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Additional Fee Free TAFE places announced

Fee Free TAFE and vocational education is a joint initiative of the Australian and South Australian Governments providing tuition-free training places to students wanting to train, retrain or upskill. Thousands of South Australians have enrolled and commenced study in Fee Free TAFE courses since the launch of the initiative at the beginning of 2023.

Over 4,000 additional Fee Free TAFE places will be available at TAFE SA each year for the next three years commencing in 2024.

This extension of the initiative represents a significant investment in training delivery in South Australia and will support industries facing skills shortages, growth industries and emerging sectors, creating more opportunities for South Australians to access new and high-level skills in priority areas such as:

  • Care (aged care, childcare, health care, disability care)
  • Hospitality and tourism
  • Technology and digital
  • Construction
  • Agriculture
  • Sovereign capability (for example manufacturing, and defence), and
  • VET workforce

Fee Free TAFE is intended for new students to the course being offered. Students need to be new to the course, not new to TAFE SA.

The number of Fee Free TAFE places that are funded is limited by the terms of the skills agreement signed by the Australian and South Australian Governments.

People from the following groups are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • First Nations Australians
  • Young people (17-24)
  • People who are out of work or receiving income support payments
  • Unpaid carers
  • Women facing economic insecurity
  • Women undertaking study in non-traditional fields
  • People with disability including autism and neurodivergence
  • Certain categories of visa holders

Fee Free TAFE courses by region

 

Building and Construction


Course Name   Fee Free TAFE Availability for Semester 1, 2024
Certificate II in Construction Pathways Allocation exhausted

Course Name   Fee Free TAFE Availability for Semester 1, 2024
Certificate IV in Residential Drafting Allocation exhausted
Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) Allocation exhausted
Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Site Management) Allocation exhausted
Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) Allocation exhausted
Diploma of Building Design Available

Course Name   Fee Free TAFE Availability for Semester 1, 2024
Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) Available
Certificate IV in Electrical - Instrumentation Available

Course Name   Fee Free TAFE Availability for Semester 1, 2024
Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship) Available
Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (Hydraulic Services Design) Allocation exhausted
Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (Operations) Allocation exhausted
 

Business and Marketing


Course Name   Fee Free TAFE Availability for Semester 1, 2024
Certificate III in Health Administration Allocation exhausted
 

Community Services


Course Name   Fee Free TAFE Availability for Semester 1, 2024
Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) Allocation exhausted
Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) Allocation exhausted
Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability) Allocation exhausted

Course Name   Fee Free TAFE Availability for Semester 1, 2024
Certificate III in Outside School Hours Care Allocation exhausted
Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care Allocation exhausted
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care/Bachelor Early Childhood Education (Honours)(LHEC/MHEC) - UniSA Pathway Allocation exhausted
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care Allocation exhausted

Course Name   Fee Free TAFE Availability for Semester 1, 2024
Certificate III in Community Services Allocation exhausted
Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention Allocation exhausted
Diploma of Community Services / Bachelor of Social Work - Flinders Uni Pathway Allocation exhausted
Diploma of Counselling/Bachelor of Arts - Uni of Adelaide Pathway Allocation exhausted
Diploma of Counselling/Bachelor of Social Sciences - Uni of Adelaide Pathway Allocation exhausted
Diploma of Counselling/Bachelor of Arts - UniSA Pathway Allocation exhausted
Diploma of Counselling Allocation exhausted
Diploma of Community Services Allocation exhausted
 

Education and Languages


Course Name   Fee Free TAFE Availability for Semester 1, 2024
Certificate I in Deaf Gain Education Available
Certificate II in Auslan Allocation exhausted
Certificate III in Auslan Allocation exhausted

Course Name   Fee Free TAFE Availability for Semester 1, 2024
Certificate III in Women's Advocacy Allocation exhausted
Certificate IV in Women's Advocacy Available

Course Name   Fee Free TAFE Availability for Semester 1, 2024
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment Allocation exhausted
TAESS00014 - Enterprise Trainer - Presenting Skill Set Available
TAESS00015 - Enterprise Trainer and Assessor Skill Set Available
TAESS00018 - Deliver E-learning skill set Available
 

Health and Lifestyle


Course Name   Fee Free TAFE Availability for Semester 1, 2024
Certificate III in Dental Assisting Allocation exhausted

Course Name   Fee Free TAFE Availability for Semester 1, 2024
Certificate III in Pathology Collection Allocation exhausted
Diploma of Nursing/Bachelor of Nursing (Pre-registration) - Flinders Uni Pathway Allocation exhausted
Diploma of Nursing/Bachelor of Nursing - University of Adelaide Pathway Allocation exhausted
Diploma of Nursing/Bachelor of Nursing - UniSA Pathway Allocation exhausted
Diploma of Nursing Allocation exhausted
 

Hospitality and Tourism


Course Name   Fee Free TAFE Availability for Semester 1, 2024
Certificate II in Cookery Allocation exhausted

Course Name   Fee Free TAFE Availability for Semester 1, 2024
Certificate II in Hospitality Allocation exhausted
 

Information Technology


Course Name   Fee Free TAFE Availability for Semester 1, 2024
Certificate III in Information Technology Allocation exhausted
Certificate IV in Information Technology (Systems Administration Support) Allocation exhausted
Certificate IV Program in IT (Systems Administration Support) - Industry Work Experience Program Allocation exhausted

Course Name   Fee Free TAFE Availability for Semester 1, 2024
Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) Allocation exhausted

Course Name   Fee Free TAFE Availability for Semester 1, 2024
Certificate IV in Information Technology (Programming) Allocation exhausted

Course Name   Fee Free TAFE Availability for Semester 1, 2024
Certificate IV in Information Technology (Web Development) Allocation exhausted
 

Mining, Engineering and Automotive


Course Name   Fee Free TAFE Availability for Semester 1, 2024
Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology Available

Course Name   Fee Free TAFE Availability for Semester 1, 2024
Diploma of Engineering - Technical Allocation exhausted

Course Name   Fee Free TAFE Availability for Semester 1, 2024
Certificate II in Electronics Allocation exhausted

Course Name   Fee Free TAFE Availability for Semester 1, 2024
Certificate II in Engineering Pathways Available

Course Name   Fee Free TAFE Availability for Semester 1, 2024
Certificate II in Resources and Infrastructure Work Preparation Allocation exhausted
SSDIS01010 - Introduction to Civil Construction Skill Set Available
 

Primary Industries and Science


Course Name   Fee Free TAFE Availability for Semester 1, 2024
Certificate II in Agriculture Available
Certificate III in Agriculture Allocation exhausted

Course Name   Fee Free TAFE Availability for Semester 1, 2024
Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management Allocation exhausted

Course Name   Fee Free TAFE Availability for Semester 1, 2024
Certificate II in Horticulture Allocation exhausted
Certificate III in Horticulture Allocation exhausted
Certificate III in Landscape Construction Available

Tourism courses are not included as part of Fee Free TAFE.

Please note, Fee Free TAFE covers the tuition fee of the course. Where applicable some courses may include additional fees such as a Resource Fee or Incidental Fee.

Contact us

Visit our eligibility criteria and FAQs page for more details. If you need further assistance, please contact the TAFE SA Infoline on 1800 882 661 or email us

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