12 October 2021
The upskilling of Western Australians in critical industries will continue with the Western Australian Government matching the Federal Government's second round of JobTrainer funding, which will see a $103.5 million boost to local training.
JobTrainer, first announced in July 2020, funds free or low-fee training for job seekers and young people, including school leavers, to upskill or reskill in areas of identified skills need.
At North Metropolitan TAFE we have an additional ten courses offered at reduced fees for 2022, some up to 72%, as well as reduced fees for workers looking to upskill in childcare, aged and disability care and civil construction.
Premier of Western Australia, Mark McGowan, said feedback from industry leaders and the State's largest employers has been invaluable, with the new $103.6 million joint funding arrangement to continue to boost the local workforce and the successful Lower fees, local skills program.
"Through our Skills Summits, we have listened and are implementing initiatives that address industry needs," Premier McGowan said.
"These low fee courses will target specific qualifications in the key sectors of childcare, aged and disability care and civil construction, which have a critical need to upskill workers.
"Further expansions to our successful Lower fees, local skills program will mean reduced fees for a further 30 courses, meaning there are now 210 courses being offered at heavily reduced fees.
"This will add to our efforts to revitalise Western Australia's training sector, which has experienced a 21% increase in enrolments this year."
The low fee places for childcare courses commenced this month to address immediate needs in the sector.
The new fees for other expanded courses will be in place from 1 January 2022, with applications now open through our student services areas.
Find out more about the Lower fees, local skills courses offered at NMTAFE.
Read the full media statement on the WA Government website: