Victorian Government Funded Training

Victoria VET Funding Contract Skills First Program 2018-19

National Food Institute has been awarded the Victorian 2018-19 Standard VET Funding Contract, Skills First Program and is able to offer eligible individuals subsidised training positions in 2018.  We offer a range of courses in Food Processing and Warehousing Operations as well as Leadership and Management.

Tuition fees may still apply to eligible individuals. Individuals who hold relevant concession cards, concession is provided and reduced cost is payable.


Eligibility Criteria
Our Enrolment Process
Required Documents

Eligibility Criteria

Citizenship/Visa Requirement

To meet the eligibility criteria you will be required to be either:

  • an Australian Citizen
  • the holder of a permanent Australian residency visa; or
  • a New Zealand Citizen;

Under Clause 17 (Schedule 1) of the VET Funding Contract Skills First  Program, we may exempt a student from the citizenship eligibility criterion if the applicant has a original referral letter from either the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre or the Australian Red Cross Victims of Human Trafficking Program

Anyone who does not meet the Citizenship/Visa Requirement will not be eligible.

Up Skilling Requirement

To be considered upskilling you need to be enrolling into a course at a higher level than the highest qualification you currently hold (secondary school qualifications or school based qualifications do not need to be considered). If you are under 20 years of age (as at January 1st, in the year of commencement of training) you are exempt from having to meet the upskilling criteria, however if you are still attending secondary school you will not be eligible for a funded training position under the Skills First Program.

How many courses am I eligible for?

You are eligible to commence a maximum of two subsidised courses at the same qualification level in your lifetime. This restriction applies whether or not you complete the courses. For example, this means if you have already commenced two different subsidised courses at the Certificate III level, you may only commence courses at the Certificate IV level (or above) and be subsidised under the Skills First Program.

In addition, eligible students can begin up to two subsidised courses in a year as long as you are not undertaking any more than two subsidised courses at a time.

For full details of eligibility requirements for Victorian students and to check if you are eligible, refer below:

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When eligible individuals access Government Funded Training, this may affect future opportunities to access additional government funded training.

Our Enrolment Process

National Food Institute take a lot of care to ensure that the course you wish to enrol in is appropriate and most suitable for you at the time.  To help us make this determination, you will undergo a short pre-enrolment interview with a RTO Authorised Delegate who will ask you few short questions and get you to complete a language literacy and numeracy evaluation.  This will also assist us in making sure we provide you with the required support throughout your studies.  The process is very simple and the Delegate will guide through answering all of your questions to ensure you have full understanding of the course you wish to enrol in.

Required Documents

What to bring to you enrolment appointment
  1. Evidence of your citizenship/residency statuseither an Australian Birth Certificate, Current Australian Passport, Current New Zealand Passport, Naturalisation Certificate, Current Green Medicare Card, Formal documentation issued by the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship confirming Permanent Residence or for Asylum Seekers and Victims of Human Trafficking a signed declaration by a relevant referee.
  1. Evidence of your age: either a Current Drivers Licence, Current Learners Permit, Proof of Age Card or Keypass Card
  1. Any Concession Cards that you may hold: Commonwealth Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Veterans Gold Card (or evidence you are a dependant spouse or dependent child of a person who holds one of the above cards with your name listed on this card)

For more information

Call: (03) 9850 7546