From 1 January 2019, students eligible for Victorian Government-subsidised training won't pay course tuition fees for some Victoria University Polytechnic (VU Polytechnic) courses.
Courses in the Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative align with skills and jobs that are in demand from Victorian employers.
Free TAFE for Priority Courses is an affordable training pathway in courses that lead to priority occupations and/or a degree through VU Polytechnic.
Training at VU Polytechnic gives you access to our state-of-the-art facilities, including our world-class Sunshine Campus Trades Centre.
Our multi award-winning blended learning model replaces paper-based theory with a combination of face-to-face teaching and user-friendly eLearning you can complete anytime, anywhere.
VU Polytechnic's free TAFE courses for 2020*:
- Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping
- Diploma of Accounting
- Advanced Diploma of Accounting
- Certificate IV in Ageing Support
- Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs
- Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance (delivered as VETiS)
- Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance
- Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)
- Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
- Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying
- Certificate III in Civil Construction
- Certificate IV in Civil Construction Supervision
- Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention
- Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
- Certificate IV in Community Services
- Diploma of Community Services
- Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing
- Certificate IV in Cyber Security
- Certificate IV in Disability
- Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
- Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
- Certificate IV in Education Support
- Certificate IV in Engineering
- Certificate III in Hospitality
- Certificate III in Individual Support
- Certificate IV in Mental Health
- Diploma of Nursing
- Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services
- Certificate III in Tourism
- Certificate IV in Youth Work
Apprenticeship pathway courses
- Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship
- Certificate II in Construction Pathways
- Certificate II in Electrotechnology Studies (Pre-vocational)
- Certificate II in Engineering Studies
- Certificate II in Furniture Making
- Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship)
- Certificate II in Salon Assistant
*This list is subject to change and will be updated to reflect policy and institution changes.
The Free TAFE for Priority Courses program covers eligible students’ tuition fees for the full course duration. You'll still need to pay for other fees such as student services fees or materials fees.
You may be eligible if you are under 20 years old, or if you are enrolling in a course at a higher-level than you have completed. If you have a higher-level qualification we may still be able to offer you access to the Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative. Your eligibility will be assessed when you submit your application.
It is important to choose your training carefully because you can only access the initiative once, even if you do not finish your tuition-free priority course.
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