The Working for Victoria initiative is part of the Victorian Government’s $1.7 billion Economic Survival Package.

You may need to change or update your skills to work in an area that is now hiring or will be in the future. The Victorian Government is facilitating training to make sure you get the skills you need.

There are two types of training you can do now. Depending on your circumstances, it might suit you to do either:

  1. A free short online training unit in an area where Victorian employers are currently looking for workers. For more information, including a list of available courses, please visit
  2. An online Free TAFE course that leads to a recognised qualification in an area where Victorian employers are likely to be looking for workers as the economy recovers (you may need to pay materials and student services fees).

Chisholm Online Free TAFE Courses

Free TAFE reduces the financial barrier for students wanting to train in courses that lead to jobs in demand from Victorian employers. And now this is more important than ever.

As part of the Working for Victoria initiative, Chisholm is offering a number of Free TAFE courses online that lead to a recognised qualification (such as a Certificate or Diploma) in areas where Victorian employers are likely to be looking for workers as the economy recovers. You can begin these courses online now and they can be completed in around 12 to 18 months.

Am I eligible?

Eligibility requirements apply for these courses.

Any Australian citizen or permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen is eligible to do one Free TAFE for priority course in Victoria if they meet the following criteria:

  • under 20 or upskilling
  • aged under 20 (regardless of any other qualifications they might hold)
  • are 20 or older and enrolling in a course that is a higher qualification than the highest qualification previously attained
  • will have a physical presence in Victoria for the duration of the course

Priority is given to Victorians who are:

  • unemployed and clients of the Jobs Victoria Employment Network
  • retrenched workers
  • automotive supply chain workers.

Victorians who want to reskill, change careers, improve their employment prospects and/or meet the needs of local industries may be exempt from the eligibility criteria. Our friendly team will assess your eligibility and if you are eligible, will conduct a pre-training review to consider whether the course is suitable and appropriate for you.

How do I enrol?

  1. When you click on a link to a course below, you will be taken to the course information page.
  2. Provide your details in the enquiry form and click submit.
  3. Our friendly team will be in touch to take you through the next steps.

Most of the courses have requirements for practical placements, demonstrations or assessments at TAFE and a workplace, but the theoretical parts of each course are being delivered online so you can start studying while maintaining social distancing requirements.

Any practical components of your course will be carefully planned to ensure the social distancing and other health and hygiene requirements, as detailed by the Department of Education and Training and the Chief Health Officer.

What Free TAFE Courses are available at Chisholm?

As part of the Working For Victoria initiative, Chisholm Online are offering the following Free TAFE courses:

Register your interest now to secure your place in a Working for Victoria Free TAFE course!

Where can I find out more?

For more information, visit Working for Victoria.