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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 a Free TAFE course. Learn more about the Free TAFE program and check if you're eligible.

*Students eligible for Free TAFE must still pay materials and activities fees, and any third-party costs.

See the list of Free TAFE courses available at Holmesglen below by study area. Many of them have mid-year intakes. Spots are filling fast. Apply today, start mid-year!

Building and Construction


Community and Health Sciences



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).

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.

See all Free TAFE courses


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

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