Free TAFE for Priority Courses gives more Victorians the chance to study at TAFE, by covering the tuition fees of priority courses for eligible students

The priority course list includes 30 non-apprenticeship courses and 20 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.

Elligible students can access Free TAFE from 1 January 2019.

Which Free TAFE courses are available at Chisholm?

At Chisholm, we are proud to offer 39 courses in the Free TAFE list.

Priority non-apprenticeship courses

Apprenticeship pathway courses

Who is eligible for Free TAFE?

Any Australian citizen or permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen is eligible to do a Free TAFE for Priority Course in Victoria and meet one of the following criteria:

Under 20 or upskilling

  • are under 20 (regardless of any other qualifications), or
  • are 20 or older and enrolling in a course that is a higher qualification than you've previously attained.

Needing additional support

  • 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 on need.

Apply now or find out more

Apply now to secure your Free TAFE place for 2019.

For more information about Free TAFE for Priority Courses, contact us on 1300 244 746 or complete the contact form.

View the Free TAFE for Priority Courses student Q and A.