If you are a veteran living in Victoria or transitioning out of service and looking to upskill or change careers, there are education supports available in Victoria.

Education in Victoria

Find information to help you gain valuable skills, education support and other services.

Free TAFE for priority coursesExternal Link – reduces financial barriers for eligible students. Train in courses that lead to jobs in demand from Victorian employers. Find out about eligibility and the list of courses on offer.

Victorian Skills GatewayExternal Link – explore the latest Victorian TAFE and training opportunities.

Victorian Government Skills and Jobs CentresExternal Link – expert advice on training and employment opportunities. This includes:

  • careers advice
  • help with job searching
  • preparing your resume
  • help in using your existing skills to align to a new job or to undertake new training.

Victorian Government apprenticeshipsExternal Link – apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities. Re-skill for a career on some of the biggest infrastructure projects in the state.

Careers in educationExternal Link – find job vacancies and learn about:

  • qualifications
  • scholarships
  • employment conditions.

Consider careers in:

  • teaching and school
  • early childhood
  • Victorian Public Service, allied health or regional.

Veteran Higher Education Pathways in Victoria to a New Career

University higher education in Victoria provides a pathway for Veterans looking to reskill or pursue a new career, with admission to courses assessed based on eligibility and ATAR/selection rank.

Australian Catholic University’s Veteran Entry ProgramExternal Link assesses veterans’ defence training history and converts this to an ATAR-equivalent entry rank for courses at ACU (eg first 2 years ADF training equivalent ATAR = 82).

Reviewed 28 July 2022

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