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We’re Making TAFE Free. Here’s Why

As announced in the Victorian Budget, the Andrews Labor Government is making it easier to get a TAFE qualification in Victorian growth industries that need workers.

This means, whether you’re looking to get your first job or your next job, from 2019, if you’re enrolled in a priority TAFE qualification or pre-apprenticeship, you won’t pay any tuition fees to learn the skills needed for the jobs the Andrews Labor Government is creating.

Four years ago, Victoria’s TAFE system was in tatters, leaving hundreds of thousands of job-seekers, particularly young school leavers, on the scrap heap.

The Andrews Labor Government is working hard to rebuild TAFE and make training more accessible, particularly for young people.

This includes:

  • Funding more than 30,000 new training places
  • Revamping the apprenticeship system
  • Changing the way vocational education works in schools, giving secondary school students the opportunity to learn their trade at school and get a job sooner
  • Overhauling career education in schools so students get the advice they need to make the right choices earlier on