Skills First (VIC)


Eligibility Check

Complete this form to find out if you're eligible for funding:

Are you an Australian citizen or permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen?

As of 1st January 2020, are you 20 years or older?

Do you live or work in VIC?

Course interested in?

About Skills First (VIC)

Skills First in Victoria funds training in the six employment sectors primed for major growth.

Skills First is a Victorian government funding scheme designed to stimulate training in the six employment sectors identified for major growth. So if you are interested in training for a career in the following industries (see below), you may be eligible for a government subsidy which will reduce the cost of your Nationally Recognised Training course.

  • Medical technology and pharmaceuticals
  • New energy technology
  • Food and fibre
  • Transport
  • Defence and construction technology
  • International education and professional services

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for Skills First government funding in Victoria, you have to be an:

  • Australian citizen, or
  • Australian permanent resident, or
  • a New Zealand citizen

PLEASE NOTE: if you are over 20 years of age you may still be eligible for a Skills First training subsidy, this will depend on the qualifications you already hold. Alway ask your training provider before enrolling to check for funding eligibility.

Approved Course List

We have 13 courses approved for Skills First government funding from our course providers.

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FNS50315 Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking Management

The Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking Management (FNS50315) is a practical qualification that focuses on real job-skills in each of the 15 units completed by students. Early in the course students learn how to present broking options to clients and process their loan applications. Students ...

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FNS50615 Diploma of Financial Planning

The Diploma of Financial Planning is widely considered the 'minimum entry requirement' for students entering the financial services industry. In line with Regulatory Guide 146 (RG 146), it is a requirement of the corporate regulator that financial planners complete the minimum skills and knowledg...

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TLI50415 Diploma of Logistics

The Diploma of Logistics (TLI50415) is the course for students seeking management careers in the logistics and transport industries. This qualification focuses on operations management; so students graduate with practical job skills like reading and interpreting transport schedules, managing inve...

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BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership and Management

Successful Century 21 business leaders need highly developed emotional intelligence and social awareness to create effective workplace relationships. The Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB51918) focuses on people management and will teach you how to recruit and select a great team; success...

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FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

The Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping is an ideal entry-level course for jobs in the accounting industry. Students learn the skills to perform modern bookkeeper tasks such as preparing and lodging activity statements, maintaining balance sheets, providing tax advice, and assisting with...

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FNS50417 Diploma of Payroll Services

Do you need a qualification that sets you apart as a payroll specialist? The FNS50417 Diploma of Payroll Services is a nationally recognised Diploma that will teach you how to establish, maintain, and manage a payroll system. At the same time you’ll be gaining essential knowledge about the Austra...

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FNS60217 Advanced Diploma of Accounting

Are you keen for a career in accounting? Choose the the FNS60217 Advanced Diploma of Accounting and (depending on your study specialisation) you could be graduating as a qualified Tax Accountant or ready to work in the business and commercial sector. The course takes into consideration your years...

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BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management

The Diploma of Project Management is suitable for students desiring a career in a project leadership and management role and responsible for achieving project objectives. Students will gain a complete set of skills relating to project management including in depth studies of a project’s: scope, t...

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BSB42415 Certificate IV in Marketing and Communication

A Certificate IV in Marketing and Communication is for students seeking roles as Direct Marketing Assistants, Marketing and Communications Consultants or Marketing Coordinators. Students will learn how to profile a market, conduct relevant research, promote products and services, devise campaign...

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FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting

The Diploma of Accounting is suitable for students seeking professional accounting job roles in financial services and other industries such as Financial Clerk or Assistant Accountant. This qualification includes units that comprise an approved Tax Practitioner Board (TPB) course in Australian ta...

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