Skills First Program – Upskilling
Skills First Program is a Victorian Government scheme that helps people access vocational education and training. Through Skills First, quality training providers can successfully compete to meet the needs of students, industry and the economy.
Skills First ensures quality providers can successfully compete to meet the needs of students, industry and the economy.
Skills First is made up of:
To be eligible for Skills First training, you must be:
As evidenced by one of the documents described in the Evidence of Eligibility and Student Declaration form.
If you are an asylum seeker, you may be eligible under the Asylum seeker VET program.
The ‘2 Skill Sets in a year’ and ‘2 AQF qualifications in a year’ limits
1.3 In a calendar year, a student may only commence a maximum of two:
a) Skills First subsidised Skill Sets; and
b) Skills First subsidised programs that are AQF qualifications.
1.4 The following scenarios are not counted when determining if a student meets these limits:
a) transitioning from a superseded program to the current version of the same program;
b) recommencing training in the same program (at either the same or a different provider);
c) enrolling in an Apprenticeship (not Traineeship) after having participated in one of the programs identified as a ‘Pre- Apprenticeship and Pathway Program’ on the Funded Programs Report;
d) participation in ‘22510VIC – Course in Identifying and Responding to Family Violence Risk’; or
e) participation in Literacy and Numeracy Support Units.
The ‘2 at a time’ limit
1.5 A student may only commence a maximum of two Skills First subsidised programs at any one time.
1.6 Participation in the following is not counted when determining if a student meets this limit:
a) ‘22510VIC – Course in Identifying and Responding to Family Violence Risk’; or
b) Literacy and Numeracy Support Units.
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