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Skills First Victorian Government Funding


Monarch Institute delivers training with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding, under the Skills First 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.

You must meet all three criteria below to qualify for a funded place:

1.You are a citizen or permanent resident**.

This means you must be either:

  • an Australian citizen
  • a holder of a permanent visa
  • a New Zealand citizen (i.e. visa sub-class 444).

2.  You must be physically present in Victoria or border region

This means you must be undertaking all training and assessment while physically present in:

  • the State of Victoria: or
  • a border region with one of the postcodes listed in the eligibility form below.


3. In a calendar year, you may only commence a maximum of two:

a) Skills First subsidised Skill Sets; and
b) two Skills First subsidised qualification.

You may only commence a maximum of two Skills First subsidised programs at any one time.
Please note that recommencing the same or superseding version of a qualification you have previously commenced may not count toward these requirements, provided you meet all other eligibility criteria.



Course Fees

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.


Accounting and Finance Courses

Course  Non Concessional Price Concessional Price Indigenous Price

FNS50222 Diploma of Accounting

$2,100 NA Fee waived

FNS60222 Advanced Diploma of Accounting

$2,100 NA Fee waived

Information Technology Courses

Course Non Concessional Price Concessional Price Indigenous Price

ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology

$2,100 $420 Fee waived

ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology

$2,100 NA Fee waived


Concession Eligibility

Concessions on tuition fees for government-subsidised training places are available for:

  • Health Care Card holders, their dependant children and dependant spouses.
  • Pensioner Concession Card holders, their dependent children and dependant spouses
  • Veteran’s Gold Card holders (but not their dependants)

Skills First Fee Waiver Eligibility

Students of Aborginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are eligible for a fee waiver under Skills First. 

Certification of Documents

Certification of documentsIn 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.

**You may be from the citizenship/permanent residence eligibility criterion if you have study rights, and any of the below:

i) are referred to training via the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre or the Australian Red Cross Victims of Human Trafficking Program and present a ‘Referral to Government Subsidised Training – Asylum Seekers’ form;

ii) hold, or are a dependant of an individual who holds, a valid humanitarian, protection or refugee visa;

iii) hold a bridging visa and have lodged an application f or a humanitarian, protection or refugee visa; or

iv) hold a bridging visa and have lodged an application under section 417 or section 48B of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) which is yet to be determined





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