Government Funded Training Courses - MultiSkills Training

How Government Funding Works

What is Skills First funding?

Skills First is a Victorian Government program that provides access to government-subsidised training for courses in growth industries.

Skills First is made up of:

  • high-quality training that students and industry can trust, aligned to industry and workforce needs
  • a real voice for industry in training
  • funding for high needs learners who need additional support to engage with and succeed in education and training
  • access to targeted, relevant training for students in regional areas

Skills First training includes qualifications and some skill sets.

Skills First funding expanded – you may now be eligible

From 1st January 2024 upskilling will no longer be an eligibility requirement for Skills First funding. The Victorian Government is committed to supporting Victorians to get the skills needed to address critical workforce shortages. That’s why from 1 January 2024 you may be eligible for Skills First Funding regardless of any previous qualifications you hold.

THIS MEANS THAT YOU CAN ACCESS GOVERNMENT FUNDED TRAINING COURSES EVEN IF YOU HAVE COMPLETED PRIOR QUALIFICATIONS.

MultiSkills Training has construction courses available at subsidised fees through Victorian State Government funding under the Skills First Program for eligible students. Skills First funding is not a loan and is provided with Victorian & Commonwealth Government Funding. Eligible students are entitled to Government funding for the following courses:

  • RII30820 – CERTIFICATE III IN CIVIL CONSTRUCTION PLANT OPERATIONS
  • CPC30720 – CERTIFICATE III IN RIGGING

Am I eligible?

From 1 January 2024, you need to meet these requirements to be eligible for Skills First subsidised training:

Citizenship

You must be:

  • an Australian citizen, or
  • an Australian permanent resident, or
  • a New Zealand citizen.

Physical location

You must be physically present in Victoria while participating in training and assessment.

Course limits

Skills First funding is limited to:

  • two courses at a time
  • two courses in a year.

Find out more about Skills First

Frequently Asked Questions

How many governments funded courses can I do in a year?

 In a calendar year, you may only commence a maximum of two:

  1. Skills First subsidised Skill Sets; and
  2. Skills First subsidised programs that are AQF qualifications.

 How many governments funded courses can I do at a time?

 You may only commence a maximum of two Skills First subsidised programs at any one time

Can I receive a government-subsidised training place if I’m still attending school?

 If you are enrolled at a school, you will not be able to receive a government-subsidised training place for a course through the Skills First Program, unless you are undertaking the course as part of a School-Based Apprenticeship or Traineeship.

 What are the different government funded courses available at MultiSkills Training?

  • RII30820 – CERTIFICATE III IN CIVIL CONSTRUCTION PLANT OPERATIONS
  • CPC30720 – CERTIFICATE III IN RIGGING

 What are the fees?

 If you are eligible for Skills First Government-subsidised training place with MultiSkills Training you will pay subsidised fees to undertake your course

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