Free TAFE eligibility

Free TAFE for Priority Courses gives more Victorians the chance to study at TAFE. It reduces the financial barrier for students wanting to train in courses that lead to the occupations that are needed most by employers in the Victorian economy.

The Victorian Government is investing $172 million to make 30 priority TAFE courses and 20 pre-apprenticeship courses in these growth industries free.

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

  • 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

Victorians who are:

  • unemployed and clients of the Jobs Victoria Employment Network
  • retrenched workers
  • 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 on need.

Find out more

For more information about Free TAFE for Priority Courses, you can contact the TAFE and Training line on 131 823 or click enquire now.

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