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Government Funding- Victoria

Government funded Courses are available again in 2019 at the International Institute of Technology (IIT) To see if you are eligible, take the quiz Skills First Funding for Eligible Victorian Students.

*The Victorian Government is offering “free” Tafe courses for some qualifications to eligible students in 2019. At IIT, our Government funded courses are actually cheaper than the Victorian Government’s initiative, due to the student admin fees you still have to pay those tafes for these “free” courses. The Tuition fee we charge is lower than these Tafe admin fees.

Take advantage of this amazing opportunity and get a qualification while saving your money, for a house, a new car or maybe that holiday you’ve been planning for so long! You only pay a minimal tuition fee to cover the cost of administration, books and resources. The Victorian Government pays for the rest of the course for you. This is not a loan! This is a funded contract, allowing eligible Victorian residents to gain funding for a qualification within Victoria without having to pay it back! It is not Vet Fee Help or part of the Victorian Student Loan scheme.

This is the tuition fee you pay for the courses on offer at IIT (*This includes face to face training and course material. Specific days are available for our courses in a workshop and if you register for tutorial workshop days, failure to attend without sufficient notice given to IIT, will mean you cannot attend that day again without a fee).

Certificate IV level- Tuition fee charged by IIT –$275
Diploma Level-Tuition fee charged by IIT- $375
Advanced Diploma level-Tuition fee charged by IIT- $475

With Government funded courses available in Victoria, you can obtain a qualification that will fast track your career, without straining your financial situation. Many people dream of gaining entry into the rewarding field of financial services, but are worried about the tuition costs involved in attaining a qualification. If you meet the eligibility criteria, email us to find out more about the course you intend to enrol in or talk to our experienced staff to find out about Skills First Funded Training Courses! 1300 883346

*Please note, when undertaking a Victorian Training Guarantee funded course, this may impact you gaining further funded courses in the future. For example, if you would like to enrol in two courses within one year, they can be the same level qualification but once you graduate from them you cannot enrol in the same level again the next year.                                                                                                    

As a guide to checking your eligibility, you cannot hold a qualification higher or the same level as the one you intend on enrolling in. ie; if you wish to enrol in a Diploma level course, you cannot hold a qualification higher than a Certificate IV in any field. If you want to enrol in a Certificate IV course then you cannot hold a qualification higher than a Certificate III in any field. Email to find out more or call 1300 88 33 46 to speak with one of our friendly compliance staff.

Choose IIT to reach your goals

Many students choose Government Funded Online Courses in Victoria, but at the International Institute of Technology (IIT) we also offer you tuition support workshops, which aid students in their efforts to obtain a qualification. Our tuition support classes provide students with the set of specific skills and knowledge they need to advance in the financial service industry. Holding a formal qualification is a crucial requirement to advancing in the professional market. IIT offer a great range of courses that will help you to reach your goals.

Give us a call today and find out more about Government Funded Training Courses we offer below. *All are nationally accredited and recognised.
Phone 1300 88 3346 

*If you are a company, wishing to put staff through a Federally funded qualification or through the Skills First program, call us know to find out more! Only certain qualifications are available through federal funding. You do not need to live in Victoria for the Federal funded traineeships but you must be a permanent resident of Australia and you need to meet other criteria to be eligible.

Concession Tuition Fees

Concessions on tuition fees for Government-subsidised training places are available for the following eligible students for Certificate I – IV courses only.

Commonwealth Health Care Card holders, and their dependent children and dependant spouses.    Pensioner Concession Card holders, and their dependent children and dependant spouses.    Veteran’s Gold Card holders (but not their dependants). Concessions for applicants who meet the Government-subsidised funding criteria mean course fees payable are equal to 20 per cent of IIT’s published standard  “Skills First” Tuition fee.

Please note: Enrolment for eligible students under the Skills First Program may impact access to further Government-subsidised training.  For above Card Holders, concessions do not apply to Diploma and Advanced Diploma level qualifications.

Indigenous Completions Initiative

The concession rate of 20 per cent applies to all courses, irrespective of the course level, for individuals who self-identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.

IIT encourage students with disabilities to enrol in a course suitable to their learning needs. Where necessary, reasonable adjustments will be made to accommodate students with disabilities. For students with learning disabilities, LLN testing and a pre enrolment interview will be organised by our assessors to determine if the student is eligible and able to undertake the level qualification they are interested in enrolling in.

*You are eligible to enrol in a maximum of 2 Skills First funded courses per year. You must finalise one course before you can enrol in the other course. Instalments on tuition fees are available. Call 1300 88 33 46 to find out more.

What is my next step?

Go through the eligibility criteria and if you are still unsure if you are eligible, please email or call one of our friendly support team on 1300 88 33 46 to find out how to enrol or gain more information.

Payment of the above fee entitles the student to full access of course materials for Distance Education and Blended tuition support workshops. Instalments can be used to pay for all of our courses.

What if I want to study and I don’t meet the eligibility criteria?

You can still study at IIT, but you may not be able to access a government-subsidised place.

AUSTUDY and ABSTUDY (Centrelink) **All Certificate IV qualifications at IIT are approved by Centrelink. *Centrelink has made changes to Diploma and above qualifications, as of January 2018. They are not covered by Austudy or Abstudy.

Austudy and Abstudy are financial assistance programs offered by the Federal Government. Austudy provides support for students and Australian Apprentices aged 25 or over.

You may get Austudy if you are a:

• full-time student aged 25 or over undertaking an approved course at an approved institution. Centrelink Approved Courses generally include secondary education courses, undergraduate courses, associate diplomas and some other diplomas, TAFE courses and some post-graduate courses. From 1 January 2018 only Cert IV qualifications are approved for Centrelink with IIT.

• full-time Australian Apprentice aged 25 or over with a current Commonwealth Registration Identification number.

You must also:

• be an Australian permanent resident
• be in Australia on the day you claim, and
• have lived in Australia for a total of two years

Please contact your nearest Centrelink or JobNetwork Member office to find out more details. Mention you wish to enrol in an IIT qualification and they will assist you further.

Disclaimer: The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment; and details of any other fees including but not limited to student services, amenities, goods or materials.