The Victorian Training Guarantee

Now is the ideal time to make a start on gaining new skills, or upgrading your existing skills, to help you get the job you want.

The Victorian Training Guarantee is making vocational education and training more accessible to people who do not hold a post-school qualification, or who want to gain a higher level qualification than they already hold.

There are now an unlimited number of government-subsidised training places available to people who meet the eligibility criteria.

There are a range of courses on offer at Macquarie College available through the Victorian Training Guarantee.

Some of the key questions you may have about enrolling in a vocational education or training course are:

Can I get a place in vocational education and training?

  • The Victorian Training Guarantee is making training more accessible to people who do not have a post-school qualification, or who want to gain a higher level qualification than they already hold.
  • The Victorian Training Guarantee entitles eligible students to a government subsidised place at Macquarie College.

Am I eligible for the Victorian Training Guarantee?

  • If you are aged under 20 years, you are eligible for a government subsidised training place (subject to admission requirements and availability) at Macquarie College.
  • If you are aged over 20 years, you are eligible for a government subsidised training place at Macquarie College that will get you a higher qualification than you already hold (subject to admission requirements and availability).

What are the fees?

  • If you are eligible for a government subsidised place, some of the cost of the course will be covered by the government and the rest you will have to pay.
  • Fees are capped, so there is a maximum you will pay regardless of how much government subsidised training you complete in the year.

Can I get assistance with paying fees?

  • Concessions are available for study at Certificate I to IV levels for Health Care Cardholders studying in a government subsidised place.
  • Apprentices and trainees may be eligible for a tuition fee concession at any course level, while indigenous students always pay the minimum fee in a government subsidised training place.

Am I eligible?

Students must meet citizenship and other eligibility requirements for any government subsidised training at any course level. The citizenship requirement is that the student must be an Australian citizen, or a holder of a permanent visa, or a New Zealand citizen.

Do I need to be working in the industry?

No, you do not need to be working at all. Only the eligibility criteria need to be met.

What courses are under the Victorian Training Guarantee?

Subject to applicant’s eligibility, all of the nationally recognised courses listed on this website are available.