Free TAFE courses 

Free TAFE for Priority Courses will reduce the financial barrier for students wanting to train in courses that lead to priority occupations – those in demand from employers in the Victorian economy. 
Free TAFE for Priority Courses is a Victorian Government program that will pay a student’s tuition fees, if eligible, to study one of priority courses at TAFE.

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Free TAFE for Courses cover tuition fees for students who are eligible for government-subsidised training.
The Free TAFE course list includes non-apprenticeship courses and pre apprenticeship courses that provide pathways to apprenticeships.
Free TAFE courses lead to occupations in industries where there are likely to be more jobs.
Some of them lead to work in important areas like preventing family violence, rolling out the National Disability Insurance Scheme and delivering our major infrastructure projects.
Students who are eligible for the Free TAFE courses initiative can study in one of the following courses at Bendigo TAFE:

Non-apprenticeship courses

Apprenticeship pathway courses


If you’re eligible, the Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative will cover the tuition fees for the duration of your course. 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 before.
Eligible students can access this initiative only once, even if you do not finish your tuition-free-free priority course. So, it is important that you consider your training choice carefully.
For more information about Free TAFE for Priority Courses, including eligibility and course details, contact Bendigo TAFE on 13 TAFE.​​​​

^Enrolments in this course will commence once Bendigo TAFE has received accreditation from ASQA to deliver it.​

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