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Regional Education and Skills Program

A BHP funded initiative launched to support skills development in regional Australia

BHP Funded Online Courses

Receive career-oriented skills training, extensive student support, and pursue professional development at your own pace. As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), Applied Education's qualifications and skill sets are nationally recognised and highly regarded by industry professionals.

Approved candidates are eligible for funding of up to $15,000 plus a grant of up to $1,000 to support the purchase of study tools. All our nationally recognised courses are approved for this Program, including:

FNS30322
Certificate III in Accounts Administration

Nationally Recognised Training

Prepare for a career in accounts administration or an entry-level bookkeeping function within your organisation.


Instant Access
Includes digital learning material,
bonus upskill courses & dedicated support
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$1550

FNS40222 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

Nationally Recognised Training

Begin your career as a professional bookkeeper, BAS agent or payroll officer with this TPB-approved BAS agent course.


Instant Access
Includes digital learning material,
bonus upskill courses & dedicated support
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$2190

FNS50422
Diploma of Payroll Services

Nationally Recognised Training

Take your payroll skills to the next level. Latest industry training for specialised payroll skills and compliance knowledge.


Instant Access
Includes digital learning material,
bonus upskill courses & dedicated support
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$2690

Not sure which course is right for you? Completed prior units and may be eligible for credits? Call us on 1800 678 073 for a consultation with a course coordinator.

About the Program

The Regional Education and Skills Program is a BHP funded initiative to support skills development in regional Australia.

The program provides funding for eligible students towards the tuition fees for university and VET courses.

In order to be eligible for this Program, the applicant must:

  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be living or working in the following regions.
    • WA - Pilbara or Goldfields
    • SA - Upper Spencer Gulf and Roxby Downs
    • NSW – Upper Hunter
    • QLD – Bowen Basin and Mackay

If the applicant only works in one of these regions, he/she must live within 150km of the region.

Applications for funding will be assess on:

  • Course type - our nationally recognised qualifications and skill sets s are all approved for this funding;
  • Industry area of study - our courses are the latest training packages in business and finance.
  • Purpose and contribution - demonstration that the course supports career progression and local community needs.

For nationally recognised training courses, including Certificates, Diplomas and Skill Sets, eligible students can receive up to $15,000 toward tuition fees and $1,000 to purchase study tools. 

Students must be prepared to enrol in their course of choice in 2023. After you submit an application for the Program, the Future of Work Team will determine if your application is successful, at which point you will get confirmation on the amount of funding you are eligible for.

Apply now at https://www.regionalfutureofwork.com/short-courses

Key Benefits of Studying at Applied Education

  • Bookkeeping Experts

    Training experts since 1999

  • PDF Resources

    Australian written course material

  • Amazing Support

    Expert trainers and passionate support

  • Online Video Tutorials

    Hundreds of tutorials covering key learning concepts

Accreditation & Industry Partners

As a Registered Training Organisation (ID 52240), we comply with the government’s strict quality and consistency standards. We conduct regular audits to ensure we keep this accreditation and deliver the level of training you deserve.

Nationally Recognised Training - FNS30322 Certificate III in Accounts Administration, FNS40222 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping and FNS50422 Diploma of Payroll Services are recognised in all states and territories of Australia.

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