Occupations in demand are marked with this symbol .
If you see a related job marked with this symbol, it’s identifying a role that is currently, or is at risk of, experiencing a skills shortage.
When an occupation has a skills shortage, it means the chances of getting a job after completing your course could be higher.
The information used to identify occupations in demand is primarily sourced from Higher Education and Skills Group (HESG) in the Department of Education and Training (DET), the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and Deloitte Access Economics.
Students may be eligible for government-subsidised training. This is only offered by training providers who have a contract with the Victorian Government to deliver government-subsidised training.
If you're eligible, the government will contribute to the cost of the training.
Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol . Course availability data is sourced from the Australian Course Information Register.
Courses marked 'Tuition fee-free at TAFE' are on the Victorian Government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative list. This means students who are eligible for government-subsidised training can enrol in one priority course for free at a TAFE Victoria provider.
Your TAFE will confirm your eligibility when you enrol in a course on the Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative list.
It's important to know that TAFEs may charge other fees, such as student services fees or materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself.
Before you enrol:
For more information, see Free TAFE for Priority Courses.
This course is available to study as a pre-apprenticeship. A pre-apprenticeship is a great way to get a feel for the industry before committing to an apprenticeship.
Some pre-apprenticeships can help reduce the length of a formal apprenticeship. This only applies to selected courses approved by the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA). To find out if this applies to your pre-apprenticeship contact your training provider.
For more information about pre-apprenticeships, see our Pre-Apprenticeships page.
The courses shown on the Victorian Skills Gateway website are regulated qualifications under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), or short training programs made up of units of competency from regulated qualifications.
The full fee range does not factor in any government subsidies.
The government-subsidised fee range marked with this symbol factors in a Victorian Government subsidy.
The ranges are based on:
The fee ranges shown do not factor in concessions or scholarships. They also exclude other fees set by the training provider such as materials, services, and amenities.
All subsidies presented on this site are correct at the time of publication; subsidy information is updated on a monthly basis. To obtain the most accurate quote for the course you’re considering, please contact the training provider directly.
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