State Funding - NSW

Entitlement Apprenticeships and Traineeships Qualifications Program

The Entitlement Apprenticeships and Traineeships Qualifications Program provides essential financial support within the framework of vocational education. This program aims to remove financial barriers for eligible students pursuing apprenticeships and traineeships, enabling them to gain valuable skills and hands-on experience in their chosen fields.

What is EAT Program Funding?

And how does it work?

The Entitlement Apprenticeships and Traineeships Qualifications Program operates by granting eligible students access to funding for approved apprenticeship and traineeship programs. These programs encompass practical training and education in various industries. Eligible participants can receive financial assistance to cover the costs associated with their training, ensuring that they can fully engage in skill development and contribute effectively to the workforce.

Funding Eligibility

A person who is eligible to receive Subsidised Training under the EAT program is a person who:

  • at the time of commencement of training is a NSW Apprentice or New Entrant Trainee with an approved Training Contract in NSW, and
  • is undertaking a qualification that is on the NSW Skills List, and
  • has the qualification being undertaken shown on their Training Contract, and
  • has the Provider, who is approved to deliver training in the qualification under the EAT program, shown on the Training Contract

The Following Qualifications Types (either EAT- Entitlement Traineeship, EAT- Entitlement Apprenticeships or SBAT- School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships) are offered in the following regions in NSW

Capital Region, Central Coast, Central West, Coffs Harbour – Grafton, Far West and Orana, Hunter Valley excl Newcastle, Illawarra, Mid North Coast, Murray, New England and North West, Newcastle and Lake Macquarie, Richmond – Tweed, Riverina, Southern Highlands and Shoalhaven & Sydney.

Contact us today to check your eligibility for this and other funding.


Courses funded by EAT Program



Course Category



Certificate III in Civil Construction


Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology


Certificate III in Carpentry


Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations

Cert III in Driving Operations

Certificate III in Driving Operations

Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)

Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

Certificate III in Supply Chain Operations

Certificate III in Supply Chain Operations

Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations

Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations

Cert IV Supply Chain Operations

Certificate IV in Supply Chain Operations

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Heavy Vehicle Mechanic Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Certificate III In Engineering- Fabrication

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade


Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade

Cert III in Individual Support

Certificate III in Individual Support

Cert III in Painting and Decorating

Certificate III in Painting & Decorating

Certificate IV in Building & Construction

Certificate IV in Building & Construction


Certificate IV in Civil Construction Supervison

Cert IV in Engineering

Certificate IV in Engineering


Certificate III in Engineering - Fixed and Mobile Plant Mechanic


Certificate III in Automotive Sales (Parts Interpreting)


Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology

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About EAT Program Funding

How To Apply

Check out our range of courses and contact us to arrange an obligation-free training needs analysis and assistance through the application process. During the application process, you will need to provide evidence of eligibility, we can also assist you during this step.

For more information or to enrol please contact us 1300 790822.

Useful Links

If you are looking for more information about the Smart & Skilled Funding program then check out the following useful links:

Smart and Skilled website.

NSW Vocational Education & Training

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