What is Government subsidised funding?
Students may be eligible for a government-subsidised place in courses offered at RTOs. This is called the Victoria Training Guarantee (VTG) If you're eligible,the government will contribute to the cost of training
You can also check what you may be eligible for using the Interactive Victorian Skills Gateway Eligibility Indicator
An individual must be:
- An Australian Citizen; or
- A holder of a permanent Visa; or
- A New Zealand Citizen; and
b. An individual must enrol and commence training in a course or qualification provided by the RTO between the later of 1st January 2014 or when the VET Funding Contract is executed, and 31st December 2016 inclusive and be:
- Under 20 years of age (as at 1st January in the year of commencement of training) and seeking to enrol in nationally recognised training; or
- Over 20 years of age (as at 1st January in the year of commencement of training) and seeking to enrol in nationally recognised training as an Apprentice (not Trainee); or
- Over 20 years of age (as at 1st January in the year of commencement of raining) and seeking to enrol in training in the Victorian Certificate of Education or the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Intermediate or Senior); or
- Over 20 years of age (as at 1st January in the year of commencement of training) and seeking to enrol in nationally recognised training in a course that is at a higher qualification level than the highest qualification held at the time of the scheduled commencement of training.
An individual is only eligible to:
- Commence a maximum of two government subsidised courses in a calendar year. Where an individual is enrolled in a course(s) that is scheduled to commence at a later date in that calendar year, this course(s) must be counted for the purpose of this clause when assessing eligibility.
- Undertake a maximum of two government subsidised courses at any one time.
- Commence a maximum of two government subsidised courses at the same level within the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) in their lifetime; and
- Commence a maximum of two government subsidised accredited courses with the title 'Course in...' their lifetime.
Additional Trainee Eligibility Requirements
In addition to individual eligibility requirements as detailed above, to be eligible to receive government subsidised training as a trainee the individual must be:
- Employed in Victoria in either a full time or part time capacity under an award or registered agreement;
- undertaking an Approved Training Scheme;
- A signatory to a Training Contract with their employer which is registered with the VRQA;
- A signatory, jointly with the employer and the RTO, to a Training Plan; and
- Involved in paid work and Structured Training; either workplace based or off-the-job.