VET funding contracts

Contracts between the Department and training providers, including individual TAFE institutes, for the delivery of government subsidised training.

The contract and related guidelines set out the requirements that training providers must abide by to maintain compliance as contracted providers in receipt of government subsidy. They also set standards of behaviour and minimum requirements for the delivery of training services.

You can access current contracts, related guidelines and previous service agreements from this website. These documents may be updated by the Department from time to time.

Contracted training providers should always refer to any contract notifications on the Skills Victoria Training System (SVTS) to ensure they are referring to the most up-to-date version of the contract.

Training Providers can apply to be contracted to deliver government subsidised training in nationally recognised qualifications. For information on this application process, see Applying for a VET Funding Contract​.

Market Parameters for Skills First 2019 

Please be advised that the Department will not run a further Provider Selection Process for a single-year 2019 VET Funding Contract.

Current Training Providers holding a 2018-19 VET Funding Contract are directed to SVTS. The Department has published Contract Notification 2018-18 regarding the process for 2019 Allocations to currently contracted Training Providers.

2018-2019 contracts

These VET funding contracts apply to students commencing training from 1 January 2018:

Skills First Quality Charter


Determining student eligibility and supporting evidence

The guidelines about Determining student eligibility and supporting evidence describe the requirements for training providers assessing student eligibility and documenting the necessary supporting evidence.


The guidelines about Fees describe requirements regarding tuition fees and other fees associated with Government subsidised training and set out the financial and accountability requirements of training providers with regard to fees. The guidelines apply to all enrolments in Victorian government subsidised training.

Apprenticeship/Traineeship Training Delivery

The guidelines about apprenticeship/traineeship training delivery describe additional requirements for training delivery to apprentices and trainees.

Previous years agreements

Additional contract resources

Audit (Contract Compliance Audit Strategy)

The Victorian Training Guarantee (VTG) audit strategy has been developed to assist training providers to understand the audit program and to provide information on how to prepare for contract compliance audits.

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.

Claims (guide to claims)

To view the guide to claims for contracted RTOs, see Skills Victoria Training System.

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.


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