We offer eligible students access to the following specific State Government initiatives in order to access a government subsidised fee for your course.
Asylum Seeker VET program
This initiative offers asylum seekers and victims of human trafficking an opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge, providing them with a valuable resource in which to be active and successful members of the community.
To be eligible to enrol under the Asylum Seeker VET Program, you must have study and if relevant, work rights and provide evidence of one of the following:
- Referal from the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre or the Australian Red Cross Victims of Human Trafficking Program and present a ‘Referral to Government Subsidised Training – Asylum Seekers’ form
- Hold or are a dependent of an individual who holds a valid humanitarian, protection or refugee visa
- Hold a bridging visa and have lodged an application for a humanitarian, protection or refugee visa
- Hold a bridging visa and have lodged an application under section 417 or section 48B of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) which is yet to be determined and
Asylum Seekers must meet all Skills First eligibility criteria except the citizenship/residency requirements. Find out more about the Asylum seeker VET program.
Skills First Youth Access Initiative
This initiative supports young people (24 years of age and under) who have been or are currently on Youth Justice Orders or Child Protection Orders, or are residents of an Education First Youth Foyer, to access training. Individuals need to provide a referral to training from one of the following: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing, the Department, the Department of Justice and Community Safety or other referring agency.