JobTrainer - Free or low-fee courses

Learn skills for jobs in demand like health, aged and disability care, IT and trades.

JobTrainer - Skills that work

Are you leaving school, looking for work, or wanting to reskill or upskill in an in-demand industry? JobTrainer could offer you access to a free or low-fee vocational education and training (VET) course. Through JobTrainer you can study an accredited diploma, certificate or a short course. These courses can prepare you for work in fast-growing industries that need skilled workers.

JobTrainer resources


Resources for Indigenous people

JobTrainer resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


Translated resources - Arabic

JobTrainer resources translated in Arabic.


Translated resources - Cantonese

JobTrainer resources translated in Cantonese/Traditional Chinese.


Translated resources - Korean

JobTrainer resources translated in Korean.


Translated resources - Mandarin

JobTrainer resources translated in Mandarin/Simplified Chinese.


Translated resources - Vietnamese

JobTrainer resources translated in Vietnamese.


Who is eligible?

Under JobTrainer, you may be able to study a free or low fee course if you are:

  • aged 17–24
  • leaving school
  • looking for work
  • wanting to study, upskill or reskill in courses in aged care, disability care, childcare or digital skills.

We have extended JobTrainer to give more Australians access to free or low-fee training, helping to skill the Australian workforce for the future.

Discover JobTrainer courses


Learn skills for jobs in demand. If you are aged 17–24, looking for work or interested in a career in aged care, digital skills, childcare and disability care, JobTrainer could be your opportunity to study a free or low-fee course.

JobTrainer extension FAQs (PDF, 908KB)
JobTrainer extension FAQs (DOCX, 2.53MB)


Search for JobTrainer funded courses on My Skills (External website, Opens in new window)

Looking for free or low-fee short courses


Skill up for in-demand jobs

Skilled employees are needed in some of Australia's fastest-growing industries, including aged care, digital skills, disability support and childcare – find out how you can get there.


Skills to help you standout in care and support

Gain the skills to prepare you for an exciting career in aged care or disability support - free or low-fee courses now available through JobTrainer.


What are digital skills and why are they in demand?

Digital skills are in demand across a range of industries – learn more about the free or low-fee digital courses now available through JobTrainer...


Explore Your Career options


Explore your immediate and long term options so you can take the next step in your career.

Your Options Now

Find the types of jobs currently available or a short course to build on your skills.


Your Future Career

Complete a quick questionnaire and explore occupations that suit you.


Explore careers by industry

Browse occupations by industry.


Support for businesses to retain apprentices and trainees


Employ apprentices? JobTrainer could support you to pay their wages and keep your apprentices and trainees working.

Hire an apprentice or trainee(External website, Opens in new window)

Considering hiring an apprentice? Employing an Australian Apprentice can give your business real benefits. You can employ an apprentice part-time, full-time or while they are still at school. Find out if this is a good fit for your business.


Supporting apprentices and trainees(External website, Opens in new window)

The Australian Government is offering eligible small and medium businesses a wage subsidy of 50 per cent of their eligible apprentice or trainee’s wages, up to $7,000 per quarter, paid until 31 March 2021.


Commencing apprentices(External website, Opens in new window)

Businesses of any size may be able to claim the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy for new apprentices, recommencing apprentices or trainees from 5 October 2020 to 31 March 2022.


JobTrainer is a jointly funded initiative of the Commonwealth, state and territory governments.