Victorian Funding Register for RTOs

Victorian Government Department of Education

The Victorian state government has announced that any RTOs wishing to access funding in that state will need to enter into a VET funding contract with the Department in order to deliver government funded training under the Victorian Training Guarantee.

As anyone that’s accessed funding knows, applying for/utilising funding can be a painful process but is often well worth the effort…especially if your organisation is short on funds for training. So, if you’re an RTO in Victoria (or an organisation with staff or clients in Victoria), you’d be well advised to apply ASAP. Continue reading

In the News – National skills agreement signed

By: The Sydney Morning Herald – 13/04/2012

All states and territories have signed on to the federal government’s skills  package in a deal which is worth $1.75 billion to them in incentive  payments. As well the commonwealth is putting up $7.2 billion over five years to pay  for a training entitlement.

It will lead to 375,000 extra people getting skilled qualifications over the  next five years, with all working-age Australians guaranteed a government-funded  training place. Continue reading