Funded course list

This list includes courses and skill sets that are subsidised for students who start their training between 1 January and 31 December 2021.

Find a funded course

Download the 2021 Funded Course List (includes a filter for full qualifications and skill sets)

In 2021, the Victorian Government has introduced a new accredited short course (skill set) offering under Skills First. Skill sets can only be delivered by Skills First contracted training providers. Additional skill sets may be added in line with existing Funded Course List processes. For more information, see the Skills First Skill Sets policy

Download the 2021 Funded Skill Set List

For a list of current funded courses and skill sets and 2021 rates for non-funded courses, see the funded courses report in the Skills Victoria Training System.​

Subsidies that reflect the real costs of training

The Funded Course List only includes courses and skill sets that:

  • align with industry needs and workforce demands
  • represent government priorities, including rolling out the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), responding to family violence, and completing Victoria’s infrastructure projects
  • have strong job outcomes, such as apprenticeships
  • meet other social needs, such as foundation skill courses
  • supports initiatives such as Free TAFE for Priority Courses.

Subsidies

2021 subsidies apply to all eligible students who:

  • commence their training on or after 1 January 2021
  • commenced their training prior to 2021, provided that their course (or equivalent) is on the 2021 Funded Course List.

For continuing students enrolled in courses that were removed from the Funded Course List, the subsidy applicable is the latest Funded Course List version that the course was included on.

The Funded Course List is regularly reviewed, and courses added as required by industry needs, to support jobs growth. This allows the training market to keep up with the changing needs of the economy.

Jobs and training needs

The 2021 Funded Course List has been used to create regional jobs and training needs reports​

These reports will assist training providers to better align their proposed delivery in 2021 with the stated objectives of Skills First.

The Funded Course List is regularly reviewed, and courses added as required by industry needs, to support jobs growth. This allows the training market to keep up with the changing needs of the economy.​