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Eligibility and Enrolment

Funded enrolment eligibility

You may be eligible for government subsidised training in the State of Victoria under the Skills First Program if you are:
– an Australian citizen; or
– an Australian permanent resident (or holder of a permanent visa); or
– a New Zealand citizen; and
– be physically present in the State of Victoria at all times during the training and assessment.

Participants can only commence a maximum of two:
– Skills First subsidised Skill Sets in a year; and
– Skills First subsidised programs that are AQF qualifications in a year.

Participants can only commence a maximum of two Skills First subsidised programs at any one time.

Please visit the Victorian Skills Gateway website to check your eligibility.

Concession tuition fee

Eligible Victorian residents may be entitled to the concession tuition fee, if they hold a current and valid Commonwealth Government concession card:
– Health Care Card issued by the Commonwealth;
– Pensioner Concession Card; or
– Veteran’s Gold Card.

Proof of concession is required. Students must also meet the funded enrolment eligibility criteria set above.

Indigenous learners can access concession rates at any level (with or without concession card).

Fee For Service tuition fee (not funded)

Australian permanent residents who do not qualify for a Victorian and Commonwealth Government funded enrolment can access training via our full fee for service rate.

Please see Course Fees for individual course and qualification fees.

ACFE Funding (Adult Community and Further Education)

To be eligible to enrol in funded pre-accredited training, participants must be:
– An Australian or New Zealand Citizen; or
– A holder of an Australian permanent visa;
– An Asylum Seeker holding a valid visa;

– Be 17 years and over and not enrolled at school;
– Under 17 and not enrolled at school with exemption (evidence required).

Payment Plans

Payment Plans are available to assist students with paying off course fees. Regular instalments are required to be made over the duration of the course or qualification. Payment Plans do not incur any additional fees.

Certificates and/or Statements of Attainment are not issued until all fees are paid.


Attendance at an Information and Enrolment Session is mandatory for all participants wishing to undertake any full qualifications with Advance. Information and Enrolment Sessions will take, on average, 1-2 hours to complete all required documentation.   The Information and Enrolment Session will cover the following:
– General information regarding the course/qualification you wish to undertake;
– Practical Placement requirements and support provided (if any);
– Information on the local labour market and potential employment opportunities;
– An outline of how training and assessment of your qualification will be completed;
– Information on, and assessment of, eligibility for government funding;
– A one-on-one interview with the Career Practitioner;
– Completion of general enrolment documents; and
– Completion of a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment and learning style assessment.

When attending an Enrolment Session, please ensure you bring your Medicare Card, Photo ID (Driver’s Licence, Proof of Age Card, Passport, Birth Certificate), Health Care Card, and any other suitable ID. This ID may be required for funding applications and/or police checks.

Please submit an online course enquiry to find out more.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

A USI is your individual education number for life. It also gives you an online record of your vocational education and training (VET) undertaken in Australia.

If you’re at university, TAFE or doing other nationally recognised training, you need a USI. Without one, you can’t get Commonwealth financial assistance or your qualification or statement of attainment.

Please visit the following website for further information: Transcript/Training Records on the USI website, which includes a selection of FAQs.