Domestic Funding

Skills First

From January 2017, Victoria’s training and TAFE system will be overhauled. A new approach to training will be implemented, setting a high benchmark for training quality, and supporting those qualifications are most likely to lead to employment.

Skills First is a Victorian Government scheme that helps people access vocational education and training. If you are eligible, the government will contribute to the cost of your training (VET).

Under Skills First, TAFEs and dual sector universities will be at the center of the training system, setting quality benchmarks, fostering the skills students need to be job-ready, and driving productivity improvements across Victoria.

Through Skills First the Government will ensure industry has a clearer voice in which courses are funded. Students will get real training that leads to real jobs and public money will be properly spent. For more information, relating to funding and funding eligibility please click on the link below.