Special Initiatives

Current special initiatives

Asylum Seeker VET Program

If you are referred to training under the Asylum Seeker VET Program, you must meet all eligibility criteria for Skills First Program, except the citizenship/residency requirement.

You must present with the following documents:

  1. Referral to Government Subsidised Training Form from either the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) or the Australian Red Cross (ARC), or
  2. Evidence of your entitlement to a valid Bridging Visa Class E (BVE), Safe Haven Enterprise visa (SHEV) or Temporary Protection visa (TPV).

Note: Your Visa Grant Notice or your current Visa Entitlement will be verified through Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) System.

You may be eligible for concession fee if you present with a Referral to Government Subsidised Training form which was dated on or after 1st July 2016.

 

Retrenched employees

Retrenched employees must meet all eligibility criteria for a government subsidised place, except the ‘upskilling’ requirement.

If you are referred to training under this provision, you must present with a Training Referral Letter issued by a Regional Manager, Industry Engagement from the Department of Education and Training.

Once you’re referred to training, you must commence training within 12 months of the date shown on the Training Referral Letter.

 

Automotive Supply Chain Training Initiative

If you are an automotive supply chain employee, you must meet all eligibility criteria for a government subsidised place, except the ‘upskilling’ requirement.

If you are referred to training under this initiative, you must present with an Automotive Supply Chain Initiative referral letter issued by a Regional Manager, Industry Engagement from the Department of Education and Training.

Once you are referred to training, you must commence training within 12 months of the date shown on the Automotive Supply Chain Training Initiative referral letter.

 

Back to Work Scheme

Back to Work Scheme participants must meet all eligibility criteria for a government subsidised place, except the ‘upskilling’ and ‘2 at level in a lifetime’ requirement.

If you are referred to training under this scheme, you must present with an email issued by the State Revenue Office to your employer that confirms your status as a Back to Work participant.

 

 

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