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JobTrainer

Skill up for the job you've always wanted with free or low-fee training.

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Get free or low-fee training for in-demand jobs with JobTrainer. If you’re leaving school or looking for work, JobTrainer could be your opportunity to skill up in 2021 for the job you've always wanted. Get in quick as places are limited!

Access free or low-fee training

Get free or low-fee training across a range of industries.

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Choose from a range of courses

There are currently 50+ courses on offer at GOTAFE where you could be eligible for JobTrainer.

Learn the skills for in-demand jobs

If eligible, you can study an accredited diploma, certificate or short course.

So, what is JobTrainer?

JobTrainer is a joint Commonwealth and State initiative which provides additional funding to increase access to free or low fee training places for young people and job seekers.

If eligible, you can access up to one full qualification and one short course or skill set across a wide range of in-demand industries such as health, construction, agriculture, community services, baking and cookery, financial services, IT and cybersecurity, and beauty services. See the full list of courses below.

A few important details

If you’re eligible for JobTrainer, you’ll be able to access Free TAFE courses, even if you hold a higher qualification. Students who have previously used their Free TAFE entitlement can enrol in a second Free TAFE course under JobTrainer. If you enrol in a Free TAFE Course under JobTrainer, the course is free. If you enrol in any other course under JobTrainer, you will pay no more than 20% of the tuition fee. Please note there may be some out-of-pocket expenses incurred from material and service fees.

JobTrainer Courses at GOTAFE

Are you eligible?

If you are an Australian citizen, permanent resident, New Zealand citizen or asylum seeker, you may be eligible to study under JobTrainer. Additionally, if you are:

  • 17 to 24 years old when the course starts; or
  • A job seeker of any age, where a job seeker is defined as a person who: holds a valid and current Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Veteran’s Gold Card; or is unemployed.

Proof of age or evidence of job seeker status will be required. Students must not have commenced a full qualification under JobTrainer before.

Enquire about JobTrainer

We can help you determine if you are eligible for JobTrainer and start you on your pathway to study. Check our Frequently Asked Questions below and if you can't find what you're looking for, get in touch with us!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Both Free TAFE and JobTrainer provide funding for eligible students to undertake TAFE training for in-demand jobs.

All Free TAFE courses are also on the JobTrainer courses list. If you enrol in a Free TAFE Course under JobTrainer, the course is free. If you enrol in any other course under JobTrainer, you will pay no more than 20% of the fee.

Students can only enrol in one full qualification under JobTrainer. However, students who have previously used their Free TAFE entitlement can enrol in a second Free TAFE course under JobTrainer.

It is important to consider the timing of your course and whether you should use Free TAFE or JobTrainer. Get in touch with our team to help you decide the right path for you.

Find out more about Free TAFE

If you enrol in a Free TAFE Course under JobTrainer, the course is free. If you enrol in any other course under JobTrainer, you will pay no more than 20% of the tuition fee. TAFEs may charge you other fees, such as student services fees or materials fees that you will have to cover yourself.

We understand TAFE fees can be confusing - reach out if you need assistance!

Enquire now about JobTrainer

If eligible for JobTrainer, you can access up to one full qualification and one short course or skill set across a wide range of in-demand industries.

You can enrol in a course under JobTrainer right now! JobTrainer is expected to continue until December 2021, so make sure you enrol in your course/s before then.

Apprentices and school-based apprentices are not eligible for JobTrainer. Trainees completing a non-school-based JobTrainer traineeship are eligible if they fulfil the age and/or jobseeker criteria.

JobTrainer courses are in areas where there are likely to be more jobs in the future, although we can't guarantee a job at the end of your course.

When you finish your course, a Skills and Jobs Centre can help you search for a job and support you to prepare your resume.

You can find out more on the Victorian Skills Gateway through the link below.

Find out more about JobTrainer