About Goodstart Early Learning

Goodstart Early Learning is Australia's largest long day care provider, with over 640 centres across the country. Our 13,000 employees care for and education more than 73,000 children from 61,000 families every year. Goodstart is a not-for-profit organisation, with a vision for Australia's children to have the best possible start in life. 

Skills First

The Skills First program entitles Victorians to a government subsidised place in recognised training which they may access at any time. This entitlement extends to training at successively higher levels.

For every eligible person seeking to undertake accredited training, whether requested by the individual or the industry they work in, the Victorian Government will provide funding to support that training.

The enrolment process will be administered by the provider and will incorporate the student eligibility criteria, which is defined on the Skills Victoria Web site.

The Victoria State Government subsidises the cost of training for eligible students. If any of the criteria below apply to you then you may be eligible for funding.

To be eligible you must be:
  • An Australian citizen, holder of a permanent visa
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Reside in the state of Victoria
  • Applying for a course at a higher level than the highest qualification you already hold
  • Have not commenced a maximum of two subsidised courses at the same level in your lifetime. This restriction applies whether or not you complete the course


Fee for Service

If you are not eligible for government funded training or do not have an eligible concession card a full fee paying rate may apply to your enrolment within a nationally recognised qualification.


Con​cession Fees

Concession fees are charged to an individual who holds a current and valid card at the time of enrolment including:

  • Commonwealth Health Care Card
  • Pensioner Concession Card
  • Veteran's Gold Card