VET funding contracts are contracts between the Department of Education and Training and registered training organisations, including individual TAFE institutes, for the delivery of government subsidised training.
The VET funding contract and related guidelines set out the requirements that training providers must abide by to maintain compliance as contracted providers in receipt of government subsidy. The contract and guidelines set standards of behaviour, as well as prescribing minimum requirements with regard to provider practice in the delivery of training services.
You can access current VET funding contracts, related guidelines and previous service agreements from this website; however, these documents may be varied by the Department from time to time. Contracted training providers should always refer to any contract notifications on SVTS to ensure they are referring to the most up-to-date version of the contract.
RTOs can apply through Calls for Expressions of Interest to be contracted to deliver government subsidised training in nationally recognised qualifications under the Victorian Training Guarantee. Please note that the 2016 Calls for Expressions of Interest closed on 16 October 2015.
These VET funding contracts apply to students commencing training from 1 January 2014 and were correct at 15 November 2013:
Guidelines about Fees
The Guidelines about Fees describe requirements regarding tuition fees and other fees associated with government subsidised training and set out financial and accountability requirements of training providers with regard to fees. The guidelines apply to all enrolments in Victorian government subsidised training.
Guidelines about Apprenticeship/Traineeship Training Delivery
The Guidelines about Apprenticeship Traineeship Delivery describe additional requirements for training delivery to apprentices and trainees.