VET funding contracts

Contracts between the Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions and TAFE and training providers for the delivery of government-subsidised training under the Skills First program.

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.

Skills First training providers
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2024–25 contracts

These VET funding contracts apply to students commencing training from 1 January 2024:

2024-25 standard VET funding contract - Skills First program - version 1.0
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2024-25 standard VET funding contract - Skills First program version 1.0
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2024-25 TAFE VET funding contract - Skills First program - version 1.0
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2024-25 TAFE VET funding contract - Skills First program - version 1.0
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2024-25 dual sector VET funding contract - Skills First program - version 1.0
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2024-25 dual sector VET funding contract - Skills First program - version 1.0
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2024 guidelines

Eligibility

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:

2024 guidelines about eligibility - version 1.0
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Fees

These guidelines describe the requirements about tuition fees and other fees associated with Skills First training, and the financial and accountability requirements for fees.

2024 guidelines about fees - version 2.0
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Apprenticeship/traineeship training delivery

These guidelines detail additional requirements that training providers must apply when delivering Skills First training to apprentices and trainees.

2024 guidelines about apprenticeship/traineeship
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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.

Skills First quality charter
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Skills First quality charter
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Fact sheets, guides and resources

Additional resources

Contract terminations

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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