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Funding Option: Skills First

Unlock Your Potential with Skills First Funding: Get the Training You Need to Succeed!


Skills First funding is a Victorian Government initiative that provides funding for eligible individuals to access vocational education and training (VET) courses. This funding aims to assist individuals to gain the skills and knowledge needed to get a job, progress in their career, or undertake further education and training. Skills First funding covers a range of courses and qualifications, from pre-apprenticeships to higher level diplomas and advanced diplomas. Funding is provided to registered training organisations (RTOs) who deliver these courses and qualifications to eligible individuals.

  • Eligibility Criteria

    Here are the eligibility criteria for the Skills First funding program:

    • You must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen with a Special Category Visa.
    • You must be aged 15 years or over and no longer enrolled in secondary school.
    • You must not have completed a qualification at the same level or higher than the course you are applying for.
    • You must meet the residency requirements of your state or territory.
    • You must meet any course-specific requirements, such as pre-requisites or work placement.


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