Australian Institute of Vocational Development (AIVD) is a Skills First Training Provider. This means we are approved to deliver training and assessment services funded by the Victorian Government to meet the needs of students, industry and the economy. There is strict eligibility criteria that each student will need to meet for all funded programs.
In addition to the Skills First Program, the Australian Government has extended it’s response to COVID-19, JobTrainer until 31 December 2022.

Alternatively, students can pay a Fee For Service in the event you are not eligible for any Government funding. Learn more about this option here



Skills First is a set of reforms for the training and TAFE sector that includes a new approach to training, additional support for the courses that are most likely to lead to employment, and a higher benchmark for training quality. Skills First will ensure that Victoria can provide the skilled workers needed for the six sectors predicted for major growth; medical technology and pharmaceuticals, new energy technology, food and fibre, transport, defence and construction technology, international education and professional services. 


Whether you’re an apprentice, a worker seeking retraining, a learner needing extra support or a regional student looking for a course in your local area. Since January 2017, Skills First has given students of all ages, high-quality training in skills employers are looking for. Under Skills First, there is more support for apprentices and trainees, more options for older workers to retrain and upskill as our economy changes, a commitment to high-quality training and better support for disadvantaged students. 

Check if you’re eligible HERE.



The Australian Government has partnered with state and territory governments to establish a $1 billion JobTrainer Fund. The Australian Government committed $500 million in 2020-21, which is being matched by contributions from state and territory governments.

This initial investment will provide around 300,000 additional training places that are free or low fee, in areas of identified skills need such as health, aged and disability care, IT and trades for job seekers and young people, including school leavers.The first Phase of JobTrainer supported over 270,000 enrolments in JobTrainer funded training places. The extension of the Fund will support around 163,000 additional training places.

As part of the 2021-22 Budget, the Australian Government announced it would commit an additional $500 million, to be matched by state and territory governments, to expand the JobTrainer Fund by up to 163,000 places and extend the program until 31 December 2022, subject to state and territory agreement. This will bring the total funding available for free and low-fee training under the Fund to $2 billion. The final number of places will be dependent on the mix of qualifications and short courses and will support training in digital skills and upskilling in critical industries like aged care.


Job seekers and young people, including school leavers, can now take advantage of subsidised training to learn skills for jobs in demand.

JobTrainer funding is available for full qualifications and short courses, based on a list agreed between the National Skills Commission and the state and territory governments. State and territory governments are responsible for determining which qualifications and short courses to prioritise from the agreed list, with focus on training in areas of anticipated employment growth.

Training places under JobTrainer are now available. Further information on the JobTrainer Fund is available on the Your Career website and the My Skills website.


We offer training solutions to deliver high quality training that meets the needs of industry. Our goal is to understand your business needs and design a solution that delivers a result that you can measure.

All of our products are also able to delivered for a fee for service. This is a great option, if you don’t qualify for government funding/subsidies and we are happy to discuss available payment options to you.

Get in touch with us to discuss your eligibility for government funding