Free TAFE and apprenticeships extended and available for people under 25

Even more young Queenslanders can now take advantage of free TAFE and free apprenticeships for under 25s, with Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development, Di Farmer announcing the initiative has been extended until 2023.

The Queensland Government pays all or part of your course fees for you. Funds go straight to your training provider, so you can focus on your training.

Subsidies are for priority qualifications and other courses, and can be found across a wide range of industry areas. So whether you’re looking to take on an apprenticeship, change careers or reskill, a training subsidy could be the lower-cost option you need to achieve your goals.

The top free TAFE courses are:

  • Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Certificate III in Individual Support
  • Certificate III in Education Support
  • Certificate III in Health Services Assistance
  • Certificate III in Community Services

The top free apprenticeship courses are:

  • Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician
  • Certificate III in Carpentry
  • Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology
  • Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade
  • Certificate III in Hairdressing

For more information about Free TAFE and Free apprenticeships for under 25s, visit www.qld.gov.au/skillspower.