How to enrol

Child Safe Organisation

All learners enrolling in Certificate courses will need to obtain their Working With Children Card prior to attending any classes.  This includes any off site courses in any of our Delivery Locations.

Short Courses

If you want to enrol in a short course such as First Aid, Success4U or Computer Café, just pop down to The Centre at 17 Chisholm Street and you can enrol on the spot.

Some courses need a minimum of students enrolled to run, if you are not enrolled we cannot count you as a student and may need to cancel the course.

If you intent to enrol and turn up on the day, the course may have been cancelled so to be sure, make sure you enrol to secure your place as soon as you can.

What is it like to study at The Centre

Cost of Enrolment

How much you pay is determined by whether you are eligible for a government subsidised place or not, the course you enrol in, the scheduled hours you commit to undertake and any concession entitlements you might attract. If you are eligible for a government subsidised place, the government pays most of the cost of your course, but you will still pay some fees. If you receive a pension or benefit you may be eligible for a concession. If you are not eligible for a subsidised place, you can still undertake a course, but would have to pay on a fee-for-service basis, which costs more. All prices quoted on this site are dependant upon your individual eligibility for funding.

  • F = fee for service
  • G = government subsidised place
  • C = government subsidised concession place

Contact us to determine your individual eligibility for government funding.

Application Process

There are many ways to secure your position and get involved with courses at the Centre. We offer a range of options which can be categorised into nationally recognised training, online courses and all other courses. Once you have found a course that you are interested in, please contact us either online, by phone (5721 0200) or in person.

Nationally Recognised Training (NRT)

This symbol indicates that the program is part of a nationally recognised training scheme. Successful completion of the program will result in the issue of a Certificate or Statement of Attainment under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

If the course you are interested in is nationally recognised, the following is a description of the application process and one of our course coordinators will discuss the following with you:

  • You will be referred to a course coordinator to have a chat about the course, clarify course content and delivery. We will also discuss what you can expect from the course and determine the level of support you may require.
  • You may be eligible for a government subsidy to cover the majority of your tuition fee. We will ask you some questions to determine your eligibility and then advise you of the total fees applicable to the course you are applying for.
  • Prior to the commencement of your course you will need to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment to determine your suitability for the course as well as complete an enrolment form and arrange payment with our customer service team.

What is it like to study at The Centre

Watch this promotional Video our VCAL students created about studying at The Centre.