Ready for a career change or want to gain new skills? Our Free TAFE courses are perfect for you.

Free TAFE for priority courses in Victoria

Achieve your career goals with our wide range of Free TAFE courses. If you’re an eligible learner, you will not pay course tuition fees when you enrol with us.

Free TAFE is designed to reduce the financial barrier for students wanting to train in courses that have a clear pathway to in-demand occupations in the Victorian economy.

Plus, the Victorian Government has introduced the  Free TAFE priority pathways initiative, which allows you to now complete multiple subsidised courses within the same occupational pathway; all for free* – giving you more opportunity than ever before.

We offer Free TAFE courses across eight study areas at Holmesglen - at a pre-apprenticeship, certificate, or diploma qualification level. These include non-apprenticeship courses and courses that provide pathways to apprenticeships (also called pre-apprenticeships).

*Students eligible for Free TAFE must still pay materials and activities fees, and any third-party costs.

Find a Free TAFE course

Your dream career could be just around the corner with a Free TAFE course.

Free TAFE courses eligibility

  • Those who are eligible for Victorian Government Subsidised training. See the Government subsidised eligibility requirements
  • Victorian Residents – physically present in the State of Victoria at all times at which you are undertaking the training and assessment.
  • A Victorian who needs additional support such as unemployed and clients of the jobs Victoria Employment Network, retrenched workers, automotive supply chain workers. 

We can confirm your eligibility when you enrol in Free TAFE for priority courses.

Free TAFE Priority Pathways Courses

Our Free TAFE Priority Pathways courses give you the opportunity to do more than one course without paying tuition fees.

Free TAFE – Electrotechnology (career start) at Holmesglen