Can I get Government Funding for an Online Individual Support Course?

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Can you study a Cert 3 (Individual Support) online for free with Sage Education? The short answer is no, but that still doesn’t mean you have to pay large amounts of fees to provide personal care with Sage Education.

To become one of the proficient care workers who lend their time, effort, and compassion, it is paramount that you find the right course for you that doesn’t break the bank.

At Sage Education, shaping the next generation of support workers at an affordable price is our specialty.

Within our informative guide, we will explore our Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing or Disability), as well as the government funding that is available to you!

What is a Government Subsidy?

When you study with a registered training organisation such as Sage Education, you will become familiar with government subsidies.

Subsidies, in essence, are a form of financial help provided by your government.

Government subsidies help industries that are an integral part of the national infrastructure, such as the disability/aged care sector.

So, how will a government subsidy help you as you study to become a community care worker?

When you enroll with Sage Education, your subsidy will pay a partial amount of your tuition costs, making our revered Individual Support Course even more accessible!

What Type of Government Subsidy Can I Receive When Studying with Sage Education?

If you are eligible, you can study our entire course for only $225!

We are able to offer our course at such a low price because it is subsidised under the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program.

This program is aimed towards Certificate III qualifications because they are considered to be entry-level qualifications that are required to attain employment in several industries.

Fortunately, for those who provide person-centred care, you will receive a higher government subsidy. A higher subsidy depends on the importance that your government imbues upon your training. 

As a result of the importance of VET training for the healthcare sector, you will benefit most from a government subsidy.

A higher subsidy is also granted to inspire the participation of disadvantaged students (concessional learners). To see if you qualify as a concessional student, click here.

The Eligibility Criteria for a Certificate 3 Guarantee Program Subsidy

To help you find out if you are eligible to receive a government subsidy, we have crafted an eligibility criteria that you must meet:

– You must be at least 15 years old.

– You must permanently reside in Queensland.

– You must no longer be at school.

– You must be an Australian citizen, a New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident, or a temporary resident with the necessary work permits.

– You must not hold or already be enrolled in a Certificate III or higher qualification. This doesn’t include qualifications completed at school or foundation skills training.

Note: Current trainees need written approval from the Department to undertake training under the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program.

What is a Co-Contribution Fee?

When you peruse our fee structure, you will notice the phrase ‘(co-contribution)’ alongside the fees for our government-subsidised applicants.

If you are unfamiliar with co-contribution fees, they are simply a contribution to the cost of training and assessment services.

Students must pay this contribution if they are undertaking a Certificate III level vocational qualification. 

A Thorough Analysis of Our Fee Structure

Our CHC33015 Certificate III (recently updated to CHC33021) is an unexcelled individual support course that will cover a wealth of invaluable information.

To accompany our esteemed modules, we have a meticulously designed fee structure to help you on your way to providing matchless home and community care.

Government Subsidised Applicants

Concessional students must pay $15 per unit. After the successful completion of all 15 modules, this will amount to $225.

However, for non-concessional students, the fees are a little more expensive. Non-concessional students must pay $20 per unit, which will amount to $300 after the course is completed.

In order to promote accessibility, these fees may be paid in instalments.

Fee-Paying Applicants

For the students who aren’t eligible for a government subsidy, there are two fees you must pay in order to start our Certificate III in Individual Support course.

You must pay an application fee of $160, which is non-refundable once the course starts.

You must also pay a training fee of $3590, making your total amount of fees to pay $3750.

Available Payment Plans

Our first payment plan entails three instalments of $1150, whereby the first instalment is paid once the course starts. The remaining instalments must be paid by the sixth week of the course (this is around the time that you will learn how to recognise healthy body systems).

This option is popular amongst our students because when you opt for this payment plan, you will get $300 off your tuition costs!

Our second payment plan is perfect for those who would like to divide their required fees over a longer period.

By opting for this payment plan, you must pay $550 at the start of the course, which is then followed by fifteen weekly payments of $213.

Note: an additional 1.9% surcharge applies for each direct debit payment. 

Our Certificate III in Individual Support: Government-Funded, Online, and Accessible

Now that we have covered what a government subsidy is and what type is accessible to you when you study with Sage Education, it is essential to know what your tuition fees are paying for.

Our Certificate III in Individual Support course combines the practical knowledge of face-to-face learning with the accessibility of online teaching.

Perfect for those who are new to the healthcare industry, you will learn how to work with diverse people and how to tend to a range of differing needs whilst maintaining empathy, attentiveness, and, above all, professionalism.

Additionally, you will also learn how to follow safe work practices for direct client care, regardless of whether you wish to provide residential care or home care.

Teaching you how to provide personalised care is the primary goal of our course, but you must also know how to work legally and ethically – this is just another element of healthcare that we cover!

In addition to our invaluable modules, you will be granted the opportunity to put your newfound skills into practice! We shall organise 120 hours of work placement so that you can acquire real-life experience and gain further insights into your role, responsibilities, and duties.

Enrol with Sage Education

Now that you are familiar with the financial aspects of our Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing or Disability) course, it is time to embark on a transformative journey of education! 

Having provided unsurpassable education for the past twenty-five years, we know a thing or two about shaping the careers of successful graduates. 

When you study with Sage Education, you will gain access to an abundance of specialised knowledge, practical training, and connections to the top employers in the healthcare industry! 

Not only will we give you the ability to empower, encourage, and enhance the lives of your clients, but you will also learn the key skills to thrive in your dream career!  

We cater to individuals who are new to the industry, as well as experienced individuals who want to take their education to the next level! 

To learn more about our Certificate III in Individual Support course, why not read through our detailed walkthrough

If you still have some inquiries that we can shed some light on, don’t hesitate to get in touch!

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