The AIFL offers government funded training places under Skills First program previously known as Victorian Training Guarantee (VTG) to students in Victoria who are up-skilling or seeking a higher qualification than they already hold. Please see this page for further details.
If funding is not available to you, we are able to offer reasonable and flexible monthly direct debit instalments. Please contact us to discuss your situation with one of our staff members today.
User Choice is a national policy governing the flow of public funds to registered training organisations (RTOs). The purpose of User Choice is to make vocational education and training (VET) more responsive to the needs of industry and employers. User Choice is applied differently in each state and territory, according to regional and industry training needs and budget constraints. Please contact us to find out what the AIFL can offer your organisation.
Funding for apprenticeships and traineeships The Australian Government provides incentives to employers of apprentices and trainees. Funding amounts vary and start from $750.00 with extra financial assistance available for certain employers and under different conditions (e.g. if the apprentice is in a trade experiencing a skills shortage). Please see Australian Apprenticeships for more details or call us to discuss further.
State and territory governments also administer other funding schemes designed to assist employers and their trainees or apprentices. These include:
• travel and accommodation allowances
• tutorial assistance, interpreter and mentor services
• funds for the purchase of essential tools and protective equipment
• incentives or exemptions for payroll tax and workers’ compensation
• funding to address skills shortage, growth or emerging industries within the state or territory.
National Skills Needs List (NSNL) identifies occupations that are deemed to be in national skill shortage and is used to determine eligibility for a number of payments available under the Australian Apprenticeships Incentive Program. The standard commencement incentive is $1500 and the completion incentive is $2500, however conditions do apply. More information about the NSNL is available on the Australian Apprenticeships website.
Existing worker incentives Information about existing (or full–time) employee incentives is also available on the Australian Apprenticeships website. The standard commencement incentive varies from $0.00 to $1500; the completion incentive also varies from $0.00 up to $3000, however conditions do apply. Please talk to us about your options for efficiently up-skilling your workforce.
We realise that funding is an important yet complex area so we have experienced staff available to help you. Please call us on 1300 854 987 during business hours.