More Free TAFE Courses Offered in 2023

Whittlesea and Hume TAFE students will soon have more access to free courses on emergency health, mental health, family violence and agriculture next year, as part of four new, free TAFE courses that have been announced.

Minister of Training and Skills Gayle Tierney visited the simulated ambulance lab on Victoria University’s Sunshine campus on Friday, September 16, to announce that the Diploma of Emergency Health Care will be one of four new priority-free TAFE courses and six new short courses that the state government will give next year.

Other new free courses include a Certificate III in Production Horticulture, a Graduate Certificate in Client Assessment and Case Management and the Diploma of Interpreting (Auslan).

The state government will also make six short courses available for free starting next year, including courses in mental health, handling of agrochemicals and maintenance of electric and hybrid cars.

Ms Tierney said the Diploma of Emergency Health Care will help provide quality personnel to the state’s health system.

“Free TAFE has helped more than 122,000 Victorians find rewarding new careers – we’re adding courses in in-demand industries to ensure students get great jobs right out of school,” she said.

Victoria University and Swinburne University currently host the Diploma of Emergency Health Care, which gives students the qualifications to work in non-emergency patient transport positions, such as ambulance transport personnel, patient transport officers and paramedics.


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