16 years or over, and
  • enrolled in SACE (or equivalent) at school and already completing, or have completed, VET or work placement that is related to your pathway.


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You are guaranteed a funded place at a Training Provider when you leave school if you:

  • complete the SACE (or equivalent), including at least 210 nominal hours of nationally accredited VET plus 140 hours of relevant work placement, and
  • plan to complete a Certificate III (or higher) at a Training Provider, and
  • do not plan to take a break or ‘gap year’ after finishing school.


TGSS is not available to students who are employed under a training contract as part of a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship.

Queensford College uses the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) to identify the learners Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) levels upon enrolment.


What qualifications are TGSS approved?

TGSS Approved Qualifications
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)
CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

To check the criteria for the Subsidised Training List, please click here.


How can students start a Training Guarantee pathway?

If students are already enrolled at school then they should firstly, speak to their school’s career counsellor or VET coordinator to ensure they meet all the eligibility criteria. Then secondly, the school and the Training Provider will draw up a formal Education and Training Plan with the students. The student’s parent/guardian will also need to agree to this.



For more information on TGSS, please visit the Government of South Australia Department of Industry and Skills website here.

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