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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
CPC60115 Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying Chadstone

Community and Health Sciences

HLT35015 Certificate III in Dental Assisting Chadstone
HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance
Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support Chadstone
CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability Chadstone
CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services Case management 
No places left for 2020.
HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing
No places left for 2020.
Bourke St Melbourne, Moorabbin
22320VIC Diploma of Justice 
No places left for 2020.
Glen Waverley


Find out more about Free TAFE for priority courses.
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Free TAFE for priority courses in Victoria


The Victorian Government's new 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.

The Free TAFE for priority courses are 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. The Free TAFE course list includes 30 priority non apprenticeship courses and 20 courses that provide pathways to apprenticeships (sometimes called pre-apprenticeships).

We offer
Free TAFE courses across nine study areas at Holmesglen - at a pre-apprenticeship, certificate, diploma or advanced diploma qualification level. We're currently accepting applications for Free TAFE for priority courses.

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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