JobTrainer VIC is an investment in the vocational education and training (VET) of Victorian workers, school leavers, apprentices, and trainees. It’s a joint undertaking by the Australian and state government of Victoria allowing residents to enrol in free and low cost training.
Approximately 88,900 extra training places will be available in Victoria under JobTrainer plus additional funding will be allocated for existing apprentices and trainees.
What courses are being funded in Victoria?
JobTrainer in Victoria provides free and low cost training in industries and locations where there are skill shortages. These industries include health care, social assistance, transport and warehousing, postal, manufacturing, retail and wholesale trade.
Courses will range from nationally recognised qualifications (Certificate I through Advanced Diploma) as well as short courses and skill sets that support mandatory licences and permits.
How much will the courses cost?
Approximately 88,900 training places under JobTrainer VIC will be at low cost or completely free.
Who is eligible for JobTrainer?
To qualify for a free or low cost course under VIC JobTrainer you must be a resident of Victoria, aged 17-24 years of age, currently unemployed (this includes people who are new to the workforce or need to re-skill because they lost their job), and receiving an income support payment (eg, JobSeeker, Austudy, Youth Allowance).