What is government-funded training?
Government funding supports students by subsidising their tuition fees. Schemes differ from state to state, and students are mandatory to meet eligibility requirements.
The courses that get subsidised also ensure to be the ones that are popular. This is because governments fund courses to meet skills shortages or occasionally to make for a rise in occupations in that area.
A country with a skilled workforce has a lot of compensation, so both state and federal governments work hard to make reasonable training available to everyone. They do this by subsidiary students only if funding for courses.
How to Get Government Funding for a Course
When deciding on what course you’d like to enroll in, naturally you’ll want to know how much it costs and whether it’s subsidised.
At Skilled Up we provide a range of funding and payment options for our aged care, Education support, building and construction, and early childhood education and care courses. The type of funding will depend on the course and the state you’ll be studying in.
Government funding in Victoria
In most cases you will be eligible for Skills First funding if you:
- Are present in Victoria to undertake the qualification; and
- Are an Australian citizen, permanent resident of New Zealand citizen; and
- Only commence a maximum of 2 government subsidised courses in a year; and
- Only undertake a maximum of 2 government subsidised courses at any one time; and
- Only commence a maximum of 2 government subsidised courses at the same level within the AQF in your lifetime; and
- Meet one of the following requirements:
- Are under 20 years of age; or
Are over 20 and ‘upskilling’ by enrolling in a course at a higher level than your existing qualifications
What funded courses can I study at Skilled Up?
- Early Childhood Education and Care
- Building and construction
- Education Support
- Certificate IV in School-Based Education Support
Skills First allows eligible VIC students to enrol in subsidised qualifications from Certificate I through to an Advanced Diploma.