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  • Fees and charges for individual training and further education courses are set by registered Learn Local providers.

    Learn Local providers can charge student course fees up to the following limits:

    Course category Rate per hour Total concession fee
    Pre-accredited training Up to $1.08 per hour Up to $50 maximum for a concession fee, per annum

    Additional costs, such as for materials and administration, may also apply.

  • A government subsidised course attracts the level of contribution set by the Minister for Higher Education and Skills, and is subject to other conditions set by the Minister.

    The subsidy rates paid to Learn Local providers for pre-accredited training purchased through the ACFE Board are:

    Course category

    Rate per hour

    Total concession fee

    Pre-accredited training $9.10 per hour, loading payment as applicable Reimbursed from a fixed pool
  • Regional loading

    A 20% loading applies for regional pre-accredited training delivery. This is intended to increase regional participation in the context of the persistent challenge of achieving viable class sizes in regional areas.

    Payments are based upon data reported in Skills Victoria Training System (SVTS) for delivery that occurs in the identified postcode areas.

    The regional loading will be calculated by adding the $1.82 loading to the $9.10 base rate for each student contact hour. Regional training delivery will therefore be subsidised at the rate of $10.92 per student contact hour.

    Regional loading payment processing timeframes

    The first payment of the pre-accredited regional loading will be processed in May 2021 and will be based upon 2021 contracted delivery.

    The payment will be calculated by multiplying the loading rate by 50% of the total 2021 contracted delivery hours.

    Subsequent payments will be processed based on a reconciliation of 2021 training delivery data reported in SVTS for eligible delivery hours and paid in May 2022.

    Koorie loading

    A 1.5 Koorie loading is being introduced in 2021. The loading aims to increase engagement of Koorie learners in pre-accredited training and support Koorie communities.

    Payments are based upon reported enrolment data recorded in SVTS with the appropriate indicator for pre-accredited training delivery to Koorie learners.

    The 1.5 loading will be calculated by adding the $4.55 loading to the $9.10 base rate for each eligible learner. Each learner who identifies as Indigenous will therefore be subsidised at the rate of $13.65 per student contact hour.

    A regional loading will still be applied in addition to the Koorie loading for reported pre-accredited training delivery in identified postcodes. 

    Koorie loading payment processing timeframes

    The first Koorie loading payment will be processed based on a census of Koorie learner enrolments reported in SVTS as at 30 March 2021.

    A subsequent payment will be processed based on a census of Koorie learner enrolments reported in SVTS as at 30 September 2021, to capture any enrolled hours not paid in first census.

    Learn Local providers should refer to the Victorian VET Student Statistical Collection Guidelines 2021 for information on the Indigenous Status Identifier, regarding learner self-identification.

  • All government funded pre-accredited training delivery must be reported quarterly at a minimum. For more information, visit Reporting and surveys.

Reviewed 21 April 2021

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