Skills First provides students of all ages, high quality training with skills employers are looking for.
Skills First Funding
We want your training to lead to a job, not just a certificate
We want your training to lead to a job, not just a certificate. The best place to start when you want to commence training is to find out if you are eligible for a government-subsidised training place. You will also want to research and choose the training provider that is going to meet your training needs. VFA Learning is a contracted Skills First provider. We offer Skills First funding for the following courses:
Before you enrol
Before you enrol in a course with VFA Learning we will provide you with the following information:
You may be eligible for a loan
Depending on your circumstances you may be eligible for a concession – which will reduce any fees you may need to pay. Concessions on tuition fees are available for government-subsidised training in all courses below Diploma level and for training at any level, including at Diploma level and above for Indigenous students. Students undertaking training at the Diploma level and above may also be able to access financial assistance in the form of a VET Student Loan from the Australian Government.
Skills First Student Eligibility
In order to be an Eligible Individual in respect of any training, an individual must be either:
enrolling and commencing training in a course or qualification provided by the Training Provider between the Commencement Date and 31 December 2017 inclusive; and either:
In addition to meeting the above requirements, an individual is only eligible to:
NOTE: Prospective students enrolling in qualification/s subsidised by the Victorian Governments under the Skills First Program should understand that enrolling in the qualification/s may affect their future training options and eligibility for further government subsidised training under Skills First
Useful links for students
Ready to start your journey? Got a question? We’re here to help. Get in touch with us today.