The Victorian Government is investing $1 billion in TAFE and training – driving economic recovery and giving Victorians the skills they need to get back into the workforce. The below initiatives will help support more Victorians to train, retrain and find new opportunities, including:

JobTrainer - The Victorian Government has partnered with the Commonwealth Government to jointly invest up to $260 million under the JobTrainer Fund to increase access to training for thousands of Victorians who have been most impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Eligible students can access free or low fee (concession) qualifications and skill sets within key industries and occupations. In early 2021, the JobTrainer list will be updated to reflect skill sets available under JobTrainer. Be sure to check back regularly for updates.

Free TAFE - The Victorian Government has invested in making priority TAFE courses and pre-apprenticeship courses in priority workforce areas tuition free. Free TAFE for priority courses reduces financial barriers for students. Students can train in courses that lead to jobs in demand from Victorian employers.

Construction Industry Skill Sets (CISS) - Free short accredited training courses to help people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic re-skill and find work in the construction industry.

Working for Victoria – Free online training available to help you change or update your skills to work in areas that are now hiring. You can do a Free TAFE course that leads to a recognised qualification in an industry where Victorian employers are likely to be looking for employees as the economy recovers.

Cross-Sector Infection Control Skill Set (CSICSS) - Workers in businesses where COVID-safe practices are vital can enrol in free training in identifying and managing the risk of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The courses will support businesses to reopen safely and continue to control the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) across Victoria.

Introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)- The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing support for Australians with disability, their families and carers.

What courses are on offer through these programs?

Chisholm is offering over 50 free or subsidised courses and skillsets through the above schemes, across areas identified as having a genuine skills need and employment growth, such as health and community services, construction, financial services, IT, and hairdressing and beauty services.

The JobTrainer list will be updated to reflects skill sets available under JobTrainer in early 2021. Be sure to check back regularly for updates.

Free TAFE logo - Free TAFE for Priority Course

Business and Finance

FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping  Free TAFE logo Job Trainer logo

FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting Free TAFE logo Job Trainer logo

22320VIC Diploma of Justice Free TAFE logo Job Trainer logo

FNS60217 Advanced Diploma of Accounting Free TAFE logo Job Trainer logo

Art and Design

ICP20120 Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts Free TAFE logo Job Trainer logo

CUA40715 Certificate IV in Design Job Trainer logo

CUA41115 Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging Job Trainer logo

CUA41315 Certificate IV in Visual Arts Job Trainer logo

Automotive

AUR20218 Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology Free TAFE logo Job Trainer logo

AUR20516 Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology Free TAFE logo Job Trainer logo

Building Trades and Construction

22338VIC Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship (Bricklaying) Free TAFE logo Job Trainer logo

22338VIC Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship (Carpentry) Free TAFE logo Job Trainer logo

UEE22011 Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) 22304VIC Free TAFE logo Job Trainer logo

22569VIC Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship) Free TAFE logo Job Trainer logo

CPC31411 Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing Free TAFE logo Job Trainer logo

CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) Free TAFE logo Job Trainer logo

CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) - study online Working for Victoria logo

CPC40912 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services Free TAFE logo Job Trainer logo

CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) Free TAFE logo Job Trainer logo

Community Services

22469VIC Course in Introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme

CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services Free TAFE logo Job Trainer logo

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) Free TAFE logo Job Trainer logo

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) Free TAFE logo Job Trainer logo

CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support Free TAFE logo Job Trainer logo

CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs Free TAFE logo Job Trainer logo

CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services Free TAFE logo Job Trainer logo

CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability Free TAFE logo Job Trainer logo

CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health Job Trainer logo

CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health Free TAFE logo Job Trainer logo

CHC43515 Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work Free TAFE logo Job Trainer logo

CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work Free TAFE logo Job Trainer logo

CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services Free TAFE logo Job Trainer logo

Education

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care Free TAFE logo Job Trainer logo

CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support Free TAFE logo Job Trainer logo

CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support Free TAFE logo Job Trainer logo

TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment Job Trainer logo

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care Free TAFE logo Job Trainer logo

Engineering

22470VIC Certificate II in Engineering Studies Free TAFE logo Job Trainer logo

Hair, Beauty and Make-up

SHB20216 Certificate II in Salon Assistant Free TAFE logo Job Trainer logo

SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering Job Trainer logo

SHB30115 Certificate III in Beauty Services Job Trainer logo

SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing Job Trainer logo

Health

HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance Free TAFE logo Job Trainer logo

HLT35015 Certificate III in Dental Assisting Free TAFE logo Job Trainer logo

HLT37215 Certificate III in Pathology Collection Job Trainer logo

HLT37015 Certificate III in Sterilisation Services Job Trainer logo

HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance Free TAFE logo Job Trainer logo

HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing Free TAFE logo Job Trainer logo

Horticulture and Conservation

AHC31416 Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management Job Trainer logo

AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture Free TAFE logo Job Trainer logo

Hospitality

SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery Free TAFE logo Job Trainer logo

SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality Free TAFE logo Job Trainer logo

SIT31016 Certificate III in Patisserie Job Trainer logo

Information Technology and Cybersecurity

ICT30118 Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology Job Trainer logo

22334VIC Certificate IV in Cyber Security Free TAFE logo Job Trainer logo

ICT40118 Certificate IV in Information Technology Job Trainer logo

Sport, Fitness and Massage

HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Job Trainer logo

SIS40619 Certificate IV in Outdoor Leadership Job Trainer logo

Workplace Safety

BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety Job Trainer logo

Where can I get more information?

For more information on each scheme, including terms, conditions and eligibility, please visit: