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Friday, 26 August 2016 12:50 PM

2017 Skills First Training System

Skills First – Real Training for Real Jobs
2017 Funded Course List Released

Steve Herbert and the Andrews Labor Government, today have released the following information in regards to changes to Victoria’s training and TAFE system for 2017, making sure Victorians have the right skills for the jobs of the future.

Building on the work the Labor Government has already done, Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert today outlined the promised changes to fix training and TAFE in Victoria. Skills First will result in a high quality, stable system that restores the confidence of students, employers and industry.

The reforms will feature:

  • a more managed and focused training and TAFE system, with only providers who meet high standards getting government funded contracts
  • a clearer industry voice where training funded by government ensures students don’t waste their time or money on courses that rarely lead to a job

Students and industry will still be able to choose between TAFEs, dual sector universities, community and quality private training providers for government-funded training.

Through Skills First, the Government will ensure industry has a clearer voice in which courses are funded, students will get real training that leads to real jobs and public money will be well spent.

The new funded course list will comprise courses with strong job outcomes, including apprenticeships and high-value traineeships and courses linked to government priorities that are of greatest value to the Victorian economy. View the full list here.

This is positive news for those Registered Training Organisations who offer training via apprenticeship and traineeships.

Please contact us to start planning for 2017.

Thank you,

Kara Prichard – 0418 561 929
Michael Jansen – 0400 225 147

For more details on the new system, go to
For full media release click here

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