In order to meet the demand for high-growth industries, the WA State Government has halved course fees for 34 vocational qualifications.
It’s all part of the Lower Fees Local Skills initiative, which runs from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2021. Further discounts apply for concession cardholders.
Annual course fees cap
In addition to reduced fees, the initiative also includes a cap on how much eligible courses will cost per calendar year.
For concession students and people aged 15–24, the annual course fee cap is $400. For non-concession students, the annual course fee cap is $1,200.
Which courses are free in WA?
Courses are offered across industries such as tourism, mental health support, hospitality and construction.The full list of eligible qualification is below.
Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Certificate III in Harvesting and Haulage
Certificate III in Agricultural Mechanical Technology
Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology
Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology
Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology
Building and Construction
Certificate II and III in Civil Construction
Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations
Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician
Education and Community Services
Certificate IVin Ageing Support
Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs
Certificate II and III in Community Services
Certificate IV in Disability
Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Certificate III in Individual Support
Certificate II in Introduction to Disability Care (Disability Care pre-traineeship)
Certificate II in Introduction to Aged Care (Aged Care pre-traineeship)
Certificate IV in Mental Health
Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work
Engineering and Mining
Certificate III in Drilling Operations
Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade
Certificate III in Engineering
Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology
Health, Beauty and Fitness
Certificate IV Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice
Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance
Certificate IV in Dental Assisting
Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies
Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
Certificate III in Events
Certificate III in Guiding
Certificate III in Hospitality
Certificate III in Tourism
Information Technology, Library and Digital
Certificate IV in Cyber Security
Browse all vocational courses in Western Australia here.