Applying for a VET Funding Contract

​Skills First Provider Selection Process

14 March 2018

The Skills First 2018-19 VET Funding Contract offers have been made to training providers to deliver Victorian Government funding training under Skills First.

The successful training providers have been selected for Contract offer following a rigorous and fair selection process where providers where evaluated against published evaluation criteria.

Training providers were required to have a demonstrated record of quality training delivery, together with 2018 Program Delivery Plans aligned with industry needs and the priorities of government.

Whilst Skills First 2017 VET Funding Contracts were only for one year, the new Contracts offered to successful applicants are of two years duration, covering 2018 and 2019 calendar years.

Registered training providers who have not been awarded a Skills First 2018-19 VET Funding Contract can still offer fee for service training in Victoria, or find other sources of funding. A Victorian Government-funded training contract is just one source of funding for Training Providers.

Student who currently study with a training provider that received government funding in 2016 and/or 2017, but has not been awarded a 2018-19 contract, can continue to train with their existing provider until they have finished their qualification.

For information outlining the Skills First 2018-19 application and allocation process, see: Skills First 2018-19 Provider Selection Process Fact Sheet.

For more information on the Provider Selection Process for Skills First 2018-19 Funding Contracts, see the documents below.

For information on how Skills First will benefit private providers, see: Skills First For Private Providers Fact Sheet, Skills First Resources or contact us at .

See: Skills Victoria Training System (SVTS)

2018 Call for Expression of Interest documentation

Draft 2018 VET Funding Contract

The 2018 Funded Course List can be downloaded here.

The Regional Jobs and Training Needs Reports can be accessed here.