The Victorian Training Guarantee

Now is the ideal time to make a start on gaining new skills, or upgrading your existing skills, to help you get the job you want.

Source: Vocational Education and Training

The Victorian Training Guarantee is making vocational education and training more accessible to people who do not hold a post-school qualification, or who want to gain a higher level qualification than they already hold.

There are now an unlimited number of government-subsidised training places available to people who meet the eligibility criteria.

Am I eligible for a government-subsidised training place?

In 2013 you are eligible for a government-subsidised training place if you are:

and are any of the following:

You can also check what you may be eligible for using the interactive Victorian Skills Gateway Eligibility Indicator.

How many courses am I eligible for?

In 2013 you are eligible to begin two government subsidised courses, as long as you are not doing any more than two government subsidised courses at a time. For example, if you are continuing a government subsidised Certificate III in Aged Care from 2012, you can start one more course in 2013 until you finish (or withdraw from) your Aged Care course, then you can start a second course in 2013.

Approved Foundation Skills List (pdf 23.52 KB) | Approved Foundation Skills List (doc 31.13 KB)

Foundation Skills courses do not count towards these limits.


If you are seeking to enrol in an Apprenticeship (not a Traineeship) and you have already commenced two courses in 2013, you will be eligible for government subsidised training under the Victorian Training Guarantee if either of the two courses you previously commenced are included on the Higher Education and Skills Approved Pre-Apprenticeship and Pathway qualifications list:

Approved Pre-Apprenticeship and Pathway Qualifications List (pdf 20.72 KB) | Approved Pre-Apprenticeship and Pathway Qualifications List (doc 33.87 KB)

What if I want to study and I don’t meet the eligibility criteria?

You can still study at your choice of training provider if places are available, but you may not be able to access a government-subsidised place.

Some training providers do not provide government-subsidised training places and charge full fee for service rates. Some courses are only offered as full fee for service.

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