Skills First training providers
Training providers must meet the requirements of the VET funding contract and guidelines to receive government-subsidised funding for their delivery of Skills First training.
This page contains the current funding contracts and guidelines.
Information about the 2024 contracting process is available on the Apply for a 2024 VET Funding Contract page.
Contracted training providers should refer to contract notifications on the Skills Victoria Training System (SVTS) for the latest information about their contract obligations, and details of the 2024 contracting process, including the timetable.
The document below contains a list of all contracted Skills First training providers current at the date stated on the list.
These VET funding contracts apply to students commencing training from 1 January 2024:
These guidelines describe the requirements that training providers must apply when assessing and evidencing a student's eligibility for Skills First.
Guidelines about determining student eligibility and supporting evidence:
These guidelines describe the requirements about tuition fees and other fees associated with Skills First training, and the financial and accountability requirements for fees.
Apprenticeship/traineeship training delivery
These guidelines detail additional requirements that training providers must apply when delivering Skills First training to apprentices and trainees.
Skills First quality charter
This charter explains what the department expects from training providers in their provision of key aspects of training services under the contract.
Fact sheets, guides and resources
The department has a public duty to ensure government funds are used appropriately when training providers deliver Skills First training to students.
We can terminate a VET Funding Contract if we identify a training provider’s serious non-compliance with its terms.
Since 2015, the department has terminated VET Funding Contracts for 55 training providers.
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