The head of Bendigo TAFE says a $260.8 million state government funding boost for the sector will help the organisation continue delivering education to its students.
The funding package for TAFE and training providers includes $191.9 million to guarantee revenue and enrolment funding at the anticipated pre-COVID-19 levels, and $68.9 million to help the sector adjust and recover.
"This funding shows that TAFE is a key part of the vocational education sector with a critical role to play in the post-pandemic world to build skills and ensure students become job-ready," Bendigo TAFE chief executive officer Sally Curtain said.
Premier Daniel Andrews said some of the funding would support the move to online, remote learning.
Ms Curtain said TAFE, being a practical sector, had been able to adapt to the pandemic quickly.
"Across Bendigo TAFE we have moved very quickly to transition as many courses as possible to a digital or remote learning channel which is teacher-facilitated and interactive," she said.
While providing practical courses online was challenging, Ms Curtain said, the organisation was working to being innovative and responsive.
"Some examples include providing mannequin heads, massage beds and make-up kits to our hair and beauty students; project packs with simple hand tools to building and construction students; and practical demonstrations filmed for our health students," she said.