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Free TAFE in QLD

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Are you thinking about studying a VET qualification when you leave high school? The Queensland Government offers free TAFE courses for people under the age of 25 in high priority areas.

To be eligible for free TAFE, you need to be under 25 years of age, not be in school, be an Australian citizen or resident, and not have completed a Certificate III level or higher qualification.

The course you choose also needs to be one of the 26 courses included under the scheme. You must also study at either TAFE Queensland or CQUni TAFE.

Some of the courses currently offered for free include:

  • Certificate III in Hospitality
  • Certificate III in Laboratory Skills
  • Certificate III in Food Processing
  • Certificate III in Manufacturing Technology
  • Certificate III in Education Support
  • Certificate III in Community Services
  • Certificate III in Individual Support
  • Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Certificate III in Agriculture
  • Certificate III in Arboriculture
  • Certificate III in Horticulture

The Queensland Government is also offering free apprenticeships and traineeships for people under the age of 25. All you need to do to be eligible is be aged under 25 and choose a course from one of the Government’s 139 priority qualifications.

Some courses offered as part of a free apprenticeship or traineeship include:

  • Certificate III in Arboriculture
  • Certificate III in Parks and Gardens
  • Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology
  • Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Avionics)
  • Certificate III in Hairdressing
  • Certificate III in Carpentry
  • Certificate III in Plumbing
  • Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)
  • Certificate III in Printing (Screen Printing)
  • Certificate III in Electrical Fitting
  • Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade
  • Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
  • Certificate III in Laboratory Skills

To apply for a free TAFE course, just follow these steps:

  1. Find a course you’d like to study
  2. Find somewhere to study it

Free means the Queensland Government will cover the full cost of training in a qualification, so eligible students don’t contribute to training fees.

However, students may incur related costs such as uniform and resource costs for apprentices and trainees.

Read more about free TAFE for under 25s here: https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/training-careers/incentives/freetafe

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