From 1 January 2019, Free TAFE for Priority and Pre-apprenticeship
courses covers tuition fees for students who are eligible for government-subsidised training.
FREE TAFE ELIGIBILITY
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:
- are 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, who are:
- 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.