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You could be eligible for government-subsidised training. Due to recent changes in government funding eligibility, those who were previously ineligible may now qualify. If you are eligible, the government will contribute to the cost of your course.

Changes to eligibility for government funding

Under the reformed Skills First training and TAFE system, Victoria Polytechnic can now offer government subsidised training to eligible students - even if you weren't eligible previously. 

Until recently, if you were in one of the two example groups, you were ineligible for a government-funded place. For a limited time, Victoria TAFE providers can exempt students from these eligibility rules.

Group 1 – held a qualification at the same level

For example, Jane has a Certificate IV in Aged Care and now wants to enrol in a Certificate IV in Education Support. Previously she would have been ineligible for government funding but Jane can now apply for a course at the same level and may be eligible for a government subsidised place.

Group 2 – had commenced two government funded courses at the same level in your lifetime

For example, Tom had started a Certificate III in Hairdressing in 2013 and a Certificate III in Business in 2014. Previously Tom would not have been eligible for government funding for any further Certificate III qualifications but he now may be eligible for a government-funded place studying a Certificate III level qualification.

Find out more

Now is the ideal time to review your professional development needs. Victoria Polytechnic's courses can help you specialise, up-skill or re-skill and improve your chances of landing your dream job.

To learn more, or find out if you are eligible, call us on 1300 82 33 87. Alternatively you can visit one of our Student Service Centres or chat with us online.

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