VIC Government Makes TAFE Free for Students
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Free TAFE For Victorians
The Victorian State Budget has today revealed a $172 million investment in Education, but more specifically TAFE.
As part of this 2018 Budget centrepiece, the State Government has declared that 50 free TAFE courses will now be the norm for students, in an effort to drive more enrolments and careers in high demand areas. This will also include 18 Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeships.
Courses will cover key industries of the future, including:
Invested in Victorian TAFE System
This change is in response to trying to get more talent into industries in ages care, infrastructure and trades that are in need for the future. Daniel Andrews, Premier of Victoria announced it today; “we need more young people with the right skills to keep the state moving, and this is how we’ll do it.”
These changes are set to commence January 1st, with another 10 courses yet to be announced. In addition to the change, another 30,000 TAFE places will be created, increasing the number of student placements in popular TAFE courses. There is also set to be a class re-structure at a cost of $304 million.
New TAFE Centres
There’s more changes ahead for the TAFE system too, with two new learning centres set to be rolled out thanks to the 2018 State Budget. As part of this year’s Vic Budget focus; Kangan Institute of TAFE and Federation TAFE will both get new campuses, including:
List of Free TAFE Courses Under State Budget 2018
There are 30 courses under the Victorian State Budget 2018 set to become free. These include Certificate III to Diploma courses in areas such as aged care, disability and trades. Another 10 are to be release. The Free TAFE courses include:
List of Free Pre-Apprenticeship Courses
TAFE students aren’t the only ones to benefit under the State Budget education changes. Apprenticeship courses have also been added to the list of free courses for students commencing 2019-2020. Pre-apprenticeship courses are as follows:
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