Welcome to Federation TAFE

At Federation TAFE, we’re known for our high-quality teaching and training courses. Everything we do is designed to help you get ahead in your career, or simply take that first step into post-secondary education. For more than 150 years, our courses have been driven by research, taught by some of the most experienced people in the business, and have always responded to the changing needs of industry.

Free TAFE for Priority Courses

Eligible students from across Victoria can access free training at Federation TAFE in the courses that lead to jobs most in demand from Victorian employers.

Read about Free TAFE

Future students

We provide a broad range of quality education and training programs and aim to be both innovative and adaptable to meet the skills needs of our region and beyond.

Future students enter here

Apprentices

Australian apprenticeships are available to anyone of working age and do not require any entry qualifications. You can be a school-leaver, re-entering the workforce or simply wishing to change careers.

Apprentices enter here

Employers

The University recognised very early the value of partnerships to expand the capabilities and maintain market advantage.

Employers enter here

Mitchell Corrigan

"With his course in conservation and land management, Mitchell will set himself up for a career working with nature. He'll learn in our specialised Rural Sciences Skills Centre as he practises skills like maintaining natural areas, implementing revegetation works and navigating in remote and trackless areas."

Mitchell Corrigan

"With his course in conservation and land management, Mitchell will set himself up for a career working with nature. He'll learn in our specialised Rural Sciences Skills Centre as he practises skills like maintaining natural areas, implementing revegetation works and navigating in remote and trackless areas."

50,000

Many of our TAFE courses lead directly to jobs with high expected openings of more than 50,000 over the next five years.
*Department of Employment

From butchers to bakers, builders to beauticians, our TAFE students are in demand industry-wide.

From butchers to bakers, builders to beauticians, our TAFE students are in demand industry-wide.

Take the next step

Federation TAFE can either be the beginning of your journey, a way to upskill in your career or a gateway to further study – it’s up to you.

Federation TAFE works with local distillers to fight food waste

Federation TAFE works with local distillers to fight food waste

30 November 2022

Federation TAFE is working to reduce food waste, utilising botanicals and fruits first used in Kilderkin Distillery's gin production process to produce a delicious range of artisan baked treats.

Ballarat Tech School hosts Peter Doherty Science Award

Ballarat Tech School hosts Peter Doherty Science Award

28 November 2022

High school students from across Ballarat and regional Victoria were recognised for their scientific nous at the 2022 Peter Doherty Science Awards hosted by the Ballarat Tech School.

You just have to take the chance

You just have to take the chance

17 November 2022

Alice believes it’s never too late to change your life and to be uncompromising in the pursuit of your dreams.