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[VIC] Free TAFE and Apprenticeship Courses 2020

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Update from https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/375808

Eligibility
Any Australian citizen or permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen is eligible to do one Free TAFE for priority course in Victoria if they meet the following criteria:

  1. under 20 or upskilling
  2. aged under 20 (regardless of any other qualifications they might hold)
  3. are 20 or older and enrolling in a course that is a higher qualification than the highest qualification previously attained
  4. Victorians who need additional support

Victorians who are:

  1. unemployed and clients of the Jobs Victoria Employment Network
  2. retrenched workers
  3. automotive supply chain workers
  4. 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.


List of TAFE Courses

Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

Diploma of Accounting

Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs
Advanced Diploma of Accounting
Certificate IV in Ageing Support
Certificate II in Agriculture
Certificate III in Agriculture
Certificate IV in Agriculture
Certificate III in Agriculture (Dairy Production)

Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance
Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance
Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying

Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention
Certificate III in Civil Construction
Certificate IV in Civil Construction Supervision
Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
Certificate III in Community Services
Certificate IV in Community Services
Diploma of Community Services
Certificate III in Concreting
Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing
Certificate IV in Cyber Security
Certificate III in Dental Assisting
Certificate IV in Dental Assisting
Certificate IV in Disability

Certificate III in Education Support
Certificate IV in Education Support
Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Certificate IV in Engineering
Certificate III in Horticulture
Certificate III in Hospitality
Certificate III in Individual Support

Diploma of Justice
Certificate IV in Mental Health
Diploma of Nursing

Certificate IV in Plumbing and Service
Certificate III in Rail Infrastructure
Certificate III in Tourism
Certificate IV in Youth Work

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Comments

  • +13 votes

    Now that's what I call a decent list, not just some piddly SoA's (of which 95% of them have been available for ages anyhow).

  • +2 votes

    what do you guys think about Certificate IV in Cyber Security? seems to be in hot demand

    • +10 votes

      The certificate and diploma level Cyber Security qualifications have a lot of backing from the government and big companies like Cisco, BAE, ANZ, NBN and others. So it can potentially be a good way to get started with those on the industry panel backing it.

      From what I've seen a lot of the coursework seems quite relevant despite being entry level. I think the real challenge will be finding a competent teacher in the area.

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        thanks, are you doing the course yourself? which Tafe or Uni do you recommend for this?

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          No I'm not taking the course and it's been a few years since I was at University. Cybersecurity is a component of my job however and I like to stay up to date with the courses available.

      • +3 votes

        I am currently teaching the Cert IV Cyber and can confirm your comment is very valid.
        Because it's so popular there is a lot of sub-par teachers taking it, which is rather unfortunate considering it is a very comprehensive course, yet has no entry requirements per-say.

        A lot of my students are using the cert to move diagonally in their organization, for example moving from a standard IT Dept. to a Cyber Sec Dept.

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      After speaking to a hell of a lot of people at Cybercon last year, the general feeling was everyone in the private sector still wanted a Bachelor Degree - no matter what kind. So any sort of degree plus the Cert IV in Cyber Security, and you're good. But just the Cert? Only govt is interested in talking to you. Everyone in govt has the same view 'yeah we've noticed that, but we're hoping this will change in the next few years when they see the value of this Certificate'.

      Personally, I feel like there is a huge discrepancy between the institutions and teachers, which means there's a huge variety in the outcome. My school had two fantastic teachers, and the rest were rubbish. The problem seemed to be that the school accepted too many students into the course, without the facilities or teachers to deliver. Hopefully it gets better everywhere, every year.

  • +4 votes

    Just remember that some of these courses may count towards your eligibility for CSP's in the future. Aka you may have to pay full price for another cert or degree you do later down the track. Worth a bit of research to see how it affects you.

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    ..waits for someone to say this is not a deal..

  • +1 vote

    Are these available online or do you have to physically attend classes?

    • +1 vote

      Campus courses

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      Open learning have a bunch of uni’s running good courses for a fee but this is free! Hopefully they’ll start modules online for these freebies

    • +1 vote

      Chisholm seem to be running online for the social science courses

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      I'm currently doing the 100% online Chisholm Cert 4 in Building & Construction. Like poster below says, it's basically CHisholm doing online

  • +1 vote

    A lot of Uni's also have guaranteed entry pathway if you’ve completed a TAFE/VET Certificate 4 or higher level qualification
    Example Flinders: https://www.flinders.edu.au/study/pathways/tafevet-to-uni/ta...

  • +2 votes

    oh crud, no Electrotechnology this time?

  • +1 vote

    Can I sign up just to be eligible for the edu discount for an S20 Ultra, then drop out?

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    Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs what is this?

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      How to make hand sanitisers with >60% alcohol? Or other hand sanitisers without alcohol like 0.054% of benzalkonium chloride (BKC) also for the purpose of killing Covid?

    • +3 votes

      One hell of a party

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    when is intake?

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    Certificate IV in Engineering or Accounting is of interest. I have a masters level degree in the health sciences but want to change careers. Might see if I qualify and can do while working part-time.

    Thanks OP!

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      If you have a higher qualification already (a masters degree), will you still be qualified ?

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        I doubt.

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        if it's a change of area you will be eligible.. source myself, finishing a free tafe in cookery coming from IT field

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          Hey there, if you don't mind answering, which course did you do and how useful was it? I'm interested the commercial cookery cert as well, also coming from IT.

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          I just contacted polytechnic and was told that if you have done a higher qualification you are not eligible for the Free TAFE even you are changing over from other industry. I am not sure if that person I talked to really knows about it cause just from the uninterested tone she answered my questions……

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            @t0087669: Try again with someone else. I had a Cert IV, Adv Diploma, and have done first year of a Bachelor and I got a free TAFE at Mel Poly last year. I was told I technically wouldn't be eligible initially, but they relaxed it. They also kinda have their own way of doing things. It's not uni, they can be flexible if they want to.

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        It being a change of profession is what has me wondering.

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    OP writes, victorian looking to change careers

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    Have a degree in civil engineering. Wondering if can do the diploma in buildings and construction. Also thinking of cert4 cyber security. Can't decide.

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      was told by Box Hill that if you have a higher degree than cert 4 then you are not eligible for free TAFE, they used to have some exemptions if you are changing career but in the current situation it is less likely they give out the exemption……

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        ^^ Just got off the phone with them then and they said the only exemptions are for no qualifications or foreign students

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    Any institution don't charge extra like student fee? BOX Hill institute is charging $1000 a year.

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    posted this by accident

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    If you're from another states, would you still be eligible for this ?

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    but i think not many courses open now due to the virus?

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    Turns out 3 tafes only have exemptions left for foreign citizens for horticulture.
    Was kinda keen on leaving IT but maybe next year :(