Fee Free Beauty Training under Jobtrainer

As part of the Australian Governments post COVID strategy, Jobtrainer has been introduced to assist both young people and job seekers into the workforce for no cost or low cost.

Here at Gold Coast Beauty College we are an approved training provider under the Jobtrainer plan and can now offer FEE FREE Beauty Qualifications to eligible participants. You do not need to be unemployed to participate if you meet the eligibility criteria, if fact if you are 17-24 you are eligible regardless of employment status.

It’s also interesting to note that a job seeker can be defined as anyone in receipt of a income support payment. Government Income Support payments are defined as:

An income support payment is a regular payment that helps you with living costs.

The type of income support payment you may get depends on your circumstances.

Centrelink income support payments

The following payments are income support payments:

  • Age Pension, you may get this if you’re 66 or older
  • Austudy, you may get this if you’re 25 or older and studying or an Australian Apprentice
  • Carer Payment, you may get this if you care for someone who has a severe disability, illness, or is frail aged
  • Disability Support Pension, you may get this if you have a permanent physical, intellectual or psychiatric condition that stops you working
  • JobSeeker Payment, you may get this if you’re between 22 and Age Pension age and looking for work
  • Parenting Payment, you may get this if you’re the main carer of a young child
  • Special Benefit, you may get this if you’re not eligible for any other income support from us.

The following allowances are income support payments:

  • Farm Household Allowance, you may get this if you’re a farming family in financial hardship
  • Youth Allowance you may get this if you’re 24 or younger and a student or Australian Apprentice, or 21 or younger and looking for work.

Partner Allowance and Widow Allowance, which are closed to new claims, are also income support payments.

Who is eligible to undertake JobTrainer training?

To be eligible to enrol in a training place funded under JobTrainer, prospective students must:

  • permanently reside in Queensland, and
  • be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen, and
  • have finished school or no longer be at school (including home schooled), and
  • not already be enrolled in training (includes VET and higher education courses), and
  • not have previously completed a qualification funded under the JobTrainer Fund, and
  • either be a job seeker or a school leaver or young person.

In addition to the above eligibility requirements, specific restrictions and/or exemptions may apply to participate in certain subsidised qualifications or short courses, which will be based on industry advice or requirements under the relevant national training package and will be detailed in the JobTrainer priority course list.

What is the definition of a job seeker?

A job seeker means an individual aged 15 years or older who is:

  • out of work, or
  • in receipt of income support payments.

What is the definition of a school leaver or young person?

A school leaver or young person means an individual who is aged 17 to 24 years, regardless of employment status.

Can students enrol in more than one short course or qualification?

Students may only complete one qualification funded under JobTrainer but may undertake multiple short courses. Students cannot be enrolled in more than one short course or qualification at a time.

Prospective students who have previously completed a qualification are still eligible to enrol in a subsidised training place as Jobtrainer offers people a chance to retrain and gain new skills and qualifications.

To view our Certificate III in Beauty Services funded under JobTrainer please visit our Jobtrainer page

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