Skill up for the job you've always wanted with free or low-fee training.
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 for the job you've always wanted. Get in quick as places are limited!
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
Business and IT
Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology ICT30118
Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping FNS40217
Certificate IV in Cyber Security 22334VIC
Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking ICT40418
Diploma of Accounting FNS50217
Assessor Skill Set TAESS00011
Enterprise Trainer-Presenting Skill Set TAESS00014
Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30113
Certificate III in Education Support CHC30213
Certificate IV in Education Support CHC40213
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40116
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50113
Hair & Beauty
Certificate II in Salon Assistant SHB20216
Certificate III in Barbering SHB30516
Certificate III in Beauty Services SHB30115
Certificate III in Hairdressing SHB30416
Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy SHB40115
Health & Community
Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance HLT33015
Certificate III in Community Services CHC32015
Certificate III in Individual Support CHC33015
Certificate III in Pathology Collection HLT37215
Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance HLT43015
Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention CHC40313
Certificate IV in Community Services CHC42015
Certificate IV in Disability CHC43115
Hospitality & Baking
Land & Animals
Agriculture Chemical Skill Set AHCSS00074
Certificate II in Agriculture AHC20116
Certificate III in Agriculture AHC30116
Certificate III in Agriculture (Dairy Production) AHC30216
Certificate III in Horticulture AHC30716
Certificate IV in Agriculture AHC40116
Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing ACM40418
Manufacturing & Work Safety
Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation AUR20716
Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship 22338VIC
Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) UEE22011
Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship) 22569VIC
Certificate III in Concreting CPC30320
Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) CPC40110
Certificate IV in Engineering MEM40119
Certificate IV in Plumbing and Service CPC40912
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!Enquire now about JobTrainer
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between Free TAFE and JobTrainer?
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
Does JobTrainer cover all my fees?
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
How many courses can I study under 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.
When does JobTrainer start and finish?
You can enrol in a course under JobTrainer right now! JobTrainer is expected to continue until the end of 2022, so make sure you enrol in your course/s before then.
Can apprentices and trainees study under JobTrainer?
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.
If I do a course under JobTrainer, will I get a job?
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.
Where can I find out more?
You can find out more on the Victorian Skills Gateway through the link below.Find out more about JobTrainer