Jesuit Community College offers courses under two main funding streams – Adult Community Further Education (ACFE) and Victorian Government Skills First funding. You can find out more about eligibility criteria for these funding streams below.
General Eligibility Criteria for Adult Community Further Education (ACFE ) funded courses
Jesuit Community College courses are government funded for eligible participants. Please see below eligibility criteria to access government funding for our ACFE funded courses.
You must be one of the following:
- Australian citizen
- Holder of Australian Permanent visa
- New Zealand citizen (holder of a current New Zealand passport)
- 17 and over and not enrolled at secondary school (government, non-government, independent, Catholic or home schooling)
- Under 17 and not enrolled at school with an exemption from school.
Asylum seekers holding valid BVE, TPV, SHEV or Humanitarian Stay Subclass 449 visas or 786 visa.
- Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (SHEV)
- Temporary Protection Visa (TPV)
- Bridging Visa class E (BVE)
General Eligibility Requirements for Skills First Funding
Jesuit Community College courses are government funded for eligible participants. Please see below eligibility criteria to access government funding for our Skills First Funded courses.
1. Be one of the following:
a. an Australian citizen or
b. holder of a permanent visa, or
c. a New Zealand Citizen or
d. an Asylum Seeker holder of a current VISA Class E (BVE), Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (SHEV) or
e. Temporary Protection Visa (TPV) (as verified via the Commonwealth Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) with study rights) and
2. Live and/or work in Victoria at all times while you are undertaking the training and assessment.
Skills First Subsidised Training
If you are 20 years of age or older (as at 1 January in the year of commencement of training) you are eligible to enrol in Skills First subsidised training in:
- a program that is at a higher AQF level than the highest qualification you hold at the time of the scheduled commencement of training (‘upskilling’)
- a program on the Foundation Skills List (unless you already hold an Australian qualification that is at AQF level 5 (Diploma) or higher.
If you are under 20 years of age (as at 1 January in the year of commencement of training) you are eligible to enrol in any Skills First subsidised training at any level.
How much Skills First subsidised training can I do?
There are also limits on how much Skills First subside training you can do.
The limits are:
- You can’t start more than 2 qualifications in a year
- You can’t start more than 2 skill sets in a year
- You can’t do more than 2 Skills First qualifications or skill sets at the same time
- If you’ve already started up to two government-subsidised qualifications at the same level in your lifetime you can’t do another Skills First qualification at that level.
If you have you completed Year 10
If you are under 17 and have completed Year 10, you must provide an exemption granted by your school principal − this could be a completed Exemption from School Application Form, endorsed by the school principal
A Department Regional Director may grant an exemption if your school principal’s refusal to grant an exemption has been referred to the Department for review.
If you have not completed Year 10
If you are under 17 and have not completed Year 10, you must provide an exemption granted by the relevant Department Regional Director − this could be in the form of either a letter or a certificate.
An Exemption from School Application Form alone is insufficient evidence of an exemption if you have not completed Year 10.
Other eligibility requirements
You are ineligible if you are enrolled in
- government, non-government, independent catholic or home school and/or
- the Commonwealth Government’s ‘Skills for Education and Employment’ program
We encourage you to discuss your personal circumstances with one of the Jesuit Community College authorised staff as other funded opportunities may be available.