The Victorian Training Guarantee


The Victorian Training Guarantee makes vocational 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.


Students eligible for the Higher Education and Skills Group (HESG) program receive government-subsidised tuition.

To be eligible, you must be:
- An Australian citizen
- An Australian Permanent Resident (holder of a permanent visa)
a New Zealand citizen
and are any of the following:

  • Under 20 years of age
    seeking to enrol in a Foundation Skills List course (and do not hold a Diploma or above qualification or are receiving core skills training in other sectors)
  • seeking to enrol in VCE or VCAL
  • seeking to enrol in an apprenticeship
  • 20 years and older and ‘upskilling’ by seeking to enrol in a course at a higher level than your existing qualification.

Please note that you are eligible to commence a maximum of two qualification level in your lifetime. This restriction applies whether or not you complete the course.

To check if you are eligible for government subsidised training, use this tool
Victorian Skills Gateway Eligibility Indicator


You can also contact Mamada Australia ( 03 9001 6939 ) to discuss your eligibility