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JobTrainer Victorian Government Funding

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Monarch Institute delivers training with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding, under the JobTrainer program. The funding only applies for eligible Victorian students. The funding is not a loan; unlike other government funding, like VET Student Loans, you won’t have to pay it back. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Accounting and Finance Courses

Information Technology Courses

It is recommended that you are able to commit to 10 hours of study per week in order to successfully complete these qualifications.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Please refer to Monarch’s Student Information Handbook for information on our Fees, Charges and Refund Policy and our Complaints and Appeals Policy and information on all student services and amenities.

Qualification Eligibility

You must meet all three criteria below:

  1. You are a citizen or permanent resident

To be eligible you must be either:
– an Australian citizen
– an Australian permanent resident (PR) i.e. holder of a permanent visa or Humanitarian Stay (Temporary) (Subclass 449) visa
– a New Zealand citizen (i.e. visa sub-class 444).

2. You must be physically present in the State of Victoria during the course

3. You fall into one of these categories

  • You are 17 to 24 years old when the qualification starts
  • You are a job seeker of any age (defined for the purpose of JobTrainer, as someone who holds a concession card or is unemployed. See eligibility form for ways to show job seeker status)
  • enrolling in an aged care, disability services, children’s services or digital skills course (regardless of age or employment status).

Certification of documents

In most cases Monarch Institute staff can verify your documents online or if you prefer you can get your documents certified. Click here to find out where to get your documents certified.

Further eligibility conditions

In your lifetime, you can only do:
• one AQF qualification under JobTrainer
• one skill set under JobTrainer.

Impact of JobTrainer on future Skills First eligibility

AQF qualifications

Like any other Skill First enrolment, completion of an AQF qualification in JobTrainer will be counted towards the ‘upskilling’ requirement.

Also, a commencement in a qualification under JobTrainer must be taken into account for the ‘2 AQF qualifications in a year’ and ‘2 at a time’ volume limits when applying for future Skills First funding.

Skill sets

Completing a JobTrainer skill set doesn’t result in an AQF qualification, so it isn’t counted towards the ‘upskilling’ requirement for a future Skills First enrolment.

A commencement in a JobTrainer skill set must be taken into account when assessing whether you meet the ‘2 skill sets in a year’ and ‘2 at a time’ volume limits.
You can commence only one AQF qualification and one skill set under JobTrainer in your lifetime.

Withdrawing and recommencing in the same JobTrainer qualification

If you withdraw and recommence in the same JobTrainer qualification you can continue to receive the JobTrainer benefits, during the time the JobTrainer initiative is still active.

Other Considerations

You are not eligible to receive funding if you are:

a) enrolled in a school (unless you are a School Based Apprentice or Trainee). This includes: i) any government, non-government, independent or Catholic school; or ii) a student registered for home schooling in Victoria;

b) a prisoner held at a prison within the meaning of the Corrections Act 1986 (Vic);
c) detained under the Mental Health Act 2014 (Vic), the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997 (Vic) or the Sentencing Act 1991 (Vic) at the Thomas Embling Hospital; or
d) detained (other than on weekend detention) under the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 (Vic) or the Sentencing Act 1991 (Vic) or held on remand in a youth justice facility.

These exclusions do not apply to individuals who are: a) either: i) young people on community based orders made under the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 (Vic); or ii) individuals held in Judy Lazarus Transition Centre; and

b) able to physically access training outside of a custodial setting without supervision.

Please note that accessing this funding could impact access to further government subsidised training.

Time Commitment

It is recommended that you are able to commit to 10 hours of study per week in order to successfully complete these qualifications.

Tuition Fee Exemptions

Tuition fee exemptions (i.e. nothing to pay out of pocket) may be available for:

  • those under the Young People Transitioning from Care initiative (must present a referral from with enrolment)
  • young people on non-custodial community based orders (must present a letter confirming status from the Youth Justice Unit of the Department of Human Services with your enrolment)
  • prisoners from the Judy Lazarus Transition Centre only (must present a letter confirming status from Centre management with your enrolment)

Financial Hardship

Experiencing severe financial hardship? Get in touch on 1300 738 955 to discuss your tuition fee options.

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Don’t hesitate to call one of Monarch’s friendly Course Consultants if you have any questions.