Victoria Course Offerings and Funding Eligibility

Understanding funding options can be a bit daunting, but don’t worry! The following guide is designed to answer your questions about the various funding opportunities available across the states we currently operate in. This includes information on government subsidies, grants, and any other financial support mechanisms that can help make your educational journey more affordable and accessible.

Each state has its unique set of rules and eligibility criteria for student funding in Early Childhood Education. Whether you’re a recent high school graduate, a career changer, or someone looking to upskill, we aim to provide you information to help you navigate the funding landscape. Please note that this information is a guide only as individual situations may vary.

There may be some special circumstances where the following information may not apply to you, or further evidence may be required. We are more than happy to address any of these concerns via email at or via phone at 1300 048 133.

We deliver this training under a 3rd party agreement with Wodonga Institute of TAFE (RTO 3097). Funding eligibility criteria will be evaluated and confirmed by Wodonga TAFE at the time of admission. Please send your enquiry to

Funding Types

Victoria Traineeship (CHC30121 & CHC50121)
Fee For Service (CHC30121 & CHC50121)

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Delivery Method

  • Workplace – training, assessment and mentoring will be conducted at the students’ workplace.
  • The theory components of the units are delivered through what we believe to be the best learning platform on the training market and students benefit from this system. All units have been written by KKTC and the learning experience is dynamic with video content, case studies and great resources (online videos and downloadable guides)
  • The platform is dynamic so the experience is as good as it gets – touch of a button, responsive, easy to navigate
  • As soon students submit an assessment, it is delivered electronically to our trainers for marking so the experience of progression with training is seamless (no waiting for assessments, mailing, scanning etc)
  • We focus heavily on the practical skills development in our relationship with our students so not only are the assessments designed to aid their theoretical knowledge but the practical skills development is of critical importance (as this is what our sector needs!)

Course Assessment

The method of assessment varies and can include (but is not limited to):

  • Theoretical assessments
  • Observations
  • Written and verbal questions
  • Case studies
  • Practical work-based support and training
  • Practical work-based assessments

When You Can Enrol

  • We have a rolling intake which means you can enrol at any time throughout the year (eligibility requirements apply)

Victoria Traineeship eligibility

  • To be eligible for Skills First government funding in Victoria, you must:
  • Be an Australian citizen, or Australian permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen.
  • If you are over 20 years old, you are only eligible for subsidised training for courses leading to a higher qualification than you already have.
  • There are limits to the number of subsidised courses you are entitled to. You can not start more than 2 subsidised courses in a year, be enrolled in more than 2 subsidised courses at the same time or start more than 2 subsidised courses at the same qualification level in your life.
  • There are some exemptions to these rules. When you apply for a subsidised course, the training provider will check and confirm your eligibility.
  • For further information please review the below link

We have a partnership with Wodonga Tafe, please get in touch for details

What is Fee For Service?

Fee For Service is an option for students who do not meet the eligibility criteria for government funded training. However, Fee For Service still has eligibility requirements. Please have a read through below. The delivery of our Fee For Service training is the same as our other offerings.

  1. Student will enquire about studying either a Certificate 3 or Diploma at or 1300 048 133.
  2. Students will then be issued an enrolment form link which they will need to complete.
  3. The enrollment form is completed online through an online portal. Students will require the following documentation before they start their enrolment:
    1. Proof of Date of Birth (Front Of Drivers License)
    2. Proof of Citizenship/Right to Work (Birth Certificate, Medicare Card)
    3. Proof of Address (Back Of Drivers License)
    4. Copy of Blue Card
    5. Transcript of any relevant Credit Transfers (If you are enrolling in the Diploma qualification please include a copy of your CHC30113 or CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education)
    6. Unique Student Identifier (USI)
  4. Students will receive a link to complete their Language, Literacy and Numeracy test
  5. Once all the required documents have been completed and submitted the student will be ready to be enrolled, ready to start their qualification.
  6. The student receives their welcome letter and the trainer is notified about their new student.

Payment Terms for Fee For Service Students (FFS):

Fee Schedule – Full Fee Paying Students

CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care$235 per unit$3995.00
CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care$275 per unit$4125.00

Refund Policy for Fee For Service (FFS):

  • CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Withdrawal ReasonAmount Refunded
Withdrawal at least 1 week prior to the agreed start dateFull refund
Withdrawal at 1-6 days prior to agreed start date50% refund (Enrolment fee retained by KKTC
Withdrawal on the agreed start dateNo refund
Withdrawal after the agreed start dateNo refund
Course withdrawn by KKTCFull refund
KKTC is unable to provide the course for which the original offer was madeFull refund

Refund requests for full or partial refunds must:

– set out the reasons for the request; and

– be accompanied by supporting documents as may be appropriate; and include:

  • date of the claim
  • full name of student
  • course in which the student was enrolled
  • basis for making the claim
  • amount claimed
  • address to which the refund is to be forward
  • student’s payment details
  • student’s signature; and
  • all documents relevant to consideration of the claim

A refund is provided in accordance with KKTC Refund policy.

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Coming from retail and hospitality background, I was nervous to start my Diploma of Early Childcare and Education, however, once I started the online course, I instantly relaxed and knew that I had made the right decision. I had heard good things about Kool Kids training college which is why I chose to study with them, and once I began, I found it had the easiest online platform to navigate, with each assessment having set question areas such as case studies, practical aspects, and reflection questions to ensure you are gaining full knowledge and understanding of each assessment task. The trainers and centres make life and studying smooth and uncomplicated even when working full time, as everyone is happy to help and lend an ear when you need. Overall, I have absolutely loved studying with Kool Kids training college and have been so lucky to have such a great trainer like Amy to guide me through the process!

After finishing my diploma I can now thank KKTC for providing the best style of training possible - with everything online now it made it easier for me to prioritise certain parts of my assessments due to the way it is all set out. I will definitely be recommending KKTC to anyone wanting to study early childhood.

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How understanding and supporting both Michelle and Rhiannon were, how much this training helped me to become the educator I am today

I recently completed my Diploma with Koolkids Training. After years of no study I was hesitant and nervous to sign up. However from the moment I touched base I was so impressed with the level of support and encouragement from my Trainer Alison who was always only a call or message away day or night. I would highly recommend Koolkids

Studying with KKTC is simple and trouble-free. The workload is set out in a way that is achievable without being overwhelming. The online platform used is easily accessible and straightforward, and I love having my trainer, Amy, making sure I understand everything I‘m learning about. She has been by my side since I started, and is super approachable and is always available to work with me.

As a mature age student taking on study with Kool Kids Training College for a new career path was very daunting but Alison and Bronwyn were amazing.  Their support, guidance, encouragement and friendship helped me to successfully complete my Diploma and achieve my goal of working with children.

Tara’s passion, flexibility and compassion, are some of the key factors that have made my Diploma studies so enjoyable and successful. I have received so much workplace support, even during the lockdown period, Tara supported me to achieve my goals. Kool Kids Training College is unlike anything else offered in Melbourne I highly recommend them, if you're looking for a trainer that genuinely cares about their students!

Our partnership with Kool Kids Training College enables our team members at Only About Children to gain the relevant knowledge and skills while obtaining their Early Childhood qualifications. The team of dedicated and skilled trainers are committed to supporting each individual throughout their learning journey, guiding them to successfully become qualified in Early Childhood Education and Care.

The Kool Kids online platform is user-friendly and enables us to keep up to date with each team member’s progress, whilst providing a clear overview of the course structure. Its functionality allows us to retrieve an individualised update on each team member within a few simple clicks, which is highly convenient.

We also appreciate the time and effort that Adam and Sam invest to keep us informed on updates and changes. They are constantly innovating in order to provide high quality and relevant services. Our experience working with Kool Kids has been a smooth and enjoyable one.

I recently completed my Diploma with Koolkids Training. After years of no study, I was hesitant and nervous to sign up. However, from the moment I touched base, I was so impressed with the level of support and encouragement from my Trainer Alison who was always only a call or message away day or night. I would highly recommend Koolkids Training.

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