This Budget provides $12 million to continue and expand the Apprenticeship Support Officers program which will help provide apprentices and employers with tailored support, ensuring more Victorians complete their training and take up a job they want.
Funding will target learners most at risk of dropping out including female apprentices.
The Victorian Government is investing $83 million to support and strengthen TAFEs as they sustainably transition to a new funding model and expand coordination of practical placements for TAFE students.
This builds on our significant previous investment in TAFE, helping students access more TAFE courses and get trained for a wider variety of jobs.
This Budget provides $4.1 million to add Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses in Auslan to our successful Free TAFE program, making it easier for students to get the qualifications they need to support Victoria’s deaf community.
Nearly $800,000 is also allocated to provide an accessibility review of all Victorian TAFE campuses to help people with disability access the training and skills they need to succeed.
And $10 million to establish new Skills Solutions Partnerships will help address skills shortages in priority areas through collaboration with government, industry, TAFEs and dual sector universities.
Reviewed 03 May 2022