Fee-Free TAFE Courses to Ease the Cost of Living and Help Locals of All Ages to Build a New Career

TAFE is more now more affordable than ever thanks to a $200 million partnership between the State and Federal Government 

These new fee-free TAFE courses are being offered to up to 37,000 Queenslanders of all ages during 2023. 

If you’ve been thinking about studying something new, or upskilling, now is the time to apply for one of the courses available our fantastic local Eagle Farm TAFE.

Some of the most popular Free Tafe courses include::

  • Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Diploma of Community Services
  • Diploma of Business
  • Diploma of Nursing (*eligible to First Nations Australian, people with disability or people from cultural and linguistically diverse background)
  • Certificate III in School Based Education Support
  • Certificate III in Information Technology
  • Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Certificate III in Individual Support and Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)
  • Certificate IV in Cyber Security
  • Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

To view the full qualifications list, visit https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/training-careers/incentives/fee-free-tafe

To be eligible, you must:

  • Permanently live in Queensland
  • Meet Australian citizenship/residency requirements
  • Be aged 15 years or older, and no longer in school
  • Not currently be enrolled in a qualification (not including foundation skills training).

Is it really free? Yes, The Queensland Government will cover the full cost of training in a high priority qualification that is included on the list, so eligible students don’t have to contribute to training fees. However, students may incur related costs such as uniforms and resources costs.

84 per cent of TAFE Queensland graduates go into employment or further study, according to Minister for Training and Skills Development Di Farmer.

As your local member, I’m proud to be part of the Palaszczuk Government supporting people to obtain job opportunities that could set them up with a rewarding career for life while helping to ease cost of living pressures on those studying.

Enrolments are available from 1 January – 31 December 2023 and are only available at TAFE Queensland and CQUniversity.

TAFE Queensland Chief Executive Officer Mary Campbell said Queenslanders eligible for Fee-Free TAFE funding will have the opportunity to enrol in one of over 80 skill sets, certificates and diploma level qualifications.

“Child care workers, welfare support workers, office managers and ICT technicians are all in high demand throughout Queensland, so it’s encouraging that the majority of our current enrolments are in sectors with recognised skills shortages,” Mrs Campbell said.

Find out more about Fee-Free TAFE here.

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