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ACOD is an approved RTO and eligible to access funds to deliver government subsidised training. Each state has different subsidies available. Check the releveant state information below and contact us on  0416 095 263 or email us at to find out more.

Concession Fees

If you meet the eligibility criteria for the Victorian Government subsidised course, you may be entitled to a concession on your tuition fee. Concession fees are available to students who;

  • Self-identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent;

  • Are studying qualifications up to and including Certificate IV and prior to the commencement of training and hold a;

  • Health Care Card issued by the Commonwealth;

  • Pensioner Concession Card; or

  • Veteran’s Gold Card; or

  • An alternative card or concession eligibility criterion approved by the Minister;

  • A dependant spouse or dependant child of one of the above card holders;

Any applications for fee concessions must be accompanied with documentation that supports your eligibility for such concessions.

Am I Eligible?

From 1 January 2023, you need to meet these requirements to be eligible for Skills First subsidised training:



You must be:

  • an Australian citizen, or

  • an Australian permanent resident, or

  • a New Zealand citizen.


Physical location

You must be physically present in Victoria while participating in training and assessment.


Course limits

Skills First funding is limited to:

  • two courses at a time

  • two courses in a year.


Find out more about Skills First.

Eligible students under Skills First Vic pay up to a maximum course fee of $2950.

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


Skills First is a Victorian Government program that provides access to government-subsidised training for courses in growth industries.

The Victoria State Government, Department of Education and Training is responsible for Skills First and leads policy, planning, funding, regulation and advice on VET and employment in Victoria. For more information visit their website;

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding. Essential Skills Training and Recruitment is an approved training provider on a restricted contract.

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