Applications now open for Fee-Free TAFE courses
Published on: 22 Dec 2022
TasTAFE Acting CEO Fiona Le Gassick said fee-free courses ranged from short skill sets through to Certificate IV qualifications, with the aim of providing greater access to training for a broad range of learners.
“Fee-free TAFE places are available in some of our most popular study areas, providing job-ready skills for industries where there is a high demand for jobs,” Ms Le Gassick said.
“Via an agreement between the Tasmanian and Australian Governments, TasTAFE will be able to provide fee free places to those wanting to train, retrain or upskill.”
To be eligible for a fee-free place people must be:
- a resident of Tasmania or working in Tasmania
- an Australian or New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident, an eligible VISA holder, or
- of working age.
First Nations Australians, young people (aged 17-24), people out of work or receiving income support, unpaid carers, women facing economic insecurity, women undertaking study in non-traditional fields and people with disability are encouraged to apply. Anyone who meets the criteria is welcome to apply.
“TasTAFE will ensure that everyone enrolling in a fee-free course has the best chance of completing their chosen course, through a new student support model,” Ms Le Gassick said.
“We see greater access to our training as a win for our learners, industry and the community.
“As we know, education and training is a game changer for many people, and we look forward to providing greater access to TasTAFE’s courses in 2023,” Ms Le Gassick said.
Fee-Free TAFE and vocational education is a joint initiative of the Australian and Tasmania Governments, providing tuition-free training places to students wanting to train, retrain or upskill.