If you meet the Skills First Funding eligibility criteria below, you may be eligible to receive subsidised training in one of ACFB’s Nationally Recognised courses!
What is Skills First Funding?
Skills First Funding is a Victorian Government scheme that helps people access vocational education and training. If you are eligible, the government will contribute to the cost of your training.
You can check if you are eligible for a government-subsidised place by using the government’s online Victorian Skills Gateway Eligibility Indicator.
Please Note: this indicator is to be used as a guide only. It does not guarantee you government-subsidised training in a nationally recognised course at ACFB. ACFB will determine your eligibility by conducting a full assessment of your eligibility prior to enrolment.
Eligibility criteria for Skills First Funding
To be eligible for a government-subsidised place, you must meet various eligibility criteria below, as set out by the Department of Education and Training.
1) Location and citizenship
2) Age and prior education
If you are 20 years of age or over as at 1 January in the year you start your course, you may be eligible for a government-subsidised place if you are applying for a qualification higher than any other qualification you have already completed (in addition to meeting all other eligibility criteria).
Please note the following exceptions:
3) Education history
You must not:
If you believe you meet the above criteria and choose to enrol into a Nationally Recognised course at ACFB, supporting evidence of eligibility MUST be provided either by producing original documents to be sighted and copied, or by providing original certified copies.