Contracts between the Department of Education and Training (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.
These VET Funding Contracts apply to students commencing training from 1 January 2022:
2022 Standard VET Funding Contract - Skills First program - version 3
2022 TAFE VET Funding Contract - Skills First program - version 3
2022 Dual sector VET Funding Contract - Skills First program - version 3
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
These guidelines describe the requirements about tuition fees and other fees associated with Skills First training, and the financial and accountability requirements for fees.
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
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.
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.
This fact sheet helps training providers understand and comply with the Disallowed Person requirements in the Contract.
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.
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 - 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.
Key features of the VET Funding Contract
This fact sheet gives a simple overview of the main features of the VET Funding Contract.
Quality in online delivery
This fact sheet gives an overview of requirements for online training and assessment under the Skills First program.
This fact sheet gives an overview of the key recordkeeping requirements under the Skills First program.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Using electronic signatures
This factsheet helps training providers understand how to meet the department’s expectations when using electronic signatures.
Additional contract resources
Questions and answers about the VET Funding Contract
Answers to common questions to help training providers understand key concepts in the VET Funding Contract and Guidelines.
Audit (audit and review)
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
|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
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
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|