Course Funding WA

An initiative of the Govt. of WA, Department of Training & Workforce Development

Fee Conditions

Payable by direct debit, EFTPOS, credit card or cheque.


The following students are entitled to the concession rate on course fees:

  1. Persons and dependants of persons holding:

    1. A Pensioner Concession Card.

    2. A Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

    3. A Health Care Card.

  2. Persons and dependants of persons in receipt of AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY.

  3. Persons and dependants of persons in receipt of the Youth Allowance.

  4. Persons and dependants of persons who are inmates of a custodial institution.

  5. Secondary school-aged persons, not enrolled at school.


  • * Tuition fee is based on nominal hours. Nominal hours are based on our standard training plan unit selection based on the VET fees and charges policy 2020. The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student service and resource fees.

  • @ Secondary school-aged persons, NOT enrolled in school – a maximum of $420 course fee applies. (based on the VET fees and charges policy 2020)

  • # Existing Worker trainees at any qualification level are charged at a per nominal hour fee rate, as per Govt of WA, Dept of Training and Workforce Development guidelines.

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Fee Conditions

Fees invoiced on commencement of training. Payable by direct debit, EFTPOS, credit card or cheque.



An exemption is where no fee is charged to the student. For exemptions, the government subsidises the total cost of the qualification.

Fee exemptions are available to eligible students who:

  • are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander (through descent, self-identification or community identification)
  • meet the Smart and Skilled disability criteria (proof of a disability support pension or documentary evidence from an appropriate medical professional is required)
  • are the dependants of disability support pension recipients.

Concession Fees

Concession fees are discounted fees for disadvantaged people who are studying for qualifications up to and including Certificate IV.

The concession fee applies to the whole qualification and is a flat fee set for each qualification level, ranging from $80 for a foundation skills course to $240 for a Certificate III or IV.


They are available to eligible students who:

are receiving a specified Australian Government welfare benefit or allowance at the time of their enrolment (e.g. age pension, carer payment, Newstart allowance, Veterans’ Affairs pension, single parenting payment or youth allowance)

are the dependants of a recipient of specified Australian Government welfare benefits or allowances.

No concession fees are available for Diploma and Advanced Diploma students. These students may be able to access Australian Government VET Student Loans for higher-level courses to pay their fees.

Ready to Apply?

Please fill our the Smart and Skilled – Application and Consent Form and send it to or call 1800 644 332 [free call].

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