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If you are considering doing a TAFE course but aren’t sure about the cost, now might be the time.

There are many new incentives making TAFE even more affordable so you can pursue your passion and career goals in 2022. Two initiatives that are proving very popular are JobTrainer and TAFE Priority Skills Funding.

The COVID-19 pandemic is seeing people re-evaluate their lives and careers. JobTrainer, which was established by the Australian Government in partnership with state and territory governments, was launched in response to COVID-19, providing free or low-fee training courses with a maximum cost of only $400.

Initially launched for school leavers and job seekers, JobTrainer has been expanded to include any eligible Queenslander, regardless of age or employment status, who wants to undertake training in aged care, disability care, childcare and digital skills. Students are eligible to access training under the JobTrainer Fund regardless of any prior qualifications completed or held.

TAFE Priority Skills Fund, established and funded by the Queensland Government, is also of significant benefit to people looking to upskill with a certificate III, IV or
diploma-level qualification. The benefits of this program include the wide variety of courses subsidised and the second chance funding. This means that even if you already hold a qualification, you may be eligible to study another course at a significantly reduced cost.

Employers also have the option to access the TAFE Priority Skills Fund for eligible staff. These initiatives offer people an entry into TAFE training – a chance to follow their pursuits, acquire valuable skills and change or enhance their careers. So, if you are looking to become a teacher’s aide, a horticulturalist, expand your business skills, or enter the ever in demand health industry, visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/subsidy or call one of our friendly experts on 13 27 86 to find out more.

Further details can be found at http://www.cqu.edu.au/tafe or call 13 27 86