VICTORIAN TRAINING GUARANTEE
Because training is important to your business and the Victorian economy, the Government will contribute on average around 70-90 per cent of the fees for eligible employees under the Victorian Training Guarantee.
This entitles every Victorian who meets the Australian citizen/residency requirements to a subsidised training place in an accredited course. Your employees are eligible if they are:
- applying to do a course at a higher level than any qualification they already hold; or
- under the age of 20 and applying for a course in any qualification; or
- applying to do a Foundation Skills course (English language, literacy, numeracy and vocational preparation); or
- applying to do a course as an apprentice (as long as they have registered training contracts).
How can I find the right course for my staff?
You can find out about a huge variety of courses from the Skills Victoria website.
Who can help me get started?
1. Skills for Growth
At no cost, eligible small and medium sized businesses can work with an independent specialist to review skills, plan for your business future and identify training opportunities. This service is provided through Skills For Growth: the Workforce Development Program.
For more information visit the Business Victoria website, or call Business Victoria on 13 22 15.
2. Market Facilitation Managers
Skills Victoria's Market Facilitation Managers can provide advice and support about your skills and training needs.
They are highly experienced in the skills sector and can assist you to make the most of the opportunities provided by the Victorian Training Guarantee. Market Facilitation Managers are located throughout Victoria and this service won't cost you anything.
To find the Market Facilitation Manager in your region:
Office: (03) 5895 4102
Mobile: 0409 903 926
Office: (03) 5337 8444
Mobile: 0417 598 455
Office: (03) 5442 4100
Mobile: 0418 861 511
Barwon South West
Office: (03) 5221 4902
Mobile: 0419 281 057
Southern and Eastern Metropolitan
Office: (03) 9938 0145
Mobile: 0418 816 065
Office: (03) 9334 1306
Mobile: 0448 535 248
Office: (03) 9935 0609
Mobile: 0407 469 858
Melbourne CBD and Gippsland
Office: (03) 9651 4627
Mobile: 0438 474 884
3. Apprentices and Trainees
The Victorian Government and the Australian Government provide a range of incentives and assistance to support individuals and businesses with the uptake and sucessful completion of apprenticeships and traineeships.
The Skills Victoria website has further details.