Subsidized and free TAFE courses will be offered to Victorians wishing to retrain to work in the healthcare sector and other in-demand jobs after the pandemic.
Prime Minister Daniel Andrews said the pandemic stressed the importance of qualifications for the health sector and also forced many people to reconsider their careers.
“If you want a job that’s really important, now is the time to change,” he said Sunday.
The announcement came when Victoria recorded another 6,694 cases, but no deaths.
There are 215 people in hospitals, 21 people in intensive care, six in mechanical ventilation.
About 63.8% of people over 18 received the third dose of the vaccine.
The announced 10,000 additional seats in TAFE will cost about $ 61.6 million, but will not be limited to health courses.
Victoria offers free tuition at TAFE for individual courses for eligible students, including people under 20, the unemployed or those who want to retrain and change professions.
About 900 students a year will be able to study at the Kangan Institute Health Center in Esendan when it opens in June, with new nursing simulation laboratories and pathologies under construction.