Skills First Program

Thanks to ACFE (Adult and Community Further Education) and Skills First Program for their funding for training through the Numurkah Community Learning Centre. A symbol next to the course indicates that it is funded by ACFE. Our fees are calculated according to Ministerial Direction on Fees and Charges.

Eligibility Requirements

Please note: Enrolment into Skills First subsidised training may impact further access to government funding. Where a student has completed a qualification at the level they are applying for or have commenced two qualifications at the same level, they are no longer able to receive government funding for their training. Once a qualification has been completed a student must upskill to access further funding.

  1. 1.2  In order to be an Eligible Individual in respect of any training, an individual must be:
    1. a)  either:
      i) an Australian citizen; or
      ii)a holder of a permanent visa; or iii) a New Zealand citizen;
    2. b)  enrolling and commencing training in a course or qualification provided by the Training Provider between the Commencement Date and 31 December 2020 inclusive; and
    3. c)  either:
      i) under 20 years of age (as at 1 January in the year of commencement of training) and enrolling in nationally recognised training or enrolling in training in the Victorian Certificate of Education or the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning;
      ii) over 20 years of age (as at 1 January in the year of commencement of training) and enrolling in nationally recognised training in a Foundation Skills List course;
      iii) over 20 years of age (as at 1 January in the year of commencement of training) and enrolling in nationally recognised training as an Apprentice (not Trainee);
      iv) over 20 years of age (as at 1 January in the year of commencement of training) and enrolling in training in the Victorian Certificate of Education or the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Intermediate or Senior); or
      v) over 20 years of age (as at 1 January in the year of commencement of training) and enrolling in nationally recognised training in a course that is at a higher qualification level than the highest qualification held at the time of the scheduled commencement of training.
  2. 1.3  In addition to meeting the requirements of Clause 2.2 of this Schedule 1, an individual is only eligible to;
    1. a)  commence a maximum of two courses subsidised through the Skills First Program in a calendar year. Where an individual is enrolled in a course(s) that is scheduled to commence at a later date in that calendar year, this course(s) must be counted for the purpose of this clause when assessing eligibility;
    2. b)  undertake a maximum two courses subsidised through the Skills First Program at any one time;
    3. c)  commence a maximum of two government subsidised courses at the same level within the AQF in their lifetime; and
    4. d)  commence a maximum of two government subsidised accredited courses with the title “Course in…” in their lifetime.

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