Maximise Your Workforce Potential with the Skills First Program

Maximise Workforce Potential with the Skills First Program

Are you looking for a way to improve productivity, upskill your workforce and reduce training costs for your business? The Skills First program offers rail industry businesses the opportunity to receive high-quality accredited rail training delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

What is the Skills First program?

Available through CERT Training, the Skills First program is a Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding initiative that provides eligible individuals and businesses access to high-quality, Victorian government-subsidised training.

This program is designed to support the growth and development of Victoria’s rail infrastructure industry by providing high-quality training and upskilling opportunities for eligible Victorian students and workers at lower tuition fees.

Funding for eligible trainees on the TLI27121- Certificate II in Rail Infrastructure is available.

What is Skills First funding?

The cost of training employees eligible for Skills First funding is incredibly cost-effective, making it an outstanding opportunity for rail industry businesses to upskill their workforce. The funding covers most of the training costs, leaving only ancillary fees and training business expenses to be paid by the company. This means that businesses can access high-quality accredited training without breaking the bank, making it an intelligent investment in the future of your workforce. With the support of Victorian and Commonwealth Governments, it’s never been easier or more affordable to upskill your employees.

Plus, CERT Training is here to help you access this funding and incentives. Our team of experts will support you throughout the process, from checking staff eligibility to offering in-house, site-based or off-site training options that suit your business needs.

If you receive Government funding for TLI27121- Certificate II in Rail Infrastructure and have your training delivered by CERT Training’s highly experienced and industry-recognised rail trainers, you can reduce the burden of administration and compliance while ensuring your employees receive the best possible training.

What are the Skills First eligibility requirements?

To be eligible for Skills First subsidised-training, individuals must first meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be a Victorian resident
  • Be an Australian Citizen, or an Australian Permanent Resident or Humanitarian Visa holder, or a New Zealand citizen
  • Be aged 15 years of age or older
  • Be enrolled in an eligible training program
  • Be physically present in the state of Victoria at all times while undertaking training and assessment

Check eligibility here or contact CERT Training to confirm your program eligibility.

Additional enrollment criteria may apply.

What are the options for those who are not eligible?

  • Other government assistance
    If you are not eligible for Skills First, follow the links here to learn more about Free TAFE and how to apply for financial assistance in Victoria.
  • Asylum seekers
    If you are an asylum seeker, the Asylum Seeker VET program exempts you from the usual citizenship and residency criteria required for Skills First training in Victoria.
  • Overseas students
    Non-Australian citizens are not eligible for Skills First subsidised-training, but you can find other opportunities to help you study here.

CERT Training’s experienced administrative staff can assist you in reviewing individual employee applications and in applying for Government funding to ensure your business receives the maximum benefits through the Skills First initiative.

Find out more about our offer here.

Contact CERT Training today

If your business is looking to take advantage of the Victorian Government’s Big Build Opportunities in the rail infrastructure industry, securing Skills First funding for your employees’ education and training is necessary.

With reduced tuition fees, improved workplace morale, and a highly skilled workforce, getting your team upskilled and back on-site quickly and efficiently has never been more affordable or easier.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to upskill your workforce, reduce costs and gain a competitive advantage in the rail industry.

Contact CERT Training today as your preferred training provider to discuss enrollment and take advantage of this limited-time government-subsidised training offer.

Want to receive exclusive Rail Training Funding? Call us today at 1300 042 378.

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