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Training and skills to work in education and training services

Building your career in education and training services requires certain training and skills. You may already have some of the needed skills depending on your life or experience.

Find out which Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses you can undertake and what financial support may be available to help pay for your course. 

Apprenticeships and traineeships

Apprenticeships and traineeships are available in many industries. They give you the opportunity to learn on the job in a real workplace while studying a VET course through a training provider. You earn a wage, and you can be full time or part time.

You can start an apprenticeship or traineeship at any stage of your career, even when you’re still at secondary school. On completion you’ll gain a nationally recognised qualification.

To find out more about apprenticeships and traineeships visit:

Personal and transferable skills

‘Transferable skills’ are skills that you can use in different jobs, roles and careers. You may already have them or will learn them as your career progresses.

Some personal and transferable skills you might find helpful for working in education and training services include:

  • communication
  • planning and organising
  • teamwork
  • time management
  • supporting and nurturing others
  • ability to engage with people of all ages and backgrounds
  • training and supervision
  • interpersonal skills and relationship building
  • technical knowledge.

Financial support for training

Free TAFE provides free or low cost access to selected courses and pre-apprenticeship courses for in demand jobs in Victoria.

You may be eligible for Free TAFE or Skills First funding to help pay for your course or apprenticeship.

Visit our financial assistance for training and other expenses page for more information.

Get help finding the right course

Need help deciding on a training course, or planning your next career step?

Contact the TAFE and Training Line(opens in a new window) for information via phone or email about training courses, training providers and government-subsidised training.

Contact your local Skills and Jobs Centre for free qualified, independent advice and support on training, career planning and finding a job in your local area.

Resources to plan your next steps

Visit our education and training services industry profile to find out about:

Also visit our working with children and young people industry profile

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