Federation TAFE

Free TAFE for Priority Courses

The Victorian Government Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative will cover tuition fees for 30 priority non-apprenticeship courses and 20 Victorian apprenticeship pathway courses for students who are eligible for government-subsidised training.

Read further information about priority courses and find out if you're eligible.

Register to become a TAFE teacher

Are you a professional who is looking to take the next step in your career and train the next generation of tradespeople?

Federation TAFE is currently recruiting for teaching staff to teach across various industry sectors at the SMB, Mt Helen and Wimmera campuses.

Victorian Training Awards

The high quality of our TAFE programs has been confirmed at the Victorian Training Awards.

Federation TAFE won awards in three categories; Victorian Apprentice of the Year, People’s Choice Award Winner and Employer Award for Apprentice Development. Winners were selected across 13 categories for individuals, employers, training providers and industry collaboration.

Alyssa Heard


Alyssa Heard's passion for cooking resulted in her being offered an apprenticeship, and enrolled in a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery where she has won several awards, including being named the Victorian Apprentice of the Year and People's Choice Award.

As well as being passionate about cooking, Alyssa loves baking and is now back here studying a Certificate III in Patisserie.

Alyssa will now go on to represent Victoria at the Australian Training Awards.

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Nazareth Care


Nazareth Care won the Employer Award for Apprentice Development in partnership with Federation TAFE.

Nazareth Care Ballarat's mission was to support disadvantaged members of the community as part of expanding their workforce, and to provide these individuals with an income and a future career pathway into health and aged care.

Trainees working for Nazareth Care have undertaken the Certificate III in Individual Support at Nazareth House in Ballarat.

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