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Fee-free TAFE

Fee Free Training

Fee Free TAFE is a jointly funded initiative of the Commonwealth, state and territory governments. The initiative provides tuition-free vocational education and training to ACT students wanting to train, retrain or upskill. Students will need to pay for any learning resources such as textbooks or other equipment required for the course.

Fee Free TAFE is intended for new enrolments, however, you do not need to be new to CIT.

Places are limited and you must meet the eligibility requirements.


To be eligible for fee-free training at CIT, you must, at the time of enrolment:

  • be at least 17 years of age, not enrolled at school or another program leading to the completion of year 12
  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent Australian resident or an eligible VISA holder, and
  • live or work in the ACT.


In addition to the above, you must also be included in any of the following priority groups:

  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • people with a disability
  • young people aged 17-24 years (who are not enrolled at school and have completed Year 12)
  • jobseeker and/or in receipt of an income support benefit
  • unpaid carers
  • women experiencing financial hardship
  • women enrolling in the Certificate II in Construction Pathways (CPC20220) or the Certificate II Electronics (UEE21920)
  • any person enrolling into a care sector course.

Students must also meet the eligibility requirements of individual courses.

Current available courses

The below courses are now open for applications for Fee Free TAFE. To apply, click on the course you are interested in from the list below.





Register your Interest

If you would like more information about fee-free training at CIT, please complete the form below and we will be in touch with further information.

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Need help?

Our Student Services team can help answer any questions you might have. Please call us on (02) 6207 3188 or email

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