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Government-funded Fitness Courses – Do You Qualify?

Here’s proof that sometimes even brilliant things can get better! Not only does Sage Institute of Fitness offer some of the industry’s most exciting, ground-breaking personal training courses, but eligible students at Sage may also qualify for State or Federal funding.  In this article, we break down the eligibility criteria for you so you can easily understand if you qualify.

Government funding – common questions

First of all, let’s deal with some of the most commonly asked questions regarding eligibility. These include:

  • Does my age matter?
  • Do I have to study full-time or part-time to receive government funding?
  • Will it matter if I have a previous qualification?
  • How much money do I save with government funding?

 Who can receive government funding?

Put simply, if the following criteria apply to you, it’s highly likely that you will be eligible to receive government funding for your Sage Institute of Fitness course.

  • You are a permanent resident or an Australian or New Zealand citizen (appropriate identification required)
  • You haven’t completed any prior qualifications

How does government funding work?

You may receive assistance with government funding for your fitness course from either the State or Federal Government. For example, Higher Education Skills Group (HESG) provides funding assistance to eligible individuals studying in Victoria. You can discuss these issues with our friendly career advisers, who can help you work out which is the best avenue for you. 

Government Funded Fitness Courses from Sage Institute of Fitness

Is it complicated?

Obtaining government funding is easy! In fact, we do all the work for you. All you have to do is give us a call to arrange a quick chat with our expert career advisers – and we’ll do the rest.  No stress, no dramas, no headaches…simple!

Is there an age limit on government funding to study fitness?

There is no age limit on funding at Sage Institute. This is a bonus for people that are keen to make a career change, or for mature age students wishing to apply to Sage Institute of Fitness.

I want to study part-time. Can I still receive government funding?

Of course! It doesn’t matter if you are studying full-time or part-time for any of our fitness courses, just as long as you meet the requisite criteria.

What if I already have a tertiary qualification?

If you are an Australian citizen and you have already received a qualification you may not be able to receive assistance with funding. However, you are still more than welcome to study at Sage Institute of Fitness.  Please remember that you are always welcome to discuss these issues with our career advisors and they can help you find the appropriate course for you.

How much of the course fees would I actually have covered by government funding?

At Sage Institute, we offer several flexible payment options as we realise that everyone’s situation is different and it’s important to choose the right option for you. With the first option, there is a lesser upfront payment, the second option allows payment plan over several months. Call our career advisors to discuss the options available and work out the right option for you.

How do I know which payment plan to choose?

Choose whichever plan suits you best – there is no right or wrong. It’s imply a case of whichever option suits you the best and fits with your financial circumstances.  If you’re really not sure what the pros and cons are just give one of our career advisors a call, they’d be more than happy to discuss this with you.

I have a valid concession – does that help me?

Individuals with a valid concession you may be able to receive further government funding for assistance with their fitness course fees.

Sounds good? Government assistance certainly is a wonderful thing! So call us today and make an appointment with one of our friendly career advisors. There could be nothing stopping you from making a start on a sensational new career full of fun and fitness – complete with government funding assistance!

Sage Institute of Fitness – it’s more than a job, it’s a rewarding career!

Vicki Tuchtan

Vicki Tuchtan

Vicki Tuchtan is the Academic Director at Sage Institute of Education. She oversees learning processes, teaching outcomes, resources and course development. A passionate advocate for bettering standards of training in Australia, she is currently writing her PhD thesis on defining quality training in the Australian vocational education sector.
Vicki Tuchtan

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