STUDENTS from the Beaudesert region are amongst 1400 in Southeast Queensland who have enrolled in a Diploma of Nursing course for free in 2024.
The Diploma of Nursing at TAFE allows students to get a headstart in healthcare at world class facilities, including simulated nursing rooms that replicating a real-life hospital setting equipped with the latest technology and advanced training products.
The initative is fully funded by the Miles Labor Government through an investment of up to $87.5 million to support 3,500 training places.
Minister for Training and Skills Development, Lance McCallum, said by removing cost barriers the government had opened the door so many more Queenslanders could enter the health field.
“While these students will save over $24,000 in study fees, all Queenslanders will benefit from their service – contributing to a stronger, more responsive health system.
Premier Steven Miles said the Diploma of Nursing was one of the most popular free TAFE courses offered last year, which is why his government is fully funding its continuation in 2024.
“There are 3,500 places available this year, which will save students over $84 million in tuition fees.
“I firmly believe that Queenslanders should have access to priority skilling for free so they can get good secure jobs in those in-demand industries.”
“So we will keep investing in improving TAFE campuses and put money on the table to continue offering free TAFE for years to come.”
Free Diploma of Nursing
- 3,500 Diploma of Nursing placements in 2024.
- Health Care and Social Assistance industry is expected to grow by 16.4 per cent by 2025-26.