Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for a government subsidised place, students must meet certain eligibility. Any student who does not meet the eligibility criteria will be charged the full fee tuition rate.

To meet the citizenship/residency eligibility requirements, a student must be:

  • an Australian citizen or
  • a holder of a permanent visa or
  • a New Zealand citizen

Physically present in Victoria or a border region
A student must be undertaking all training and assessment while physically present in:
a} the State of Victoria; or
b} a border region with one of the following postcodes:

2546 5262, 5263
2548 - 2551 5267 - 5272
2625 - 2633 5277 - 5279
2640 - 2648 5290, 5291
2650, 2651, 2653, 2655, 2656 5302 - 5304
2658 - 2660 5311, 5333, 5340
2700, 2707 5342 - 5345
2710 - 2717 
2730 - 2739 

The '2 Skill Sets in a year' and '2 AQF qualification in a year' limits

In a calendar year, a student may only commence a maximum of 2:
a} Skills First subsidised Skill Sets; and 
b} Skills First subsidised programs that are AQF qualifications.

All new enrolments must provide the following original documents or certified copies to determine eligibility into a government subsidised training place.

To confirm citizenship/residency you must provide ONE of the following original documents or certified copies: 

  • Australian birth certificate (not birth extract); or
  • Current Australian passport; or
  • Current New Zealand passport; or
  • Naturalisation certificate; or
  • Current green Medicare card; or
  • Formal documentation issued by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection confirming permanent residence; or
  • A proxy declaration for individuals in exceptional circumstances;
  • an Australian citizenship by descent extract

Note: The university is required to maintain a copy of this evidence on our files for audit purposes.