The department has opted for a one-year contract to account for the changing and dynamic VET environment. Reforms are still in progress at both the state and national levels. We will aim to maintain stability in contract settings until any reforms are settled.
Currently contracted training providers
We are confident in the quality and performance of currently contracted training providers and their proven ability to deliver Skills First training. Therefore, 2022 Contracts will be offered without the need to participate in a full expression of interest process.
Details about the 2022 contracting process and the timetable for training providers to take up the offer of a 2022 Contract have been published on SVTS.
Non-contracted training providers
From Tuesday, 31 August 2021, the department has opened a limited expression of interest (EOI) process for new training providers to deliver Skills First training for specific programs.
These are programs where more supply may be required to meet Government priorities and Victoria's skills and jobs needs. We will only take expressions of interest from training providers who can deliver these specific programs.
Non-contracted training providers who do not have these specific programs on their scope of registration as of 31 August 2021 are deemed ineligible to participate in the limited EOI process to deliver Skills First training.
The published list of programs and instructions about the EOI are included below.
To request access to SVTS head to
Access the Skills Victoria Training System (education.vic.gov.au)
The EOI process closes at 5:00 pm on Friday, 1 October 2021.
After closing the EOI, the department will re-evaluate Victoria's projected training needs against the VET market supply to determine the final amount and type of additional supply that may be required. As such, we cannot guarantee that any non-contracted training providers will receive a 2022 Contract.
2022 Limited expression of interest documentation
Draft 2022 VET funding contract