John finished Year 12 last year and has found a job at a vet clinic. He enjoys working with animals and wants to pursue a career in Vet Nursing. He does his research finds the most suitable course for him would be Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, a Free TAFE course.
Is John eligible to undertake this course?
Yes, he is eligible to undertake this course if he meets all the pre-enrolment requirements for the course. As this is a Free TAFE, John will not have to pay any tuition fees, but he will be required to pay other fees such as materials and consumables.
Rita has completed a bachelor’s degree in arts and wants a career change. She is interested in studying Information Technology and chooses to study Certificate III in Information Technology, which has a pathway into Certificate IV in Cyber Security. Both these courses are on the Free TAFE list.
Is Rita eligible to undertake these courses?
Yes, she can undertake these courses provided that she enrols in the Certificate III in Information Technology first and completes the course and gets her certificate. She can then enrol in the Certificate IV in Cyber Security. Both are Free TAFE courses, therefore she does not pay tuition fees for both the courses but may be required to pay materials and consumables. Rita needs to ensure that she does not commence more than 2 government subsidised courses in the calendar year.
Sarah is 48 and has 2 Diplomas, 1 Certificate IV and 2 Certificate III qualifications which she has obtained through her work and studies. In 2023, she found out about Free TAFE and Pathway Programs. She is interested in becoming a Community Worker. She would like to study Certificate IV in Community Services knowing there are multiple pathways that she can pursue when she finishes the Certificate IV in Community Services.
Is Sarah eligible to get Free TAFE and enrol in the pathway courses?
Yes, she is eligible to enrol in a Free TAFE course and move into the Pathways courses once she completes her Certificate IV provided she does not commence more than 2 government subsidised courses in 2023.