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Funding Assistance for Local Students

Training services may be provided to Eligible Individuals with funds made available by the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments for the selected course.

If you are eligible the government will contribute to the cost of your training.

A Registered Training Organisation (RTO) can confirm your eligibility for funding assistance for a specific course. For an indication of your eligibility, you can use the Skills First Gate Way VTG Eligibility Indicator.

Am I eligible for a government-subsidised training place?

Generally, you are eligible for a government-subsidised training place if you are:

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

and are any of the following:

  • under 20 years of age
  • seeking to enrol in a Foundation Skills List course (and do not hold a Diploma or above qualification or are receiving core skills training in other sectors)
  • seeking to enrol in VCE or VCAL
  • seeking to enrol in an apprenticeship
  • 20 years and older and ‘up skilling’ by seeking to enrol in a course at a higher level than your existing qualification.

If you are enrolled at a school, you will not be able to receive a government-subsidised training place for a course through the Skill First Program, unless you are undertaking the course as part of a School-Based Apprenticeship or Traineeship. The Government supports schools in other ways to offer vocational training to their students, so you should discuss all your options with your school.



* This training may be delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding through the Skills First Program for eligible individuals. Commencing this course may impact your future entitlement to receive government-subsidised training. Individuals with disabilities and/or special needs are encouraged to apply. Fees apply.