Student Support

TQMS – Training & Quality Management Services

Our Strengths

  • Customised Service
  • Tailored programs for specific industry needs
  • When on holidays

  • Workplace based training
  • Face to face delivery
  • Tailored to workforce availability
  • Technical and industry experience and expertise
  • Catering for multicultural workforces
  • Nationally accredited training
  • Specific industry skill set training, such as VITAL, HACCP and TACCP
  • Our student’s needs are front of mind

Overview of Skills First

The Skills First is making vocational education and training more accessible to people who do not hold a post-school qualification, or who want to gain a higher level qualification than they already hold.

Full implementation of the Skills First came into effect on 1 January 2011, providing government-subsidised training to all eligible Victorians choosing to undertake vocational education and training (VET). It can be accessed at any time and it will continue to be available for training at successively higher levels of education. While a person keeps moving up the qualification scale, the VTG will continue to subsidise their training.


You are eligible for a government-subsidised training place if you are:

  • An Australian citizen
  • An Australian Permanent Resident, including any of the following:
    • Bridging visa class E
    • Safe Haven Enterprise visa
    • Temporary Protection visa
    • Bridging visa class F
    • Humanitarian Stay (Temporary) (subclass 449) visa
    • Temporary (Humanitarian Concern) (subclass 786) visa.
  • A New Zealand citizen
  • Physically present in Victoria when doing your training and assessment

You are eligible to begin two government subsidised courses in any calendar year and be enrolled and training in no more than two government-subsidised course at a time. For example, if you are continuing a government subsidised Certificate III in Meat Safety from a previous calendar year, you can start one more course in this calendar year until you finish (or withdraw from) your Meat Safety course, then you may be able to start a second course in the current calendar year subject to eligibility requirements.

Skills First

Further information is available on the Victorian Government Department of Education and Early Childhood Development website:

Federal Government Funding

Federal Government funding is available for eligible individuals undertaking further education, study or training with government approved Registered Training Organisations(RTO’s).

Further information is available about Australian Government training grants on their website: