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Skills First Funding



Victorian Government subsidised training scheme - Skills First Program

The Skills First Program, launched in January 2017, is a Victorian Government initiative providing subsidised training for eligible individuals and aims to support those courses which are most likely to lead to employment.

Skills First offers real training for real jobs, through:

  • High-quality training that students and industry can trust, aligned to industry and workforce needs.
  • A real voice for industry in training.
  • Funding for learners who require additional support to engage with and succeed in education and training.
  • Access to targeted, relevant training for students in regional areas. 

Funding is only provided for training that meets the needs of students, industry and the economy.

Skills First ensures Victoria can provide the skilled workers needed for the six sectors primed for major job growth: medical technology and pharmaceuticals, new energy technology, food and fibre, transport, defence and construction technology, international education and professional services.

It is funded with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding, and is subject to eligibility criteria outlined below.

Please note, this is subsidised training - the funding is NOT a loan.


Skills First funding Contract 2018-19 (extended to 31st December 2021)

AAMC Training Group is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 51428) and has a contract with the Department of Education and Training to deliver government subsidised training under the Skills First Program. The Training Services are provided to Eligible Individuals and the training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

The courses which attract the funding under the Skills First Program through AAMC Training include the:

(Funding only available for Face to Face delivery mode). 

Skills First Program – Eligibility Criteria
Skills First Program – Tuition Fees
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