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.
To meet the eligibility criteria you will be required to be either:
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.
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.
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:
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 trainer and assessor 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 trainer will guide through answering all of your questions to ensure you have full understanding of the course you wish to enrol in.