Victorian Skills First Programme

Skills First is a Victorian Government scheme that helps people access vocational education and training. If you are eligible, the government will contribute to the cost of your training.

To be eligible for subsidised training, you must be:
  • an Australian citizen, or
  • an Australian permanent resident, or
  • a New Zealand citizen.
Requirements:

You are eligible for subsidised training in 2020 if you are under 20 years old as of 1 January 2021.

If you are over 20 years old (As of 1st January in the year of commencement of training), you are only eligible for subsidised training for courses leading to a higher qualification than you already have. For example, if you have a Certificate III, you can’t do a subsidised Certificate III course.

Please refer to the individual course page for a clear breakdown of fees, or see our Schedule of Fees here.

Job Trainer Funding

As part of its Economic Response to COVID-19, the Australian Government is providing free or low-fee training courses across the nation. The Australian Government is partnering with state and territory governments to establish the $1 billion JobTrainer Fund. For more information click here.

To be eligible for subsidised training, you must be:
  • 17 to 24 years old when the course starts; or
  • A job seeker of any age.

And,
They must not have commenced a full qualification under JobTrainer before.

How it affects the course price:

Eligible students enrolling in a full course under JobTrainer will only be charged 20% of the standard course tuition fee. This is available until 31st December 2022.

This means if they are not eligible for skills first funding but eligible for Job trainer the fees would be:

If a student is still eligible for the Skills First Funding TIV will asses which option will be cheaper for the student.

Not Eligible For Funding?

If you are not eligible for fee subsidies you may still enrol in the qualification as a Full Fee Paying student.

Please contact us today for the best price. We have flexible payment options available so that finance is not a stumbling block for you to get your education.

Please refer to the individual course page for a clear breakdown of fees, or see our Schedule of Fees here.