GEM College of International Business

Youth Allowance, Austudy and Abstudy

Government Funding

  • Government Funding Available
  • Traineeships and Apprenticeships Funding


Eligibility Criteria

You will be eligible for a government funded training place if, at the time of enrolment, you either reside or work in South Australia, and you are:

  • An Australian or New Zealand citizen; or
  • A permanent Australian resident; or
  • The holder of a state sponsored visa on a pathway to permanent residency


  • Aged 16 years or over and not enrolled in school; or
  • An apprentice or trainee

What government funded training is available to you?

The number and type of government funded training courses available to each student will depend on their jurisdiction, and different government programs offered from time to time.  Check with your local campus as to what may be available in your jurisdiction. 

Australian citizens attending GEM College of International Business may apply for Austudy and Abstudy payments from Centrelink, or for traineeships or apprenticeships, where the trainees themselves are eligible.

Eligibility for payments by Centrelink is ascertained by the Australian Government.

To be eligible for Centrelink payments, nationally accredited courses of 6 and 12 months require 20 hours of contact time per week, and a 24 month course requires a minimum contact time of 12 hours per week.

Thus Youth Allowance, Austudy and/or Abstudy eligibility is not an issue, with GEM College of International Business, provided the trainee is eligible.

For more information contact us or click here to enrol now.