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Want a tech qualification that will change your life?

Good news, South Australia. Your fees have been paid for.
Forte is in partnership with the South Australian Government to give 150 talented South Australians a leg up into one of the state's most exciting industries. We’re here to help you build a meaningful career in the tech sector.

We work alongside a number of training providers including Generation Australia, General Assembly, _nology and 42 Adelaide. You can learn more about Forte here and read about why we exist in this Australian Financial Review article.

The Forte Tech Program involves approximately 3 months of full-time training to build your tech skills followed by career development to help you land a great job in tech (e.g. intros to employers, crafting your profile, one-on-one coaching). This is delivered remotely, so you can work from home.

You’ll receive top-quality training, hands-on project experience and ongoing support to help you land your first role in fields like Data Analytics, Software Development and Cloud Computing. These fields offer good salaries, flexibility and the skills of tomorrow... and training won't cost you a thing.

We're looking for talented people from diverse backgrounds who are eager to break into the industries of the future.

Whether it’s hospitality, retail, law, engineering, VET graduates or re-entering the workforce after raising a family: we have a broad range of students in the Forte Tech Program who have each had a different path into tech.

We look for a genuine motivation to build your career and develop your tech skills. We look for your potential, not your starting point.

We are currently accepting applications for our 2023 intake

What training programs are offered in 2023? 
Cloud Computing | 21st February - 9th June
Salesforce Development | 7th March - 16th June
Web Development | 14th March - 30th June 2023
Data Analytics | 14th March - 9th June 2023
Software Engineering | 3 April - 29 June 2023
Cybersecurity (syllabus and start date TBD)

Eligibility Criteria

Places in our South Australian program are open to:

  1. Women (of any age)
  2. Young people (ages 18-24)
  3. Indigenous Australians (of any age)
  4. People living with a disability (of any age)

You also need to meet the following criteria:

  1. You must be a resident of South Australia
  2. You must be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia
  3. You must not currently work full-time in a tech company in a technical position (e.g. web design, development, or data science)

Forte Scholarships are awarded on the basis of talent and need and we strongly encourage people who are unemployed to apply.

Why do these eligibility criteria exist? Forte wants to to support talented people (like yourself!) to build a career in tech. We know that too often there are barriers with accessing high-quality education and career opportunities, which really shouldn’t exist.

We hope to empower people who have been underrepresented in the tech sector.

The Application Process

1. Complete the form on this page (this will only take a couple of minutes)
This is so we can make sure that you're eligible for the Forte Tech Program

Chat to a Forte team member
We'll give you a call to confirm your motivations, eligibility and answer any questions you might have!

Choose your training program
Submit your course preference based on what is the best fit for the career you hope to build and we'll refer you onto the training provider

4. Complete the training provider assessment
This will involve a short chat about the training program and a homework assignment to give you a taste of the type of work you'll be doing (to make sure it's a great fit for you and work you enjoy)

5. Officially become a Forte-funded student
Once you've been invited to enrol into the training program, we will extend you an offer for the Forte Tech Program, which means we will fund your training - there's no cost to you.

This process typically takes 2 to 3 weeks in total, but we'll keep in touch throughout and be available if you have any questions.

Want to learn more? Come along to one of our events!

Break Into Software Engineering with General Assembly
When? Wednesday 15th February from 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Where? Stone & Chalk (at Lot Fourteen), Adelaide SA
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What is Salesforce Development?
Friday 17th February 11:30am - 12:30pm (SA time)
Where? Online
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Get Into Tech (+ Eat Pizza!) with Generation Australia
When? Tuesday 21st February, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Where? The Lights Community & Sports Centre, Lightsview SA
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