Victorian Training Guarantee (VTG) Eligibility Check

Am I eligible for a government-subsidised training place?

In 2018 you are eligible for a government-subsidised training place if you are:

  • an Australian citizen
  • an Australian Permanent Resident (holder of a permanent visa)
  • a New Zealand citizen

and are any of the following:

  • under 20 years of age
  • seeking to enrol in an Approved Foundation Skills List course
  • seeking to enrol in VCE or VCAL
  • seeking to enrol in an apprenticeship
  • 20 years and older and ‘upskilling’ by seeking to enrol in a course at a higher level than your existing qualification

How many courses am I eligible for?

In 2018 you are eligible to begin two government subsidised courses, as long as you are not doing any more than two government subsidised courses at a time. For example, if you are continuing a government subsidised Certificate III from 2018, you can start one more course in 2018 until you finish (or withdraw from) your Aged Care course, then you can start a second course in 2018.

PLEASE NOTE: Individuals accessing the Victorian Training Guarantee will only be eligible to commence a maximum of two courses/qualifications at the same Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level (e.g. Certificate IV, Diploma) in their lifetime.

Please answer the following questions as part of your application process.

To be eligible, an individual must meet Victorian Training Guarantee requirements as follows:

Question 1:

Are you an Australian citizen; or a holder of a permanent visa; or a New Zealand citizen?


Question 2:

Are you under 20 years of age as at 1st of January 2018?


Question 3:

Are you over 20 years of age (as at 1 January 2018) and seeking to enrol in nationally recognised training in a course that is at a higher qualification level than the highest qualification held at the time of the scheduled commencement of training?