Thanks to ACFE (Adult and Community Further Education) and Skills First Program for their funding for training through the Numurkah Community Learning Centre. A symbol next to the course indicates that it is funded by ACFE. Our fees are calculated according to Ministerial Direction on Fees and Charges.
Please note: Enrolment into Skills First subsidised training may impact further access to government funding. Where a student has completed a qualification at the level they are applying for or have commenced two qualifications at the same level, they are no longer able to receive government funding for their training. Once a qualification has been completed a student must upskill to access further funding.
2.2 To be eligible for Skills First subsidised training, an individual must be:
a) an Australian citizen, a holder of a permanent visa or a New Zealand citizen (the ‘citizenship /permanent residence’ eligibility criterion);
b) enrolling in and commencing training in a program provided by the Training Provider between the Commencement Date and 31 December 2022 inclusive; and
c) physically present in the State of Victoria at all times at which they are undertaking the training and assessment.
The only exception to this ‘physical presence’ requirement is where a Skills First Student is temporarily located interstate or overseas for a defined period as part of an industry or Practical Placement associated with their training, up to 50% of the total Scheduled Hours applying to the training and/or assessment they are enrolled in may be delivered online during the period they are interstate or overseas.
Impact of age on eligibility
2.3 An individual who is under 20 years of age (as at 1 January in the year of commencement of training) is eligible to enrol in any Skills First subsidised training.
2.4 An individual who is 20 years of age or older (as at 1 January in the year of commencement of training) is eligible to enrol in Skills First subsidised training in:
a) a program that is at a higher AQF level than the highest qualification held at the time of the scheduled commencement of training (‘up skilling’);
b) a program on the Foundation Skills List (unless the individual already holds a qualification issued by an Australian VET or higher education provider that is at AQF level 5 (Diploma) or higher);
c) training as an Apprentice (not Trainee) under an Approved Training Scheme;
d) training in the VCE or the VCAL (Intermediate or Senior); or
e) a Skill Set.
Limits on the amount of training that can be subsidised
2.5 In addition to meeting the eligibility requirements in Clauses 2.2 to 2.4, a Skills First Student can only:
a) commence a maximum of two Skills First subsidised Skill Sets in a calendar year (the ‘2 Skill Sets in a year’ limit). Where an individual is enrolled in a Skill Set(s) that is scheduled to commence at a later date in that calendar year, this Skill Set(s) must be counted for the purpose of this limit;
b) commence a maximum of two Skills First subsidised programs that are AQF qualifications in a calendar year (the ‘2 AQF qualifications in a year’ limit).
Where an individual is enrolled in a program(s) that is scheduled to commence at a later date in that calendar year, this program(s) must be counted for the purpose of this limit;
c) undertake a maximum of two Skills First subsidised programs at any one time (the ‘2 at a time’ limit); and
d) commence a maximum of two government-subsidised programs in their lifetime that are at the same AQF level (the ‘2 at level in a lifetime’ limit).