Government Funding Information
TBST (RTO# 22341) have been offered the opportunity by the Victorian and Federal Government to be one of the very few providers to offer Government Funded
Training Courses via the Skills First Program and this saves students thousands of dollars off the usual course price.
Eligibility for a Victorian Government subsidised place via the Skills First Program is available if you live in Victoria, and you meet government's citizenship/residence
requirements, and you meet the following criteria.
To be eligible, an individual must meet the general citizenship/ residency requirements and Victorian Training Guarantee requirements as follows:
To meet general citizenship/residency eligibility requirements, an individual must be:
- An Australian citizen; or
- A New Zealand citizen or
- A holder of a permanent visa
To meet the Skills First Program eligibility requirements an individual must comply with the following requirements:
- You were under 20 years of age on the 1st January - Or
- You are seeking entry into a qualification that is at a higher level than any qualification you currently hold, AND
- You can begin up to two government subsidised courses in one year and do up to two government subsidised courses at the same time, AND
- You can begin up to two government subsidised courses at the same qualification level (other than Foundation Skills) in your lifetime, regardless
of whether you complete them. There is no lifetime limit on the number of Foundation Skills courses you can begin.
- If you are not eligible for a government-subsidised place, your training will be costed by our team.
Applications cannot be deemed eligible for funding under the Skills First Program if the applicant currently holds an Australian qualification
equivalent to a Certificate IV or higher level qualification regardless of the field of study.
Applications cannot be deemed eligible for funding under the Skills First Program if the applicant currently holds any overseas qualifications
unless the applicant can show formal evidence that the overseas qualification has been assessed by the relevant Australian authority and does
not have equivalency to an AQF qualification equal to a Certificate IV or high level qualification regardless of the field of study. Certified
evidence must be provided.
As part of the enrolment application process, you will be asked a series of questions relating to the above and you may be asked to provide relevant evidence to support
your responses. You will also be required to sign a declaration attesting to the accuracy of your responses.