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Free TAFE Starts At Chisholm Wonthaggi

13 February 2019

Wonthaggi students and job seekers are getting into training through the Andrews Labor Government’s Free TAFE program, with 30 students already enrolled in priority courses at Chisholm Institute Wonthaggi.

Minster for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney joined Member for Bass Jordan Crugnale today to meet with students studying Free TAFE certificate courses in Individual Support, Community Services and Disability at the institute, where only seven students were enrolled in priority TAFE courses this time last year.

Chisholm Institute is offering 38 Free TAFE courses across its campuses including courses in accounting and bookkeeping, disability and individual support.

Almost 3000 Free TAFE students have started their training in January at TAFEs across Victoria – close to three times the number who commenced training in the same courses in January last year.

Free TAFE for Priority Courses reduces the financial barrier for eligible students wanting to train in the courses that lead to the jobs that are most in demand from Victorian employers.

Free TAFE will mean more Victorians get the skills they need for jobs working on major road and rail projects, building schools and hospitals and caring for our loved ones.

TAFE institutes across Victoria, including universities that offer TAFE courses, are continuing to take enrolments for Free TAFE courses, with classes starting throughout 2019.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Training and Skills and Higher Education Gayle Tierney

“Free TAFE will make it easier for jobs seekers to train for jobs across a range of industries that are crying out for more skilled workers.”

“Not only are we investing in the projects our state needs, we’re investing in the people we need to deliver them.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Bass Jordan Crugnale

“Free TAFE is here and the response from the Gippsland region has been overwhelming.”

“We’re removing the cost barriers to training, allowing Bass Coast locals to enrol in Free TAFE and get the skills for the jobs that keep our community moving.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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