Government Subsidised Place Special Initiatives
A number of special initiatives may have relaxed certain element/s only of the eligibility criteria, including:
Asylum Seekers and Victims of Human Trafficking Initiative
Individuals referred to training under the Asylum Seekers and Victims of Human Trafficking Initiative must meet all Skills First eligibility criteria except the citizenship requirements.
Individuals must present with either:
- their authorised referral form/s from the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre or the Australian Red Cross, prior to enrolment; or
- their visa to enable Institute staff to undertake an online VEVO check to validate that your visa complies – please remember to bring your visa with you
Eligible visas are:
- Bridging Visa Class E (BVE);
- Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (SHEV); or
- Temporary Protection Visa (TPV); or
- Bridging Visa Class F (BVF); or
- Humanitarian Stay (Temporary) (subclass 499) visa; or
- Temporary (Humanitarian Concern) (subclass 786) visa.
Eligible individuals will receive access to a government subsidised place in a government-funded Senior Secondary or VET course. Concession tuition fee rates will also apply at the Senior Secondary and Certificate I-IV course levels only. (No concession applies to tuition fees at the Diploma or higher level).
Skills First Youth Access Initiative
This initiative is to support young people who have been, or are currently on a Youth Justice Order or a Child Protection Order or are a resident of an Education First Youth Foyer, and who are 24 years of age and under, to participate in education and training.
Individuals referred to training under this Initiative must meet all Skills First eligibility criteria
Individuals must present with their authorized referral letter from the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing, The Deparment of Education and Training/ Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions, the Department of Justice & Community Safety or an approved referral agency contracted by the Victorian or Commonwealth Government to provide services to children, youth and/or families.
Eligible individuals will receive access to a government subsidised place in a government-funded Senior Secondary or VET course. A full tuition fee waiver will apply.
Delivery of Training to Support the 10-Year Industry Plan for Family Violence Prevention and Response
This initiative is to support students wishing to undertake the 22510VIC Course in identifying and responding to family violence risk.
Under this initiative, students may be exempted from
- 2 skill sets in a year limit and/or
- 2 programs at a time limit
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