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Did you know there is Government funding for stay at home mums to study online?

 Ready to hit the books and expand your horizons on your terms? Government funding for stay at home mums in Australia can be the key that opens the doors of online study for you.

When you become a mum, sometimes your career priorities change. Maybe you’re looking for work from home options, but the career you’ve chosen doesn’t lend itself to flexible opportunities. That might mean you must make the tough decision to change direction and re-train.

Studying online can unearth new career pathways for stay at home mums unable to spend hours in class each week. This flexibility gives you the power to tackle new learning opportunities and challenges while taking care of the everyday facets of family life.

Here’s a breakdown of what government funding stay-at-home mums are eligible for based on where you live.

ACT Funding – Skilled Capital

To be eligible you need to:

  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, resident or humanitarian visa holder
  • live or work in the Australian Capital Territory
  • be 15 years or older
  • have left school
  • not be completing another Skilled Capital qualification

 There are 33 online options available for Skilled Capital funding, including online accounting and business courses.

NSW Funding – Smart and Skilled

 To be eligible you need to:

  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, resident or humanitarian visa holder
  • live or work in New South Wales
  • be 15 years or older
  • have left school

There is NSW funding for online study available for 143 courses, ranging from health courses and building and construction to retail and business and accounting.

QLD Funding – Several Programs

 There are three higher education programs in Queensland: Certificate III Funding, Higher Level Skills and Fee Free Training.

 Certificate III Guarantee

 To be eligible you need to:

  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, resident or humanitarian visa holder
  • live or work in Queensland
  • be 15 years or older
  • have left school
  • not have previously enrolled in a certificate II level or higher qualification

The QLD Certificate III Guarantee program for online study covers 16 approved courses, with options in education, business and accounting, community services and more.

Higher Level Skills

To be eligible you need to:

  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, resident or humanitarian visa holder
  • live or work in Queensland
  • be 15 years or older
  • have left school
  • not have previously enrolled in a certificate IV level or higher qualification

The QLD Certificate III Guarantee program for online study covers 17 approved courses, with options in health, agriculture and sport, fitness and recreation and more.

Fee Free Training

To be eligible you need to:

  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, resident or humanitarian visa holder
  • live in Queensland
  • have completed Year 12 in Queensland
  • hold a Senior Statement issued by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority or equivalent certification

QLD’s Fee Free Training is available for 5 courses, including hospitality, education and community services.

SA Funding – Work Ready

 To be eligible you need to:

  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, resident or humanitarian visa holder
  • live in South Australia
  • be 16 years or older
  • be currently enrolled in school

The SA Work Ready program includes 8 courses, with options in education, design and multimedia, information technology and more.

WA Funding – Jobs and Skills

To be eligible you need to:

  • be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or spouse of the primary holder of a visa subclass 457
  • live in Western Australia
  • have left school

WA’s Jobs and Skills program encompasses 43 games, ranging from sales and business and accounting to community services and design and multimedia.

If you’re ready to study online, there could be government funding for stay-at-home mums no matter where in Australia you call home. See if you qualify today and get the help you need to study on your own terms.

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