To be eligible for a government subsidised place, you must meet the Victorian State Government eligibility criteria, which includes location, citizenship and education history, as outlined below. The program you have applied for must also be offering government subsidised places.
Location and citizenship
You must be physically present in Victoria for all of your studies. This includes attending training/classes that are delivered face-to-face on campus, and also being physically present in Victoria when accessing and studying course materials delivered by distance or online.
You must also be either:
- an Australian citizen, or
- an Australian Permanent Resident (holder of a permanent visa), or
- the holder of a Permanent Humanitarian visa (PHV), or
- a New Zealand citizen
You will be required to provide evidence of your citizenship or residency status before you can enrol, so make sure you can obtain original documents (or certified copies) that prove your citizenship or residency status.
To be eligible you:
- must not have started, or be due to start, more than two government subsidised Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) qualifications in the same calendar year, and
- must not have started, or be due to start, more than two government subsidised skill sets in the same calendar year, and
- must not be currently enrolled in two or more government subsidised programs (either AQF qualifications and/or skill sets) at the same time, and
- must not be currently enrolled in secondary school. This includes students enrolled in any government, non-government, independent, catholic or home school. School-based apprentices and trainees are exempt from this criteria.