Victorian Training Guarantee

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Victorian Training Guarantee


The Victorian Training Guarantee makes vocational training more accessible to people who do not hold a post-school qualification, or who want to gain a higher level qualification than they already hold.

There are now an unlimited number of government-subsidised training places available to people who meet the eligibility criteria.



The Victorian Training Guarantee is an entitlement to government subsidised training in Victoria. The registered training organisations (RTOs) that are contracted with the Victorian Government to deliver this training are bound by the requirements of the Vocational Education and Training (VET) Funding Contract.

The RTO is reminded that the VET Funding Contract requires all RTOs to have a clear and documented business process for determining the eligibility of individuals for government subsidised training. Processes should reflect the eligibility requirements outlined in the VET Funding Contract and the completion of the process must include the collection of supporting evidence.



Generally, you are eligible for a government-subsidised training place if you are

  • an Australian citizen
  • an Australian Permanent Resident (holder of a permanent visa)
  • a New Zealand citizen

and are any of the following:

  • under 20 years of age
  • seeking to enrol in a Foundation Skills List course (and do not hold a Diploma or above qualification or are receiving core skills training in other sectors)
  • seeking to enrol in VCE or VCAL
  • seeking to enrol in an apprenticeship
  • 20 years and older and ‘upskilling’ by seeking to enrol in a course at a higher level than your existing qualification.

If you are enrolled at a school, you will not be able to receive a government-subsidised training place for a course through the Victorian Training Guarantee, unless you are undertaking the course as part of a School-Based Apprenticeship or Traineeship. The Government supports schools in other ways to offer vocational training to their students, so you should discuss all your options with your school.


Media Release

The Andrews Labor Government will provide up to $8 million for vocational training for all Victorian residential care workers, as Victoria moves towards mandatory qualifications for all residential care workers.

The training scheme will accelerate the upskilling of the workforce that provides essential care and support services to extremely vulnerable children and young people.

This funding comes on top of the $168 million Victorian Budget 2016/17 investment in theRoadmap for Reform, an overhaul of the child protection system to shift the focus from crisis response to prevention and early intervention.

The Roadmap aligns with the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Family Violence.

The Budget will provide also $35.9 million over two years to transform residential care to a clinical treatment model that better supports young people who have experienced abuse, neglect and family violence.

Victorian TAFE Institutes will work with the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare to align the training needs of residential care organisations with the growing needs of the sector.

Funding will enable residential care workers with no relevant formal qualifications and workers who need top-up training to update their qualifications.

Residential care staff are expected to be able to begin undertaking vocational training in the second half of 2016 drawing on their entitlements to funded places under the Victorian Training Guarantee.

By the end of 2017 all residential care workers will be required to have a minimum relevant qualification.


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