$3.15 billion for Victoria under National Skills Agreement

23 October, 2023

A new National Skills Agreement between the Victorian and federal governments will help employers better plan their future workforce and upskill existing workers, while offering opportunities for candidates in occupations with skills shortages.

The $3.15 billion dollar agreement, commencing in January 2024, is in addition to an extra $105 million to provide 62,800 extra fee-free TAFE courses.

It also includes the establishment of nationally networked TAFE Centres of Excellence involving partnerships between TAFEs, universities, Jobs and Skills Councils and industry.

A new National Stewardship model will also provide a framework for cooperation across state borders and across national and State and Territory priorities.

You can read more about the new agreement .