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Free TAFE is available for a number of courses that are 'high priority' due to skills shortages in some industries. Find out more about the Victorian Government's Free TAFE scheme.

Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Build the skills employers want and get paid while you're studying. We offer Pre-apprenticeships, Apprenticeships, and Traineeships across a range of industries, allowing you to combine formal training from GOTAFE with on-the-job training from an employer.

We work with local industries and employers to make sure we're teaching you the skills you'll need in the workforce, so you'll graduate ready to tackle whatever your career has in store.

Learn about Apprenticeships & more
Apprentices at Wangaratta campus

Short Courses on Offer

Upskill quickly with our short courses. With courses in everything from Bookkeeping to Jewellery Making, there's something for everyone. Learn the skills you need to succeed at work, or pick up a new creative hobby.

Life at GOTAFE

See what it's like to study at GOTAFE. We offer courses in everything from hairdressing to engineering, and our students have access to professional training facilities and state-of-the-art workshops where they can practice their skills.

Get a glimpse of life as a GOTAFE student and find out more about our campus environments.

A pathway for everyone

Whether you're looking for a more practical alternative to VCE, or you want to undertake some extra study while you complete your schooling, we have study options for you.

We work with local high schools to provide pathways for students looking for something different. Whatever your goals are, we've got the courses to get you there.

VCAL courses

If you're looking for a more practical alternative to VCE, the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) might be for you. VCAL courses are focused on real-life outcomes, so whether you're already working part-time, or want to build practical skills to prepare you for a career in industry, you can earn credits for the work you're doing both inside and outside the classroom.

Find out more about VCAL

VETDSS in Schools

If you're looking to get a head-start in your future career, the Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETDSS) program is for you. VETDSS allows you to study a nationally recognised TAFE qualification alongside your Year 10, VCAL, or VCE studies, and give you the opportunity to explore and gain new skills in the industries and career paths that interest you.

Find out more about VETDSS

Fees & Student Loans

Find out more about course fees and the student loan options available under the Australian government's Higher Education Loan Program (HELP).