Am I eligible for a government subsidy?

Eligibility criteria for funding under the Victorian Training Guarantee is set by the Victorian State Government. Not all students will be eligible for a government subsidy.

If you are eligible, the Victorian State Government will cover some of the costs associated with your course, although you will still be required to pay fees.

If you are not eligible, you will be required to pay the non-government subsidised education and training course fees.

To be eligible for a government subsidy, students must meet a number of criteria and the Victorian Government may make changes to these criteria from time to time. Check the Victorian Skills Gateway for fees, funding and financial support.

You must provide documentation to support your claim for any government subsidy.

To find out if you are eligible for funding, answer a few simple questions here to help determine your eligibility.


An apprentice is defined as a person who has entered into a registered training contract seeking to undertake a qualification that is defined as an apprenticeship in a relevant Victorian Approved Training Scheme. An apprentice does not include a person who:

  • has entered into a training contract registered interstate
  • is undertaking a pre-apprenticeship
  • is a party to a registered training contract in a qualification defined as a traineeship in a relevant Victorian Approved Training Scheme.


The responsibility for granting exemptions rests with the CEO and interested applicants should contact Bendigo TAFE via or phone 13 TAFE (13 8233)​.​​​​​