JobSkills funding for VET delivered to secondary students

JobSkills is a flexible VET Delivered to Secondary Students (VETDSS) funding initiative. It is allocated for projects, resources, equipment and/or accredited and non-accredited training that supports VET outcomes and/or Career pathways for school students. Funding is paid directly to schools as a grant.

The below are examples of items funded under JobSkills:

  • Short courses i.e. First Aid, White Card, Working at Heights, Confined Space.
  • Resources/ Equipment/ Consumables that supports VET delivery and/or Career pathway initiatives for school students.

Application process

  • You must obtain quotes from suppliers/training providers.
  • Complete the JobSkills application form and ensure you have provided as much detail as possible.
  • Submit application, signed by the principal, to with quotes attached.
  • Applications are reviewed at a fortnightly meeting.
  • There is no guarantee of approval, or that the full requested amount will be granted.
  • Funding will not be paid in retrospect for courses/items/services acquired.

Notification of application outcome

  • Once your application has been reviewed you will be notified of the outcome:
    • If approved, a grant letter and acquittal form will be issued to your school and the grant will be processed.
    • If declined, a letter will be sent as well as a follow up phone call by a VET Manager to advise you of the decision and reasoning.

Acquittal of funding

  • Once grant funds are spent or at the end of the calendar year, an acquittal must be submitted with a full breakdown. Please note consumables/equipment/resources do need to be aligned to an event, program or initiative.
  • Email your completed acquittal form to


For more information, contact the Training and Careers unit:

Last updated: 15 June 2022

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