To be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth government-subsidised training, you need to be either an Australian citizen, a New Zealand citizen or holder of a Permanent Visa, and:
Please note: some exceptions apply for referred asylum seekers and victims of human trafficking.
If you are wanting to study as an apprentice or trainee, to be eligible for Skills First subsidised training you must be:
In a calendar year, you may only commence a maximum of two:
You may only commence a maximum of two Skills First subsidised programs at any one time.
You can still study any course of your choosing if a place is offered, but you may not be able to access a government-subsidised place.
The following documents are required to determine your eligibility for Skills First funding (one document from Part A, and one document from Part B):
Please note we will need to sight and retain a copy of the original at the time of enrolment or have an original certified copy provided to the enrolling officer.
If this documentation is not provided at the time of enrolment to prove your eligibility under Skills First, you will be unable to enrol or commence in the government-subsidised program. You can elect to undertake your enrolment as a full fee paying student.
As part of your enrolment, you will be asked a series of questions relating to the above and you will be asked to provide relevant evidence to support your responses. You will also be required to complete a declaration attesting to the accuracy of your responses. If you are not eligible for a government subsidised place, your tuition fee is set by South West TAFE and is calculated on the student contact hours you wish to enrol in.
Eligibility requirements are subject to change without notice and in accordance with Government policy. Please contact our Customer Service Centre to confirm your eligibility for a government-subsidised training place.