Regional and Specialist Training Fund

​​​The Regional and Specialist Training Fund (RSTF) helps set up training for specific skills in regional and specialist areas that are not being met by the current training market.

The fund meets the needs of:

  • localised employers in regional Victoria (regional)
  • specialised occupations of economic significance to Victoria (specialist).

Man pushing trolley carrying potted plantsTraining providers can access higher subsidies and one-off grant payments for selected courses in specific regions. Students can then access training to meet local industry demand and specialised occupations.

RSTF will provide funding where there is a strong connection between industry, training and job outcomes.

At this stage, we will contact providers directly to make RSTF applications. Contact will be made based on analysis of skill needs across the state.

You can provide feedback or suggest a course from the funded courses list to be considered for regional or specialist funding via