TAFE attracts both school leavers looking to complete training and assessment in a specific area, as well as those who are already working but are looking to do further study in their field, as well as those looking for apprenticeship courses and general education.
Recently, the Victorian government introduced tuition fee-free TAFE for priority courses to fill skills gaps, so some training through a registered training organisation (RTO) may be free.
International students should check CRICOS to see what TAFE courses are available.
Types of Courses:
Bendigo TAFE courses are offered in a variety of ways over a huge range of subjects and qualifications. You can complete anything from a Certificate III in education support to a diploma of community services through TAFE. Many courses have different study options, including online or in person, or via blended learning.
Qualification levels include:
- Certificate II
- Certificate III
- Certificate IV
- Advanced Diploma
The higher the qualification, usually the longer the course. Plus, if you’re studying something like early childhood education you’ll also need to complete other requirements, like a working with children check, which can often be done as a part of a course.
You may also complete short courses in a specific area of a field, like eyelash extensions in the field of beauty therapy, which doesn’t give you a particular qualification level but proves to potential employers that you’re trained in that area.
Some RTO’s also offer traineeships or apprenticeships, so regardless of whether you want to study community services or business, or complete a trade qualification, there’s an option for you at Bendigo TAFE!
Bendigo TAFE currently serves up to 220,000 over nearly 25,000 square kilometres, with three campuses within the community.
Bendigo city campus is the most central and the largest Bendigo TAFE campus. It has a variety of facilities, both modern and historic, with a library, business and tech centre, and a restaurant.
The Charleston Road Campus has a variety of student amenities available, including a library and an abundance of parking, and was constructed on the original Saleyards of Bendigo.
The BTEC campus, meanwhile, is where students can complete VCAL or VCE programs.
As well as these campuses, a number of registered training organisations operate out of areas like Melbourne, Castlemaine, Echuca or Sydney, and offer online learning so that you can complete the course of your dreams no matter where you are!