Free, low-cost priority courses in high-demand industries now available at GOTAFE

OPPORTUNITIES TO LEARN... Apprentice, Jack Scrimizzi, GOTAFE electrical trainer, Norm Lawler, and electrician, Tyson Saunders. The Federal Government's Jobtrainer initiative is making it easier to commence study in priority industries. Photo: Supplied

HAVE you found yourself at a crossroads and trying to figure out what to do next? Thanks to the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments’ newly-established $260M JobTrainer initiative, now is a great time to consider commencing study to explore a new career.
Under the JobTrainer initiative, Victorians who are unemployed and/or aged 17-24 will be eligible to access either free or low-cost training in areas of identified skills need and employment growth.

There are a range of placements in more than 60 priority courses available to help people upskill, retrain, enter the workforce for the first time and rebuild their lives after a difficult year.

Former GOTAFE student, Tyson Saunders, is proof that once you are set on the right path, the sky is the limit. Tyson started his career studying electrotechnology at GOTAFE, and has now established his own business, ‘Tyson Saunders Electrical’. He now employs two students and an A-grade electrician, all who have embarked on life after school with a course at GOTAFE.

“GOTAFE is a really nice place to study and there is massive support from the teachers and staff,” Tyson said.

“The fact that my apprentices go through GOTAFE gives me confidence to know that they’re going to get the right training. It takes the pressure off, knowing that they’re going to get the best they can.”

Jack Scrimizzi works as an apprentice with Tyson and said that studying with GOTAFE has given him the tools to get prepared for the workforce.
“On the job, you pick up everyday skills that you can always benefit from in the future, and it prepares you for the proper work,” Jack said.

To view the full list of JobTrainer courses available at GOTAFE or to check your availability, visit or call GOTAFE on 1300 468 233. GOTAFE Shepparton is located at 152-200 Fryers Street.