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Half price courses in 2020 - 2021

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From the 1st of January, 2020, the Department of Training and Workplace Development through their Jobs and Skills WA program, have reduced the course tuition cost of 34 priority qualifications!

What are the benefits?

Half Price Qualifications

Through the Lower Fees, Local Skills program, selected course prices have been cut in half!


Capped Costs

No matter which course you choose, the course costs are capped at $400 or $1,200 (based on concession eligibility)

Selected Providers

Jobs and Skills WA is only available through selected providers, and TrainSmart Australia is one of those lucky few!

Am I eligible?

You are eligible for this government subsidy if you reside in Western Australia, and meet one of the following criteria;

1.

You are an Australian Citizen

2.

You hold a sub-class 309, 444, 785, 820, or 826 visa

3.

You are a partner or dependant of a holder of a temporary Visa sub-class 457

4.

You hold a Bridging Visa E (subclasses 050 and 051) with a valid application for a visa sub-class 785 or 790

* Please note, you can only enrol and claim ONE Job’s and Skills WA subsidy at a time. If you are currently enrolled in another course through Job’s and Skills WA (Including Lower Fees, Local Skills AND Skills Ready), you must either complete or withdraw from that course before enrolling in a new course.

Which qualifications are eligible?

These qualifications were chosen because they teach the skills that employers need right now. These qualifications were also chosen with young people in mind, so that the youth of Australia can obtain beneficial qualifications to better their future careers!

Course Fees and Annual Course Fee Caps

The half price course fees through the Lower Fees, Local Skills program are available to everyone eligible to study! 

The fee cap means that regardless of how much the course normally costs, you will not have to pay more than a certain amount per course in any one year.

Concession Students

up to $400

per course/per year

Non-Concession Students

up to $1,200

per course/per year

Concession eligiblity

You will be eligible for the concession rate if you;

  • Are a person, or the dependent of a person, holding a;
    • pensioner concession card, OR;
    • Health Care Card, OR;
    • a Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs
  • Are a person, or the dependent of a person, in receipt of the Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY
  • Are a person, or the dependent of a person, who are inmates of a custodial institution

How do I apply and enrol?

Once you’d decided on a course, the next step is to enrol! Fill out the form below or give our Lower Fees, Local Skills career advisors a call on 1300 855 517!

If you’d like to enrol, head over to our Online Application for Enrolment page to begin the enrolment process!

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