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Take your place with Fee Free TAFE. Apply now.

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.

TAFE SA will provide more than 100 qualifications and skills sets free of tuition fees for eligible students that align to the state’s priority industry growth sectors and priority cohorts.

People from the following groups are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • First Nations people
  • LGBTIQ+ community
  • Veterans
  • Job seekers
  • Young people
  • Unpaid carers
  • Women interested in non-traditional fields
  • People living with a disability
  • People who are eligible for certain visa sub classes

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

Fee Free TAFE courses by region

 

Arts and Design


Course Name   Duration
Diploma of Graphic Design 12 months Full Time

Course Name   Duration
Certificate IV in Interior Decoration 12 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Diploma of Interior Design 24 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Course Name   Duration
Certificate IV in Music (Performance) 6 months Full Time
Certificate IV in Music (Sound Production) 6 months Full Time

Course Name   Duration
Certificate II Program in Pathways to Screen and Media 16 weeks Full Time
Certificate III in Screen and Media 6 months Full Time

Course Name   Duration
Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services 12 months Full Time

Course Name   Duration
Certificate IV in Visual Arts 12 months Full Time
Diploma of Visual Arts 12 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
 

Building and Construction



Course Name   Duration
Certificate II in Construction Pathways 6 months Full Time
SSDIS01008 - Introduction to Construction Industry - Carpentry 5 weeks Full Time

Course Name   Duration
Certificate IV in Residential Drafting 12 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) 12 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Site Management) 12 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) 30 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Course Name   Duration
Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) 3 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate IV in Electrical - Instrumentation 24 months Part Time
Diploma of Electrical Engineering 18 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent


Course Name   Duration
Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying 48 months Part Time
 

Business and Marketing


Course Name   Duration
Certificate III in Health Administration 12 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate IV in Health Administration 12 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Course Name   Duration
Diploma of Project Management 24 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
 

Community Services


Course Name   Duration
Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community) 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
CHCSS00097 Individual Support - Ageing Skill Set 85 hours Part Time
CHCSS00098 - Individual Support - Disability Skill Set 85 hours Part Time
SSDIS01002 - Preparing to Work in Community Services and Health Skill Set 12 weeks Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care 12 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate IV in School Based Education Support 18 months Part Time
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care 24 months Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Certificate II in Community Services 5 months Full Time
Certificate III in Community Services 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention 12 months Full Time
Certificate IV in Community Services 12 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Diploma of Community Services / Bachelor of Social Work - Flinders Uni Pathway 4 years Full Time
Diploma of Community Services 18 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Course Name   Duration
Certificate IV in Mental Health 18 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Course Name   Duration
Certificate IV in Youth Work 12 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
 

Education and Languages


Course Name   Duration
Certificate I in English Proficiency 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate II in English Proficiency 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate III in English Proficiency 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate IV in English Proficiency 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Diploma of English Proficiency 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Course Name   Duration
Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE-English) 12 months Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Certificate I in Access to Vocational Pathways 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Course Name   Duration
Certificate II in Auslan 12 months Part Time
Certificate III in Auslan 12 months Part Time
Certificate IV in Auslan 12 months Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Certificate II in Vocational Preparation for Women 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent

 

Health and Lifestyle


Course Name   Duration
Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance 18 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Course Name   Duration
Certificate III in Dental Assisting 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate IV in Dental Assisting 12 months Part Time
HLTSS00072 - Dental radiography skill set 9 months Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Certificate II Program in Pathways to Health Studies 4 months Full Time
Certificate III in Pathology Collection 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate III in Health Services Assistance 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Diploma of Nursing/Bachelor of Nursing (Pre-registration) - Flinders Uni Pathway 4 years Full Time
Diploma of Nursing/Bachelor of Nursing - University of Adelaide Pathway 4 years Full Time
Diploma of Nursing 21 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
 

Hospitality and Tourism


Course Name   Duration
Certificate III in Patisserie 12 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate IV in Patisserie 18 months Full Time
FBPSS00002 - Bread baking for pastry cooks skill set 10 weeks Part Time
FBPSS00003 - Cake and pastry baking for bread bakers skill set 12 weeks Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Certificate II in Cookery 4 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate III in Commercial Cookery 12 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery 18 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
SSDIS01007 – Basic Skills for the Food Industry 80 hours Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Certificate III in Events 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Diploma of Event Management 12 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Course Name   Duration
Certificate II in Hospitality 4 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate III in Hospitality 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Diploma of Hospitality Management 18 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Course Name   Duration
Certificate III in Tourism 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management 12 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent

 

Information Technology


Course Name   Duration
Certificate IV in Cyber Security 12 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security) 12 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent


Course Name   Duration
Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) 12 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking) & (Cloud Engineering) 12 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Course Name   Duration
Certificate IV in Information Technology (Programming) 12 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Programming) 12 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Course Name   Duration
Certificate IV in Information Technology (Web Development) 12 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Diploma of Information Technology (Back End Web Development) 12 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
 

Mining, Engineering and Automotive


Course Name   Duration
Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Course Name   Duration
Diploma of Engineering - Technical 18 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Course Name   Duration
Certificate II in Electronics 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate II in Data and Voice Communications 12 months Part Time
Certificate II Program in Electrotechnology Electronics (Career Start) 6 months Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Certificate II in Engineering Pathways 3 months Full Time
SSDIS01011 - Basic Welding Skills 9 weeks Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Certificate II in Resources and Infrastructure Work Preparation 4 weeks Full Time
Certificate II in Civil Construction 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
SSDIS01010 - Introduction to Civil Construction Skill Set 4 days Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Diploma of Surveying 12 months Full Time
 

Primary Industries and Science


Course Name   Duration
Certificate II in Agriculture 24 months Part Time
Certificate III in Agriculture 24 months Part Time
Certificate III in Rural Operations 12 months Part Time

Course Name   Duration
MARSS00017 - Coxswains Grade 1 Skill Set 1 week Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management 12 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Diploma of Conservation and Ecosystem Management 12 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Course Name   Duration
Certificate II in Horticulture 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate III in Horticulture 12 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Certificate III in Landscape Construction 12 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Course Name   Duration
Certificate III in Wine Industry Operations (Viticulture) 42 months Part Time

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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