All you need to know about the Free TAFE for Priority Courses Initiative.

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

The Free TAFE initiative is back for 2020!
With the aim of breaking the financial barriers for students wanting to train in courses that lead to priority occupations, the Victorian Government is continuing their Free TAFE for Priority Courses Initiative in 2020.

So what actually is Free TAFE?
The Free TAFE for Priority Courses Initiative will pay for an eligible students tuition fees to study one of the priority courses at TAFE>
From January 1 2020, students who are eligible for Victorian Government – subsidised training will no pay course tuition fees for a range of:

  • Priority non-apprenticeship courses, state-wide
  • Victorian Government-subsidised apprenticeship pathway courses (sometimes called pre-apprenticeships)

How do I know if I’m eligible for Free TAFE?
Any Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen is eligible to do Free TAFE 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

Visit for Terms and Conditions.

What courses are available within the Free TAFE initiative?

Wodonga TAFE offers various Free TAFE courses. They can be found via our website at

How can I find out more about Free TAFE?
For more information on the Free TAFE initiative, visit, visit Wodonga TAFEs Skills and Jobs Centre or come along to one of our information sessions at various Wodonga TAFE outreach location information sessions.

Our Free TAFE information sessions can be found at the following times and locations:
30 September, 4pm – 6pm – Myrtleford Neighbourhood House
8 October, 3-5.30pm – Corryong Neighbourhood House
9 October 4-6pm, Chiltern Neighbourhood House
15 October, 5-7pm – Tallangatta Neighbourhood House
22 October, 3-6pm – Beechworth, 26 Ford Street.





Free TAFE in 2020

Wodonga TAFE has FREE TAFE priority courses in 2020.

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