FEE FREE training extended into 2024 - no course fees!
A range of full qualifications will be FEE FREE (resource fees may apply) and Job Ready Skill Sets are fully FEE FREE!
The WA Government's continued funding of the FEE FREE initiative will support the successful reskilling and upskilling of Western Australians for work in a variety of priority sectors.
FEE FREE courses continue to include options to train for work in healthcare and social assistance, information and communications technology, building and construction, transport, hospitality and tourism, and agriculture.
Applications are now open for FEE FREE training places in 2024.
Please note: some eligibility criteria will apply for free training, and other fees may apply for the free qualifications. Please see the FAQs(opens in a new tab) for more details.
Lower Fees, Local Skills
That's right... free training!
We are serious when we say we want to help you get skills ready! We have worked closely with WA industries, businesses and employers to find out the types of skills needed right now and for future jobs.
These free skill sets are made up of units of competency from nationally recognised vocational education and training (VET) qualifications, you will receive credit for them if you choose to go on to further study. Some are also available for blended or online study.
Free training courses are broken up into the below two categories:
Half Price & FREE Courses
How would you like to get a nationally recognised and accredited qualification but pay only half-price course fees? Or even less than half price! And how about a fees cap?
The Lower fees, local skills program commenced on 1 January 2020, with half price courses to be in place for eligible courses. These qualifications are matched up with the skills employers are looking for, so you'll be job ready.
Job Ready Skill Sets
Not all jobs need a full qualification, and maybe you don't either.
We’ve consulted with businesses and employers to deliver fast track training where the jobs are.
- The Operating a Small Business skill set is 100% free for everyone.
- Some job ready skill sets are 100% free for eligible students including displaced workers, concession students and youth up to 25 years (not at school).
- All skill sets are available for everyone to study, however if you don’t meet the eligibility requirements for the free training you will be required to pay a fee for your course.
We are taking enrolments and applications for Semester One, 2024. Some courses are very popular so you will need to apply in advance via TAFE Admissions to secure a place.
For other courses, you can enrol directly with us. Some of our campuses also take enrolments all year round meaning you can start your studies at any time. Follow the links on each course page for the best way to enrol or apply for that course. For more information about how to apply for a course visit our Apply and enrol page.
Still not sure? Check out our full course list.