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36,000 Victorians in Free TAFE

The Premier and Minister for Training and Skills today released Quarter 3 Free TAFE data (January –September) which shows that more than 36,000 Victorians are enrolled in a Free TAFE course, getting the skills they need for the job they want.
 
This is almost double the amount of students studying these courses compared to the same period in 2018.
 
The number of women commencing in Free TAFE courses has more than doubled compared to the same time last year with women make up more than 56 per cent of all Free TAFE commencements.
 
Free TAFE is helping women into training by reducing some of the financial barriers, particularly for women re-training after time out of the workforce – often caring for children and family members – as well as women who are single parents.

The data for regional Victoria is strong too, with a quarter of all Free TAFE students studying at Regional TAFE campuses.
 
With savings of up to $10,000, Free TAFE is providing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to Victorians to gain skills to work in one of the government’s many priority areas – from disability workers who will support the NDIS, to early childhood educators to rollout three-year-old kinder.