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Free TAFE for priority courses gives more Victorians the chance to study at TAFE and gain a formal qualification to get a job in high demand. To support Victorians during these uncertain times, the Government has expanded the Free TAFE program and opened up more Free TAFE places.

Free TAFE courses offered at Holmesglen

Students eligible for Victorian Government-subsidised training do not have to pay course tuition fees when they enrol in one Free TAFE course. Learn more about the Free TAFE program and check if you're eligible.

See the list of Free TAFE courses available at Holmesglen below by study area. Apply today for your Free TAFE place in our next available intake.​

Building and Construction 

CPC20211 Certificate II in Construction Pathways Chadstone
UEE22011 Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) Moorabbin, North Melbourne
22470VIC Certificate II in Engineering Studies Moorabbin
MSF20313 Certificate II in Furniture Making Chadstone
22304VIC Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship) Chadstone
22338VIC Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship (Painting and Decorating) Chadstone
CPC50210 Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship (Carpentry) Chadstone
CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) Chadstone
CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) - for trade professionals Chadstone, Moorabbin, St Kilda Road
CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) Chadstone, St Kilda Road
MEM40105 Certificate IV in Engineering (Fabrication and AutoCAD) Moorabbin
CPC40912 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services Chadstone
CPC31411 Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing Chadstone

Community and Health Sciences

HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance Moorabbin
HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Operating Theatre Technician) Moorabbin
HLT35015 Certificate III in Dental Assisting Chadstone
HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance Moorabbin
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support Chadstone
CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability Chadstone
CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services Case management  Moorabbin
HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing Bourke St Melbourne, Moorabbin
22320VIC Diploma of Justice  Glen Waverley


Find out more about Free TAFE for priority courses.
View the Free TAFE FAQs

Free TAFE for priority courses in Victoria


The Victorian Government's Free TAFE for priority courses is an opportunity for eligible students to study with greater convenience and peace-of-mind. If eligible, you will not pay course tuition fees for a free government course.

Free TAFE is designed to reduce the financial barrier for students wanting to train in courses that have a clear pathway to in-demand occupations in the Victorian economy.

We offer
Free TAFE courses across nine study areas at Holmesglen - at a pre-apprenticeship, certificate, diploma or advanced diploma qualification level. These include non-apprenticeship courses and courses that provide pathways to apprenticeships (also called pre-apprenticeships).

We're currently accepting applications for our next available intake. See the list of Free TAFE courses we offer and apply today.

Free TAFE courses eligibility

If you’re an Australian citizen or permanent resident; or a New Zealand citizen, you may be eligible to study a Free TAFE course in Victoria. You can access a Free TAFE course, if you are:

Under 20 or upskilling

  • Aged under 20 (regardless of any other qualifications they might hold); or
  • 20 years of age or older and enrolling in a course that is a higher qualification than the highest qualification you’ve previously attained

A Victorian who needs additional support

  • Unemployed and clients of the Jobs Victoria Employment Network
  • Retrenched workers
  • Automotive supply chain workers

Looking to change careers

Victorians who want to reskill, change careers, improve their employment prospects and/or meet the needs of local industries*.

*Subject to availability of TAFE places, and prioritised based on need.

You can access this free training initiative only once – even if you do not finish your chosen Free TAFE priority course. So, it is important that you consider your free training choice carefully.

All information is correct at the time of printing but subject to change.

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