The Victorian Skills Plan supports actions on skills

The Victorian Skills Plan for 2022 into 2023 has supported positive change in a short time.

Foundations of the Victorian vocational education and training system

  • Quality driven
  • Sector of choice for learners and industries
  • Continuous improvement focus
  • Relevant to learners, community and industry needs.

Better access to education and training

✔ Expanded eligibility for government-subsidised training and Free TAFE to support more Victorians to up-skill and re-skill.

✔ 12 courses and skill sets added to the Free TAFE list in 2023 including in construction, clean economy, and health care and social assistance.

✔ 10,000 scholarships to complete an undergraduate nursing or midwifery qualification at university.2

✔ Scholarships to complete a bachelor, graduate diploma or masters qualification in early childhood education.

✔ 6,000 new apprenticeships and traineeships in renewable energy.

✔ Centre for Excellence in Disability and Inclusion at The Gordon in Geelong to provide support for learners with disability to participate in training.

✔ Disability transition officers to enable learners with disability and additional needs to transition more effectively into post-secondary education.

✔ SummerTech LIVE providing 400 digital technology tertiary students with job-ready skills and digital capabilities to Victorian small and medium enterprises.

Better planning and decision making

✔ Seminar series for Industry Advisory Groups that explore the possibilities for synergy and collaboration between industry and education, and advise on senior secondary pathway reforms.

✔ Detailed insights into where job opportunities are in industries, occupations and regions through the Victorian Skills Authority’s Employment Forecast Dashboard.

✔ Seven Regional Skills Demand Profiles that provide information on skills gaps and job opportunities in the regions.

✔ Improved TAFE Network planning to meet skilling needs across Victoria.

✔ Updated Funded Course List to better align with industry needs and workforce demands.

✔ Improved core offering of VET Delivered to School Students and to better equip career practitioners to advise students on course selection, and career and pathways after school.

Better training experience

Dedicated practical placement officers in the Victorian TAFE Network to assist learners in securing placements.

✔ A new TAFE campus in Melton which will have a dedicated construction skills facility.

✔ A new Sunbury campus for Kangan Institute.

Design and deliver the Apprentice Mental Health Training Program.

Establish and deliver the Apprenticeships Taskforce.

✔ Expanded the Head Start school-based apprenticeship and traineeship program to make it available to all government senior secondary schools in Victoria.


2 Premier of Victoria (2022) Making it Free to Study Nursing and Midwifery(opens in a new window) August.