Skills First 2017 (formerly the Victorian Training Guarantee) in Melbourne

Skills First 2017 (formerly the Victorian Training Guarantee) in Melbourne 2017-11-30T05:50:56+00:00

The Melbourne Institute of Massage Therapy is delighted to announce that government-subsidised training, (Skills First, formerly the Victorian training guarantee), is now available for our Certificate, Diploma & Advanced Diploma courses (eligibility criteria apply).

Please find below a quick step by step guide which outlines the eligibility criteria. If you meet the criteria you’re eligible for funding!

We’re happy to discuss funding with you. If you’re unsure please don’t hesitate to contact us.

As a reminder, the following courses offered by the Melbourne Institute of Massage Therapy are eligible for funding:

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

To be, an individual must meet Victorian Training Guarantee requirements as follows:

a/ An individual must be:

  • Australian citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident (holder of a permanent visa)
  • Holder of a Special Category Visa (sub-class 444, New Zealand citizen)
  • Asylum seekers or Temporary Protection Visa Holder (relevant referral from required)
  • Automotive Supply Chain Initiative or Retrenched employees (relevant referral form required)

and

b/ An individual must enrol and commence training in a course or qualification provided by the RTO between the later of 1 January 2017 or when the VET Funding contract is executed, and 31 December 2017 inclusive and be:

i) Under 20 years old (as at 1 January in the year of commencement of training) and seeking to enrol in nationally recognised training or;
ii) Over 20 years old (as at 1 January in the year of commencement of training) and seeking to enrol in nationally recognised training; or

2017 VET Funding Contract- Schedule 1 Victorian Training Guarantee Program Specifications

iii) Over 20 years of age (as at 1 January in the year of commencement of training)  and seeking to enrol in nationally recognised training in a course that is at a higher qualification held at the time of the scheduled commencement of training.

iv) An individual is eligible to commence a maxiumum of two government subsidised courses 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.

v) An individual is eligible to undertake a maxiumum of two government subsidised courses at any one time.

This could be your opportunity to kick start your new career for a fraction of the price.

(Training is delivered with Victorian & Commonwealth Governments Skills First funding program)

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply

The next step- talk to us

We are more than happy to talk to you at any time and show you around the Institute and answer any questions you may have. You can call in at any time during the day to talk informally, alternatively please contact us on 1300 839 839.