As Western Australia’s economy grows and diversifies, the outlook for jobs is constantly changing. Jobs and Skills WA is the way the State Government, through the Department of Training and Workforce Development, prioritises its investment in training to focus on courses that equip people to take up jobs that are, or will be, in high demand. Priorities include apprenticeships, eligible traineeships and priority industry qualifications. Many other important industry qualifications are also subsidised under Jobs and Skills WA, including general industry training courses and foundation skills and equity courses.
Priority industry qualifications equip learners to take up jobs in skilled occupations that are in high demand across Western Australia. The Priority industry qualifications list (PIQL) is updated each year to reflect changes in the WA economy. Where a job aligns to a priority industry qualification that is no longer in highest demand, the qualification is labelled transitional. Learners enrolled in a transitional priority industry qualification in 2019 are advised that the course may be reclassified as a general industry training course in 2020. Where this occurs, any units commenced in 2020 will attract the higher course fee rate that applies to general industry training courses. The transitional qualifications are identified separately in the PIQL.
Equity courses promote equality of opportunity in gaining access to vocational education and training (VET), or employment. Like foundation skills courses, learners pay a relatively small fee for equity courses with around 99% of the course subsidised by the State Government. The list of equity courses identifies those that are currently eligible to receive a government subsidy, subject to available budget.
Lower Fees Local Skills-As of January 1st 2020, Jobs and Skills WA introduced Lower Fees, Local Skills, in response to COVID-19, 34 half price qualifications were added, below are the qualifications available through REACH for Training. Jobs and Skills WA have also added fee capping for eligible students. All students aged 15-24 years, and other eligible concession students are are eligible for the course fee cap of $400 The course fee cap for non-concession students is $1,200. *Please note: Course fees are half price for the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however you may be required to pay other fees for resources that are specifically needed for your course. The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply as such Student service and resources fees. For more info: https://www.jobsandskills.wa.gov.au/
|Qualification Code and Title||Non-Concessional Fees||Concessional Fees||School Aged Fees|
|CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services||$785.70||$232.80||$232.80|
|CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)||$874.80||$259.20||N/A|
|CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)||$931.50||$276.00||N/A|
|CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care||$1200.00||$372.00||$372.00|
|CHC50113 Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care||To be determined by the number of credits transferred||To be determined by the number of credits transferred||To be determined by the number of credits transferred|
|SIR30216 Certificate III in Retail||$1854.40||$558.60||$420|
|BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration||$1952.00||$588||$420|
|SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality||$567.00||$168.00||$168.00|
|BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business||$591.30||$175.20||$175.20|
|CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services||$1174.50||$348.00||N/A|
Fees updated on the 10th of August 2020
For more information on Department's Fees and Charges policy, please visit JOBS & SKILLS WA
In order to undertake the above qualifications, the learner commitment is expected to be at a minimum of *35-45 hours a week. This includes:
- Face to Face Classroom
- Homework and Self-study
- Work Placement hours
- Assignment activities
- Assessment time