Vocational and TAFE government funded courses in Victoria
If you meet the eligibility criteria, the government may pay for your training course – either partly or fully. This payment goes directly to the training provider on enrolment, covering tuition fees. You may still have to pay for other costs like study materials, student services, and amenities fees.
Funding in Victoria covers a range of vocational training courses, from certificate III and certificate IVs to advanced diplomas. It also subsidises accredited short courses (skill sets) for targeted upskilling and pre-apprenticeship pathway courses (certificate IIs).
Government funded courses are available wherever you are in VIC, from the heart of Melbourne to regional areas. Schemes are available to Australian citizens and permanent residents, and some are open to New Zealand citizens and asylum seekers.
Eligible students can study government funded courses online or on-campus in Melbourne, Victoria, through a TAFE institute or a private training provider. Only some training providers (or RTOs) are approved for subsidies, and only some courses can be funded. The rest are fee-for-service, meaning that you (or your employer) pay the full cost.
Popular Government Funded Courses in Victoria
Certificate IV in Hospitality (Melbourne Only)
Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
Certificate IV in Ageing Support (SE Melb Only)
Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)
Certificate IV in Ageing Support and Certificate IV in Leisure and Health (SE Melb Only)
Building Leadership Programme (VIC ONLY)
Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) (SE Melb Only)
Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (VIC Only)
Government Funding Schemes in Victoria
Skills First is a Victorian government funding scheme that helps eligible individuals pay less for training and upskilling in high-priority areas.Learn More
JobTrainer is a funding scheme that provides free or low-fee training so you can get your career on track.Learn More
Skills Checkpoint is a government program that helps Australians over 40 retrain and upskill so they can stay in their current role, find a new role, or change careers.Learn More