For Businesses:

The Australian Government has introduced a number of initiatives to assist employers who take on an Australian Apprentice (also known as Traineeships). These initiatives provide generous financial incentives to eligible employers.

National Skills Institute has strong relationships with government contracted Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider (AASN) and works closely with these organisations to keep up to date with all the funding and incentive opportunities that may be available to you.  Further details are available at:

In addition to the Australian Government incentives, the State Government also provides a range of incentive to employers who employ trainees.  These include Work Cover exemptions and completion bonuses – conditions apply.

For Individuals:

The Victorian Skills First Program

There is no better time to make a start on gaining new skills, or upgrading your existing skills, to help you get the job or the promotion you want.
Funded by the Federal and Victorian Governments, 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.

Are you eligible?

If you are an Australian citizen; or holder of a permanent visa; or a New Zealand citizen, you may be eligible for a government-subsidised place in a vocational training course.

You can go to the Victorian Skills Gateway Website to check whether you may be eligible:

Your eligibility will be determined by the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) when you enrol in a vocational training course. Some RTOs do not have access to government subsidised training places and charge full fee for service rates.  Most of our courses are funded for eligible Victorians, so choose carefully! 

Traineeships & Apprenticships

Traineeships and Apprenticeships are structured training programs comprising a mixture of core and elective units delivered as either on or off-the-job training along with practical experienced gained on-the-job. Traineeships and Apprenticeships are nationally recognised and are industry endorsed pathways to attaining qualifications.

With or without the Traineeship and Apprenticeship Program, we can assist you to:

  • Develop new skills for your workforce
  • Increase productivity and efficiency
  • Improve health and safety
  • Boost profitability
  • Stay ahead of the competition
  • Address staff turnover and skill shortage issues
  • Comply with regulatory or licensing requirements
  • Implement new technologies
  • Retain customers
  • Prepare for expansion
  • Decrease the required level of staff supervision

For further information on Traineeships / Apprenticeships and Government incentives, Contact Us or your local AASN provider:

National Skills Institute Pty Ltd      RTO No. 22528

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