Explore options for learning
Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE Benalla is one of six campuses in north-east Victoria opening its doors to the public and prospective students this month.
GOTAFE chief executive officer Travis Heeney said the open days were an opportunity for prospective students to discover a variety of free courses and view the facilities in which they were taught.
‘‘This year we are opening up GOTAFE campuses across the region over two weekends to allow everyone the chance to discover training opportunities available for next year,’’ Mr Heeney said.
On Saturday, October 13, from 10 am until 2 pm, GOTAFE Benalla will host its open day.
Other open-days in the region are:
Seymour Campus, Wallis St, Saturday, October 13;
Shepparton Campus, Fryers St, Sunday, October 14;
Werribee Campus, Research Close, Saturday, October 20; and
Wangaratta Campus, Docker St, Sunday, October 21.
‘‘Open Days will provide you with all of the information you need to take the next step towards your dream career,’’ Mr Heeney said.
‘‘Now with Free TAFE it is even easier than ever to begin study.’’
Free TAFE ensures eligible students from across the north east will be able to access free training at GOTAFE in a range of courses that lead to the most in-demand jobs in the state.
Through Free TAFE, the Victorian Government will cover tuition fees for 20 priority TAFE courses
●●●●and 18 pre-apprenticeship courses from January 1, next year, for eligible students.
‘‘Until now, some people may not have been able to afford vocational study,’’ Mr Heeney said.
‘‘Free TAFE removes the financial barrier for locals wanting to undertake quality, accredited TAFE training that gives them the skills they need to secure real jobs building our state and caring for our community.’’
Victoria’s unprecedented building boom of road and rail projects, new schools and hospitals, as well as increased support for Victorians living with disability and historic action to curb family violence has created a massive demand for skilled workers.
More than ever, the skills required for these high-demand jobs are learned at TAFE.
‘‘Open day is a chance for those thinking about study to find out more,’’ Mr Heeney said.
‘‘Trainers will be on hand showcasing our purpose-built facilities and simulation equipment, running demonstration activities and answering all of your questions.
‘‘Our Skills and Jobs Centres will also be open, with career advisors available to assist with your course or job search.
‘‘GOTAFE is proud to offer these free priority courses and play our part in making sure all Victorians can get the training they need for a good job, building our state.’’
The list of Free TAFE courses available at GOTAFE is growing every week.
Visit gotafe.vic.edu.au/freetafe for all the latest.
It is important to note that eligibility criteria apply for free TAFE, and other fees and charges, such as student services fees or materials fees, may also apply.
Students can check their eligibility by phoning GOTAFE on 1300 GOTAFE or emailing email@example.com
Register to attend an open-day for your chance to win a $1000 eftpos gift card.
Enrolments for 2019 courses at GOTAFE are open from November until February.
For more information on GOTAFE and free TAFE, visit gotafe.vic.edu.au/openday or phone 1300 GOTAFE (468 233).
Discover your future: GOTAFE Benalla is holding an open day on Sunday.