Free TAFE courses align with skills and jobs that are in demand from Victorian employers.
From 1 January 2019, students eligible for Victorian Government–subsidised training won’t pay course tuition fees for some Victoria University Polytechnic courses.
ELIGIBILITY FOR COURSES WITH NO TUITION FEES
The Free TAFE for Priority Courses program covers eligible students’ tuition fees for the full course duration. You’ll still need to pay other fees, such as student services fees or materials fees.
It is important to choose training carefully because students can only access the initiative once, even if they do not finish their tuition-fee free priority course.
Free TAFE for Priority Courses will pay your tuition fees for one course. Once you have enrolled in a tuition-fee free priority course at VU Polytechnic or at another TAFE or dual sector provider, you can’t get a fee free place again.
Any Australian citizen/permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen is eligible to take Free TAFE for Priority Courses in Victoria, if they meet the following criteria.
UNDER 20 OR UPSKILLING
- Applicants who are aged under 20 (regardless of any other qualifications they might hold)
- Applicants who are 20 or older and enrolling in a course that is a higher qualification than any they have previously attained
CAREER CHANGERSPositions are also available, subject to availability of TAFE places and prioritised based on need, to these groups:
- Victorians who want to reskill, change careers and improve their employment prospects
- Victorians who meet the needs of local industries.
VICTORIANS WHO NEED ADDITIONAL SUPPORT
- Unemployed and clients of the Jobs Victoria Employment Network
- Retrenched workers
- Automotive supply-chain workers
SKILLS & JOBS CENTRE
The Victoria University Polytechnic Skills and Job Centre is funded by the State Government to provide a free service to the community and improve individual career outcomes. Find out more about how the Skills and Jobs Centre may be able to help you.