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. See: Skills Victoria Training System
Training Providers can apply to be contracted to deliver government subsidised training in nationally recognised qualifications. For information on this application process, see the page:
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.
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
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
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