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Extra $3.2m to boost support for vocational education and training

20 August 2021

A new funding model, backed by a $3.2 million investment, will help government schools to support their students into industry endorsed Vocational Education and Training (VET).

Under the new arrangement, government schools will receive top-up funding of $300 for each student, or $600 for each eligible student with a School Card, enrolled in a VET qualification as part of a Flexible Industry Pathway (FIP).

The money will go direct to the school to support them with implementation of the VET for School Students policy.

An access fund will also be available upon application to help schools cover the costs of transport, accommodation, and other barriers to access and equity.

This funding to schools is in addition to the subsidies that the Department for Industry and Skills (DIS) provides to Registered Training Organisations (RTO) for VET qualifications in a Flexible Industry Pathway. 

Schools will also receive a once-per-year payment of $300 for each eligible student with a School Card pursuing VET courses delivered outside a FIP, such as Skills Clusters through Stackable VET.

Find out more at pathways to further education and employment.