Who is eligible for JobTrainer?
JobTrainer is available to those who are:

  • 17 to 24 years old when the course starts; or
  • a job seeker of any age.

And
They must not have commenced a full qualification under JobTrainer before.

What proof to I need to provide that I am a job seeker?

If you are over 24 and a job seeker Bendigo TAFE must sight and retain evidence of your job seeker status. We accept the following:

  • a current and valid Commonwealth Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Veteran’s Gold Card; or
  • a separation certificate from their employer; or
  • a letter from their employer or company receiver stating that they have been made, or will be made, redundant or retrenched

What are the eligibility exemptions under JobTrainer?
The normal Skills First eligibility criteria apply to JobTrainer but with two exceptions.

No upskilling requirement
You can grant an eligibility exemption to a student who doesn’t meet the upskilling requirement.

No ‘two at level in a lifetime’ limit
You can grant an eligibility exemption to a student who doesn’t meet the ‘two at level in a lifetime’ limit.

Can apprentices and trainees do JobTrainer?

Apprenticeships
No. Apprentices and School-Based Apprentices are not eligible for JobTrainer.

Traineeships

  • School based traineeships are not eligible for JobTrainer
  • Bendigo TAFE can enrol any 17 to 24-year-old in a non-School-Based JobTrainer traineeship, regardless of their employment status when they signed their training contract.
  • Bendigo TAFE can only enrol someone over 24-years old in a JobTrainer traineeship if they:
    • hold a current and valid Commonwealth Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Veteran’s Gold Card
    • were unemployed at the commencement date of their training contract; or
    • became employed within 31 days before the commencement date of their training contract.

How does JobTrainer affect Free TAFE?

  • All the courses on the Free TAFE for Priority Courses List are also on the JobTrainer Funded Courses Report and Free TAFE must remain free for TAFE students.
  • Normally a Skills First student is only entitled to one Free TAFE fee waiver. However, TAFEs can enrol a student who had previously used their Free TAFE entitlement in a second Free TAFE course under JobTrainer at no cost to them.
  • A student who does a Free TAFE course under JobTrainer who has not previously used their Free TAFE entitlement will remain entitled to use it for one more Free TAFE course outside of JobTrainer in the future.

Where can I find out more information about JobTrainer?

For more information about JobTrainer please visit the Myskills website https://www.myskills.gov.au/ or the Victorian Skills gateway https://www.skills.vic.gov.au/​​

Courses List.

JobTrainer enquiry form​​​​​​​​​