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Exciting news for 2023!

Selected full qualifications will be 100% course fee-free and all Job Ready short course skill sets will be fully fee-free from 1 January 2023! And in even better news, the eligibility criteria for this free training is being expanded so that more people living in Western Australia can access the free courses.

The free training will focus on priority industry areas to help build WA's skilled workforce, support our employers and businesses, and create employment and career opportunities for all Western Australians.

Show me the free courses!

Please note that some eligibility criteria will apply for free training, and other fees may apply for the free qualifications. Please see the FAQs for details.

Lower fees, local skills

Half price courses

How would you like to get a nationally recognised and accredited qualification but pay only half-price course fees? Or even less than half price! And how about a fees cap?  

The Lower fees, local skills program commenced on 1 January 2020, with half price courses to be in place for eligible courses. These qualifications are matched up with the skills employers are looking for, so you'll be job ready.

North Metropolitan TAFE has over 80 courses on offer under the Lower fees, local skills initiative.

Job ready skill sets

Not all jobs need a full qualification, and maybe you don't either.

We’ve consulted with businesses and employers to deliver fast track training where the jobs are. 

  • The Operating a Small Business skill set is 100% free for everyone.
  • Some job ready skill sets are 100% free for eligible students including displaced workers, concession students and youth up to 25 years (not at school). 
  • All skill sets are available for everyone to study, however if you don’t meet the eligibility requirements for the free training you will be required to pay a fee for your course. ​​​​​​

Not sure what's right for you? We can help!

We have four Jobs and Skills Centres (JSC) located at our Balga, Joondalup, Midland and Northbridge campuses.  

Whether you want to study a full qualification or a short course, refresh your skills or you're just getting started, our friendly JSC team will listen to your story and help you choose the best option to reach your goals. 

Because the JSCs work closely with the local community, and local industry and employers, they know where the jobs are and what's happening in your area. There's no better place to go for advice and information about training or support for your job search, and best of all their services are free.