Free TAFE will reduce the financial barrier for students wanting to train for occupations that are in demand in Victoria.
From 1 January 2019, Free TAFE for Priority and Pre-apprenticeship courses covers tuition fees for students who are eligible for government-subsidised training.
Any Australian citizen or permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen is eligible to do Free TAFE for Priority Courses in Victoria if they meet the following criteria:
Under 20 or upskilling:
are aged under 20 (regardless of any other qualifications they might hold), or
are 20 or older and enrolling in a course that is a higher qualification than the highest qualification previously attained.
Victorians who need additional support, who are:
• unemployed and clients of the Jobs Victoria Employment Network; • retrenched workers; or
• automotive supply chain workers.
Looking to change careers:
• Victorians who want to reskill, change careers, improve their employment prospects and/or meet the needs of local industries, subject to availability of TAFE places, and prioritised based