Skills First Funding (Victoria)

Learn about our Skills First Eligible courses at Acknowledge Education

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What is Skills First funding?

Skills First is a Victorian Government program that provides access to government-subsidised training for courses in growth industries. If you are eligible, your tuition fees will be lower.

Am I eligible?

From 1 January 2024, you need to meet these requirements to be eligible for Skills First subsidised training:



You must be:

  • an Australian citizen, or
  • an Australian permanent resident, or
  • a New Zealand citizen.

Physical location

You must be physically present in Victoria or a border region while participating in training and assessment.


Course limits

Skills First funding is limited to:

  • two courses at a time
  • two courses in a year.

Courses that are available as a government subsidised course?

Acknowledge Education is currently offering the following courses under Skills First:

  • Certificate III in Patisserie (SIT31021)
  • Certificate IV in Patisserie (SIT40721)
  • Certificate IV in Kitchen Management (SIT40521)
  • Diploma of Hospitality Management (SIT50422)

Skill First courses are delivered with Victorian funding for eligible applicants. People with disability are encouraged to apply.

Course Fees and Charges

You can view the fees and charges for these courses on 2024 Skills First Statement of Fees and Charges.

Further infromation

You can check if you are eligible for a government-subsidised place by using the government’s online Victorian Skills Gateway Eligibility Indicator. You can also read the Skills First Program Student Eligibility Requirement fact sheet.

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