Nearly all of the full qualifications we currently offer have government funding available. If you are eligible for a government subsidised place, it can cover the majority, if not all of your course costs. under the Skills First Program.
If you are eligible the Government will contribute to the cost of training. Click here if you would like to do the online eligibility or if you prefer you can call or email for further course information.
If you choose to enrol in a Dual qualification it will count as 2 funded places and as 2 Certificate IV enrolments, you will not be able to enrol in another funded Certificate IV course in your lifetime.
Your government funded enrollment is not confirmed until week 3, until you have had a chance to trial the course. At enrolment, a Driver's license or passport and a Medicare card (or Australian/NZ passport) is required if you wish to access funding. Bring any prior certificates for any course you may have completed.
Generally, you are eligible for a government-subsidised training place if you are:
and are any of the following:
If you are enrolled at a school, you will not be able to receive a government-subsidised training place, unless you are undertaking the course as part of a School-Based Apprenticeship or Traineeship.
DETERMINING AN INDIVIDUAL’S ELIGIBILITY FOR THE SKILLS FIRST PROGRAM
The eligibility criteria for the Entitlement to Funded Training are outlined in Clause 2 of Schedule 1 of the VET Funding Contract. The following information is provided to assist the Training Provider in determining an individual’s eligibility, specifically with regard to:
the ‘upskilling’ requirement;
the ‘2 in a year’ limitation;
the ‘2 at a time’ limitation;
the ‘2 at level’ limitation;
accredited courses with the title ‘Course in…’; and
courses on the Foundation Skills List.
Upskilling: determining prior completed qualification for the purpose of eligibility.
You are eligible to commence a maximum of two subsidised courses at the same qualification level in your lifetime. This restriction applies whether or not you complete the courses. For example, this means if you have already commenced two courses at the Certificate III level, you may only commence courses at the Certificate IV level (or above).
More information about funding, what courses are funded and which RTOs are contracted to deliver funding can be found here.