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Free TAFE Courses


Free TAFE for Priority 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 initiative that will pay a student’s tuition fees, if eligible*, to study one of the priority courses at TAFE. 

From 1 January 2019, students who are eligible for Victorian Government-subsidised training will not pay course tuition fees for:

  • An initial 20 priority non apprenticeship courses, state-wide – a further 10 priority courses will be confirmed following consultation with industry, in time for students to enrol for the 2019 training year
  • 18 Victorian Government-subsidised apprenticeship pathway courses (sometimes called pre apprenticeships) .

Free TAFE for Priority Courses will start on 1 January 2019. TAFEs may take enrolments in 2018 for Free TAFE for Priority Courses that commence in 2019.

Free TAFE for Priority Courses available at Wodonga TAFE in 2019

Students who are eligible for Victorian Government-subsidised training can access the Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative to study tuition fee free in one of the following courses at Wodonga TAFE in 2019:

Certificate II in Agriculture AHC20116

Certificate III in Agriculture AHC30116

Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance HLT33015

Certificate III in Civil Construction RII30915

Certificate III in Horticulture AHC30716

Certificate III in Hospitality SIT30616

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) CHC33015

Certificate III in Tourism SIT30116

Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping FNS40217

Certificate IV in Agriculture AHC40116

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance HLT43015

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) CPC40110

Certificate IV in Community Services CHC42015

Certificate IV in Disability CHC43115

Certificate IV in Education Support CHC40213

Certificate IV in Engineering MEM40105

Diploma of Community Services CHC52015

Diploma of Nursing HLT54115

Diploma of Accounting FNS50217

Free TAFE for Priority Courses: Pre-apprenticeship pathways at Wodonga TAFE

Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation AUR20716

Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship 22338VIC

Certificate II in Engineering Studies 22470VIC

Certificate II in Furniture Making MSF20313

Certificate II in Horticulture AHC20416

Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts (General) ICP20115


*Eligibility criteria apply. Free TAFE on selected courses only. Other fees and charges may apply. See 


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-fee priority course. So it is important that you consider your training choice carefully. 

Contact us for more information 

Talk to our friendly customer service team to find out more about Free TAFE for Priority Courses, including eligibility and course details.

Phone 1300 MY TAFE (1300 698 233) | Email

Read the Free TAFE for Priority Courses Q&A to find out more.