VET Funding Contracts

Contracts between the Department and TAFE and training providers, for the delivery of government-subsidised training under the Skills First program.


Skills First training providers

Training providers must meet the requirements of the VET Funding Contract and Guidelines to receive government-subsidised funding for their delivery of Skills First training.

This page contains the current VET Funding Contracts and Guidelines.

Contracted training providers should refer to Contract Notifications on the Skills Victoria Training System (SVTS) for the latest information about their contract obligations.

The document below contains a list of all contracted Skills First training providers current at the date stated on the list.

2022 contracts

These VET Funding Contracts apply to students commencing training from 1 January 2022:

2022 Standard VET Funding Contract - Skills First program - version 2
2018-19 Standard VET funding contract - Skills First program - version 2 pdf (616kb)  docx (251kb)
2022 TAFE VET Funding Contract - Skills First program - version 2
2018-19 TAFE VET funding contract - Skills First program - version 2 pdf (597kb) docx (243kb)
2022 Dual sector VET Funding Contract - Skills First program - version 2
2018-19 Dual sector VET funding contract - Skills First program - version 2 pdf (609kb)  docx (246kb)

2022 guidelines

Eligibility

These Guidelines describe the requirements that training providers must apply when assessing and evidencing a student’s eligibility for Skills First.

2022 guidelines about eligibility
2020 guidelines about Determining student eligibility and supporting evidence pdf (675kb) docx (429kb)

Fees

These Guidelines describe the requirements about tuition fees and other fees associated with Skills First training, and the financial and accountability requirements for fees.

2022 guidelines about fees
pdf (539kb)docx (775kb)

Apprenticeship/traineeship training delivery

These Guidelines detail additional requirements that training providers must apply when delivering Skills First training to Apprentices and Trainees.

2022 guidelines about apprenticeship/traineeship training delivery

Skills First quality charter

This charter explains what the Department expect from training providers in their provision of key aspects of Training Services under the Contract.

Skills First quality charter
Skills First Quality Charter pdf (490kb)Skills First Quality Charter docx (118kb)

Fact sheets

Change in Control and other significant changes

This fact sheet helps training providers understand the requirements for notifying the Department about a Change in Control and other significant changes, such as changes to CEO, ownership or operations.

Change in control
pdf (201kb)docx (775.44kb)

Concessions

This factsheet explains the student concession entitlement, how to check and document a concession, the Department’s payment contribution, and training providers’ reporting requirements.

How to consider literacy and numeracy skills

This fact sheet explains how training providers should consider a student’s literacy and numeracy as part of a Pre-Training Review.

How to consider literacy and numeracy skills
pdf (251kb)docx (114kb)

Disallowed persons

This fact sheet helps training providers understand and comply with the Disallowed Person requirements in the Contract.

Disallowed persons
pdf (183kb)docx(117kb)

Evidence of Participation

This factsheet is designed to help training providers meet the Department’s expectations for documenting Evidence of Participation under the Skills First program.

Evidence of Participation
pdf (539.44kb)docx (775.44kb)

JobTrainer - understanding the 2022 JobTrainer arrangements

This fact sheet explains the Contract arrangements for the JobTrainer Fund, including student eligibility and enrolment, fees and payments, allocations, and reporting.

JobTrainer - understanding the 2022 JobTrainer arrangements
pdf (133kb)docx (133kb)

JobTrainer - deciding how to report JobTrainer students

This fact sheet explains how training providers can enrol and report JobTrainer students to ensure their organisation’s allocation of JobTrainer places is maximised and students pay the lowest available tuition fee.

JobTrainer - deciding how to report JobTrainer students
pdf (913kb)docx (1384kb)

Key features of the VET Funding Contract

This fact sheet gives a simple overview of the main features of the VET Funding Contract.

Key features of the VET Funding Contract
pdf (501kb)docx (378kb)

Quality in online delivery

This fact sheet gives an overview of requirements for online training and assessment under the Skills First program.

Quality in online delivery
pdf (142kb)docx (113kb)

Recordkeeping requirements

This fact sheet gives an overview of the key recordkeeping requirements under the Skills First program.

Recordkeeping requirements
pdf (181kb)docx (112kb)

Sighting and retaining evidence of eligibility

This fact sheet explains what training providers must sight and retain when checking a student’s evidence of eligibility for Skills First training.

Sighting and retaining evidence of eligibility
pdf (240kb)docx (122kb)

Skill sets - understanding skill sets

This fact sheet explains the Contract arrangements for Skills First skill sets, including allocations, student eligibility and enrolment, skill sets and Course Ins, fees and payments, and reporting.

Skill sets - understanding skill sets
pdf (235kb)docx (140kb)

Student eligibility for Skills First

This fact sheet explains how training providers should apply the Skills First eligibility requirements, including the limits on the amount of training and eligibility exemptions.

Student eligibility for Skills First
pdf (291kb)docx (129kb)

Student information and protection

This fact sheet summarises the rules about the type of information training providers must give students at various stages in their training.

Student information and protection
pdf (184kb)docx (124kb)

Students under 17

This fact sheet explains what training providers need to know before enrolling a student under 17, including the different rules for sighting and retaining a student’s exemption from school attendance.

Students under 17
pdf (153kb)docx (122kb)

Using electronic signatures

This factsheet helps training providers understand how to meet the Department’s expectations when using electronic signatures.

Using electronic signatures
pdf (212kb)docx (127kb)

Additional contract resources

Questions and answers about the VET Funding Contract

This Q&A answers some common questions to help training providers understand key concepts in the VET Funding Contract and Guidelines.

Audit (audit and review)

The Department's audit strategy has been developed to help training providers understand the audit program and how to prepare for funding and quality assurance audits and reviews.

Compliance expectations under the Contract

This guidance document helps training providers understand the Department’s approach to ensuring compliance with the terms of the contract, and how the Department responds when a concern or issue arises.

Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) and AQTF essential conditions and standards for continuing registration

For information on the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) and related documents, including the AQTF essential conditions and standards for initial and continuing registration, see: National Skills Standards Council (NSSC).

Standards for registered training organisations 2015

For information, see: Standards for registered training organisations 2015, and Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).

Practical placement guidelines

For guidance for registered training organisations when arranging practical placements for students undertaking vocational training, see Practical placement guidelines.

Purchasing guides

For copies of purchasing guides, see Victorian purchasing guides.

Victorian VET student statistical collection guidelines

For a copy of Victorian VET student statistical collection guidelines and other related documents, see VET data collection.

Acts

Commonwealth Acts

To view A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999, see: A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999, and for more Acts. see ComLaw.

Victorian Acts

For copies of the below Acts, see Victorian legislation and parliamentary documents.

  • Audit Act 1994
  • Disability Act 2006
  • Education and Training Reform Act 2006
  • Electronic Transactions (Victoria) Act 2000
  • Equal Opportunity Act 1995
  • Freedom of Information Act 1982
  • Information Privacy Act 2000
  • Penalty Interest Rates Act 1983 (Victoria)
  • Public Records Act 1973
  • Ombudsman Act 1973
  • Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities
  • Working With Children Act 2005

Outside websites

Previous years agreements

For students that commenced training between 1 January 2013 and 31 December 2013:

For students that commenced training between 1 January 2012 and 31 December 2012:

For students that commenced training between 1 January 2011 and 31 December 2011:

For students that commenced training between 1 January 2010 and 31 December 2010:

For students that commenced training between 1 January 2009 and 31 December 2009:

Contract terminations

The Department has a public duty to ensure government funds are used appropriately when training providers deliver Skills First training to students.

We can terminate a VET Funding Contract if we identify a training provider’s serious non-compliance with its terms.

Since 2015, the Department has terminated VET Funding Contracts for 47 training providers.

Legal name

Business name
RTO code
Termination date

Australasian College of Education and Training Pty Ltd

Hairdressing Training College
121666
May 2022

Coleraine Share Trading Pty Ltd

Lyons College
21986
November 2020

Elite Training Institute Pty Ltd

Elite Training Institute
40965
August 2020

Training Solutions For Life Pty Ltd

Voca
21670
February 2020

Pacific Institute of Training Pty Ltd

Pacific Institute of Training
21633
February 2020

Klein Corporation Pty Ltd

Training Institute of Australia
21136
October 2019

Complex Institute of Education Pty Ltd

Complex Training Academy
21009
March 2019

Loanworx (Aust) Pty Ltd

Skill Solutions
22185
June 2018

Murray College of Health Education Pty Ltd

Murray College of Vocational Education
3975
June 2018

Just Training Solutions Pty Ltd

Just Training Solutions
40887
April 2018

Care Training Institute Pty Ltd

Care Training Institute
40631
February 2018

Skills Right Now Pty Ltd

Orkut College of Management
40672
February 2018

Franklyn Scholar (Australia) Pty Ltd

Franklyn Scholar
7134
January 2018

Innovative Business Training Pty Ltd

Innovative Business Training
7134
January 2018

Mardo Group Pty Ltd

Student Training Services
22137
January 2018

Australian Careers Institute Pty Ltd

Sage Institute
110070
December 2017

Australian Institute of Technical Training Pty Ltd

Australian Institute of Technical Training
21978
October 2017

Australian Institute of Trades Pty Ltd

Institute of Hotel Management Australia
21496
October 2017

Hannan IT Pty Ltd

Pinnacle Institute of Education
20738
October 2017

International Institute of Training Pty Ltd

International Institute of Training
21628
September 2017

Newskills Pty Ltd

Newskills
4638
September 2017

Cherson Enterprises Pty Ltd

Cherson Enterprises
32070
August 2017

Industry Education and Training Services Pty Ltd

Industry Education and Training Services
21774
July 2017

Careers Australia Education Institute Pty Ltd

Careers Australia
22479
June 2017

Breakthrough Performance Consulting Pty Ltd

Breakthrough Performance
21805
March 2017

Southern Edge Training Pty Ltd

SET Solutions
4074
February 2017

St John's Regional College

St John's Regional College
6806
December 2016

Northed Pty Ltd

Northed International College
22179
September 2016

St Stephen Institute of Education Pty Ltd

St Stephen Institute of Technology
22336
August 2016

Goulburn Administration Services Limited

National Skills Group
3836
July 2016

Impel Solutions Pty Ltd

Train 2 Learn
22486
June 2016

Symbiosis Institute of Technical Education Pty Ltd

Symbiosis Institute of Technical Education
22331
June 2016

National Training Centre of Australia Pty Ltd

National Training Centre of Australia
6527
March 2016

Pass Global Pty Ltd

Altec College
22034
February 2016

Sragill Pty Ltd

Australian Vocational Education & Training Academy
21888
February 2016

Sher-E-Punjab Pty Ltd

South Pacific Institute
21967
January 2016

Pan Bird Pty Ltd

Heron Assess
22281
December 2015

Smart Customer Pty Ltd

Smart Training & Job Placement
21894
November 2015

Education Access (Australia) Pty Ltd

Education Access Australia
21265
October 2015

Thoan Pty Ltd

Australian Management Academy
21621
October 2015

North Melbourne College Aus Pty Ltd

Berkeley College
22316
August 2015

Yum Production Pty Ltd

International Professionals Institute
21145
August 2015

Waterford College Pty Ltd

Waterford College
21797
August 2015

BJSB Pty Ltd

The Imperial College of Australia
121966
July 2015

Management Institute of Australia No.2 Pty Ltd

Management Institute of Australia
31803
July 2015

MWT Institute Pty Ltd

MWT Institute
6954
July 2015

Consider This Training Pty Ltd

Consider This Training
21883
June 2015