Skills First


Upskill for free with Baxter Institute and Skills First

Baxter Institute is offering cost-free Certificate and Diploma courses allowing people to upskill or change careers as they consider employment opportunities in a post-COVID-19 world.

Through the Skills First initiative (Funded by the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments), eligible students can enrol in fully-funded courses to learn in-demand skills in vocational and professional fields including engineering, automotive mechanics, management, accounting, hairdressing and beauty therapy.

Selected courses such as engineering, offer further education pathways allowing students to enter the second year of a degree program in saving students thousands of dollars in university fees.

Students will enjoy learning at campuses appointed with high-end training facilities and equipment including a bakery, professional beauty salon, and an automotive workshop. Campuses are located in the inner and outer Melbourne suburbs, close to public transport hubs.

‘ATMC is pleased to offer these courses at no cost to students through Baxter Institute,’ said ATMC Founder and Chairman, Manish Malhotra. ‘Skills First is a fantastic initiative and we have allocated 700 places across our programs to help Victorians prepare for the opportunities recovery will bring.’

Baxter Institute is part of the ATMC Education Group. Now in its 15th year of operation, the ATMC Education Group is a well-established and highly successful international provider of Postgraduate, Undergraduate, VET and ELICOS education services.

Check your eligibility to secure Skills First funding

Take the Skills First eligibility test. It takes less than a minute.

Courses offered as part of the Skills First initiative include:

The ATMC Education Group is also offering courses through ATMC VET.

Please visit the ATMC VET site for information on