Fees information and eligibility
The Victorian Government’s Guidelines about fees apply to all Victorian Government subsidised courses, including apprenticeships, traineeships, and courses delivered through distance education. Separate fees and conditions apply to courses funded by the governments other than Victoria, according to the government directions relevant to each jurisdiction.
Your fees, or part payment thereof, must be paid prior to course commencement. If you have any difficulty in paying your fees please discuss this with us.
If you are unable to complete your work within the required timeframe of your enrolment, and you have not formally requested an extension to the completion date or leave of absence, you may be required to re-enrol and pay enrolment fees to complete the unit/course.
Fees, charges and refunds brochure 2020
Eligibility for a Victorian Government subsidised training place
You must provide proof of identity at the time of enrolment. Find out more in the Evidence and Eligibility Flyer and the Skills First Eligibility Declaration.
Your eligibility for a Victorian Government subsidised place under 'Skills First' will depend on whether you meet the government’s citizenship/residence* requirements and at least one of the following criteria:
- you were under 20 years of age on 1st January of the year in which your course commences; or
- you are seeking entry to a foundation skills course; or
- you have entered into an apprenticeship arrangement; or
- you are seeking entry to a qualification that is at a higher level than any qualification you currently hold.
Note 1: There is a limit of two Victorian Government subsidised courses you can commence or be undertaking in a calendar year. Talk to us about whether this criteria impacts on you as an eligibility exemption may be applied.
Note 2: If you are a student attending secondary school or equivalent (excluding school-based apprentices and trainees), you are not able to access the Victorian Training Guarantee.
Note 3: Victorian Government supported training involves the student having a physical presence within Victoria whilst undertaking their course.
*If you are an Asylum Seeker (confirmed by the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre) or a Victim of Human Trafficking (confirmed by the Australian Red Cross), the citizenship/residency eligibility requirements may be waived.
As part of your enrolment, you will be asked a series of questions relating to the above and you will be asked to provide relevant evidence to support your responses. You will also be required to sign a declaration attesting to the accuracy of your responses.