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Fee Information & Eligibility

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.

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Eligibility for a Victorian Government subsidised training place

To do subsidised training, you have to meet eligibility criteria, if you are eligible, you pay less for your training. Check your eligibility here:

From 1 January 2023, you need to meet these requirements to be eligible for Skills First subsidised training:


You must be:

  • an Australian citizen, or
  • an Australian permanent resident, or
  • a New Zealand citizen.

Physical location

You must be physically present in Victoria while participating in training and assessment.

Course limits

Skills First funding is limited to:

  • two courses at a time two courses in a year.


*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.
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