Anyone looking to complete a course this year should explore the Government funded Productivity Places Program. it is for both job seekers and employees. It does not seem to be means tested. Check out the courses available and the Registered Training Organisations in your area. Courses can be done either online or face-to-face or both. It is extremely flexible to suit parents! I recently signed up to complete a training course. The course would have normally cost me $3,500. Instead it is costing me $400 through the Productivity Places Program.
Look at the following website: http://www.deewr.gov.au/Skills/ProductivityPlaces/Pages/default.aspx