2017 Skills First Victorian Funding


Skills First is funded by Higher Education and Skills Group and is making vocational education and training more accessible to people who do not hold a post-school qualification, or who want to achieve a higher level qualification than they hold now. Only a handfull of private RTOs have secured a Skills First contract in 2017. To be eligible for the subsidy, you need to be a Victorian resident and meet the following criteria:

Meet one of the following citizen/residecy status:

  • An Australian citizen
  • An Australian Permanent Resident (holder of a permanent visa)
  • A New Zealand citizen

Are you any of the following:

  • a young person under 20 years on 1 January 2017; or
  • 20 years and older and ‘up-skilling’ by seeking to enroll in a course at a higher level than existing qualification
  • Seeking to enroll in an approved Foundations Skills List course or seeking to enroll in an apprenticeship.

Please note that as at 25th November 2013, secondary school students (excluding School Based Apprentices and Trainees) are not eligible for training under the Victorian Training Guarantee. This includes students enrolled in any government, non-government, independent, Catholic or home school.

In 2017 you are eligible to begin two government subsidized courses as long as you are not doing any more than two government subsidised courses at a time. (These limits may not apply to Apprenticeships). You can only begin up to two government subsidised courses at the same qualification level (other than Foundation Skills) in your lifetime, regardless of whether you complete them. There is no lifetime limit on the number of foundation skills courses you can begin.

For further information, go to www.education.vic.gov.au


Training out Vet Fee Help students

VET FEE-HELP is a student loan scheme for the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector that is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). VET FEE-HELP ended on the 31st of December 2016 and was replaced by the Vet Student Loan scheme for approved providers. The information below is your completing VET FEE HELP students

  • BSB50415 Diploma of Business Administration
  • BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management
  • BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management
  • CHC60315 Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management
  • CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
  • CHC50213 Diploma of School Age Education and Care

KAL Training Vet Fee Help information documents

Vet FEE-HELP 2016 Schedules and Census Dates

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