Government-Funded Training

The Victoria Training Guarantee and Skills First

Vocational education and training is a great way to gain a Nationally Recognised Qualification that will improve your ability to enter the workforce or enhance your career or job prospects.

The Victorian Training Guarantee and Skills First is making training more accessible to people who do not have a post-school qualification, or who want to gain a higher level qualification than they already hold.

The Victorian Training Guarantee and Skills First entitles eligible students to a government subsidised place through one of Victoria’s many Accredited Training Institutes or private Registered Training Organisations.

Am I eligible for the Victorian Training Guarantee and Skills First?

You could be eligible for funding if you are any one of the following:

  • An Australian Citizen
  • A New Zealand Citizen
  • A holder of a Permanent Visa
  • An Asylum Seeker
  • Victim of Human Trafficking
  • Retrenched Worker

And any of the points below:

  • A young person under 20 years (as at 1st January in year of commencement)
  • An applicant seeking a higher qualification than the highest qualification already held in Australia
  • You have not enrolled in more than two Victorian Government Subsidised courses in any one year or currently undertaking more than two courses
  • You have not commenced two or more Victorian Government Subsidised courses at the same level of the qualification for which you would like to now apply.

To be eligible for a Certificate course you must have:

  • Citizenship / Residency ID (for example, this may consist of one of the following):
    • Current Medicare Card
    • Australian Birth Certificate (full certificate, not an extract)
    • Current Australian Passport or New Zealand Passport
  • And Proof of Age (for example, this may consist of one of the following):
    • Current Driver’s Licence
    • Current Learner’s Permit
    • Proof of Age Card
    • ‘KeyPass’ Card
    • Australian Birth Certificate (full certificate, not an extract)

Please note: To be eligible for a heavy vehicle truck licence, you must hold a current and valid driver’s licence.

Check your eligibility now with the Eligibility Checker!

For more information on the Skills First initiative visit the Skills First website.


FAQ

What are the fees?

In 2017, the Victorian Government will help cover the cost of training in a government subsidised place. You may still be required to cover some of the cost by paying tuition fees.

Can you get assistance with paying fees?

Concessions are available for study at Certificate III level for Health Care, Pension, Veteran’s Gold Card holders, or indigenous students studying in a government subsidised place.

What if I want to study but don’t meet eligibility?

You can still study at your choice of training provider if places are available, but you may not be able to access a government subsidised tuition fee.

Please contact Journey Management Group with any inquiries, or take a look at our courses for more information.