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Free TAFE for lots of jobs

Free TAFE for Priority Courses reduces the financial barrier for students wanting to train in courses that lead to jobs in demand from Victorian employers.

More than ever, the skills we need to build our state are learned at TAFE.

Free TAFE for Priority Courses will reduce the financial barrier for students wanting to train in courses that lead to jobs in demand from Victorian employers.

Free TAFE for Priority Courses covers tuition fees for priority courses for students who are eligible for government-subsidised training. This includes:

  • 30 priority non apprenticeship courses
  • 20 Victorian apprenticeship pathway courses (sometimes called pre apprenticeships)

See the Free TAFE map below to search by industry or location.

Free TAFE course list relating to Finance, Transport and Logistics

Free TAFE courses lead to occupations in industries where there are likely to be more jobs. Some of them lead to work in important areas like preventing family violence, rolling out the National Disability Insurance Scheme in Victoria and delivering our major infrastructure projects.

Students who are eligible for the Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative can study in one of the following courses in 2019:

Apprenticeship Pathways:

Non-apprenticeship courses:



Best Practices in Heavy Transport and Lifting, Emphasizing Safety

26 – 28 August 2019, Perth


The efficient and safe execution of lifting and transporting objects that are heavy or awkward in size or shape involves specialized load handling equipment and various different modes of operation. These kind of operations require a thorough understanding of the physics and laws of nature that contribute to the success of such activities. This course is designed for personnel involved in specialized transportation and lifting from contract transport organizations and original equipment manufacturers (OEM) to engineering companies and project owners in the oil and gas, power generation and other plant-environment industries.

Characteristic for this industry is often the absence of standardization across multiple countries or companies. This leads to unique engineering and planning for each project, a truly indispensable element in projects of this nature. The engineering principles of hydraulic platform trailers like self-propelled modular transporters (SPMTs) are delved into along with a variety of other load handling equipment. Heavy lift, jacking and skidding, and load-out (roll-on/roll-off) project case studies are utilized for participants to gain a broad understanding of the art and science of specialized transport and heavy lift operation.

The knowledge gained in this course is universally applicable to all specialized transport and heavy lift projects as it is based on solid engineering principles, it will provide each participant a life time of benefits.

Who Should Attend:

  • CEOs and Company owners
  • Crane & Transport Contractors
  • Freight Forwarders
  • Lifting Engineers
  • EPC Contractors
  • Operation Managers
  • Cargo Superintendents
  • Marine Warrantee Surveyors
  • Rigging & Transport Supervisors
  • Offshore Installation Engineers
  • Transport & Lifting Supervisors
  • HSE Managers & Engineers
  • Onshore/Offshore Project Managers & Planners
  • Construction Managers & Engineers
  • Structural Engineers
  • Naval Architects
  • Lift Directors & Planners
  • Rigging Foremen
  • Heavy Lift Managers
  • Crane and Trailer Operators
  • Key Learning Points

Understanding the importance of good and correct communication, examples from NASA

  • How to plan a project, understanding the planning and execution of a transport and lift covering the load, the route to travel, equipment selection and execution
  • Selecting the right transporter or crane for the load or job
  • What is possible and what is not, learn how to take equipment to the max in a safe way
  • Understand why it is important to know the application and limits of each equipment, rigging tool
  • Learn why it is important to agree on terminology before starting the job
  • Recognize unsafe situations before they occur
  • Understanding and calculation of ground pressure
  • Learn how to assess (complex and multi-discipline) transport and lift plans
  • Learn how to properly prepare and perform a load-out

A thorough understanding of all Heavy Lift and Transport aspects beyond the common boundaries. For more details click here

Important Verification Checks To Protect Your Company Against Liability

Various verification checks can be utilised to help mitigate risks, firstly at the point of recruitment / engagement of personnel/contractors, and secondly on an ongoing basis.

These can include:

  • National Police Checks – this can prevent engaging personnel with known criminal backgrounds who may have a higher chance of creating risk for the company.
  • Background checks – these verify a person’s employment and/or qualification background is as they say it is on their resume.
  • Bankruptcy checks – may be important for contractors.
  • Driver License status checks – initial and ongoing checks can mitigate the risk of consequences as referenced above, with unlicensed drivers.

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