Skills First Funding explained
Customised Training is contracted as a provider of Victorian Government subsidised training. Funding is provided through Higher Education and Skills Group—Skills First Funding.
Skills First Funding is making vocational education and training more accessible to people who do not hold a formal qualification, or who want to gain a higher level qualification. Maximise the funding available to upgrade your existing skills or gain new skills to assist you in getting the job you want!
Am I eligible for Skills First Funding?
At Customised Training we have dedicated Course Advisors who are ready to assist you in identifying your eligibility for Skills First Funding. As a general guide we have summarised the eligibility criteria.
All applicants must be an Australian Citizen or permanent resident of Australia
(or New Zealand Citizen) and if you are aged:
You may be eligible to receive Government Funding for any qualification you wish to complete, regardless of qualification already held. This funding can be used in conjunction with a traineeship, providing eligibility rules for traineeships are met.
You can receive Government Funding for any qualification you wish to complete as long as you do not hold an equal level or higher level qualification. This funding can be used in conjunction with a traineeship, providing eligibility rules for traineeships are met.
Concession rates are available, subject to eligibility criteria. Please contact our office for further information.
Students registered with an Employment Provider
If you are registered with an Employment Service Provider (ESP), formerly known as a job network, you may be eligible for a waiver of your fees. This also applies to students who are participants in the Commonwealth Government’s Community Development Employment Program and/or Access Program. These students need to provide Customised Training with a referral form from their ESP at time of enrolment. If you have any queries, please contact a Course Advisor.
All training conducted through Skills First Funding is delivered with funding made available by Commonwealth and Victorian Governments.
For further information on government funding, visit www.skills.vic.gov.au