Free TAFE and JobTrainer will reduce financial barriers for students like you wanting to train in courses that lead to jobs in demand by Victorian employers.
The free priority course list includes 20 non-apprenticeship courses and 18 courses that provide pathways to apprenticeships (also known as ‘pre-apprenticeships’).
Free priority courses lead to occupations in industries where there are likely to be more jobs. Some of them lead to work in important areas like preventing family violence, rolling out the National Disability Insurance Scheme in Victoria and delivering our major infrastructure projects.
If you're a school leaver, job seeker or young Victorian you may be eligible to study a free or low-fee course through either the Free TAFE or Job Trainer, a Victorian Government initiative.
Melbourne Polytechnic Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses can help you learn skills for jobs in demand. You can choose from a range of accredited diplomas, certificates and short courses in areas like health, aged and disability care, IT and trades.
The Victorian Government has announced a new range of short courses (Skill Sets) under the JobTrainer initiative that is an immediate response to the skills shortages and workforce needs of Victoria.
If you are an Australian citizen, permanent resident, New Zealand citizen or asylum seeker, you may be eligible to study under JobTrainer. Additionally, if you are:
Still not sure? Contact the Student Connect for help.
The Victorian Government is responding to skills shortages and workforce requirements with short courses that are industry-endorsed and vital to Victoria’s recovery from the impacts of COVID-19.