Government Funded Courses

Government Funded Courses

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The following courses are funded by the State and Commonwealth Governments which aim to equip the workforce with current skills to get a job in Western Australia’s industries with skills shortage.

The following courses are fee free in 2024

*payment on resources fee is required

Government Funded Training Courses

Studying at Australian Professional Skills Institute gives you access to a range of government-funded training courses and funding opportunities available. As a preferred training provider, Australian Professional Skills Institute offers courses fully or partially funded by the Department of Training and Workforce Development in Western Australia.

To be eligible for government-funded courses, students must be Australian citizen or permanent resident or have the right to live in Australia permanently. Please check the eligibility and selection criteria here.

For more information on government-funded courses, you can check the course details again by the preferred provider panel HERE.

Terms & Conditions of Enrolment for Government Funded Students

The Terms and Conditions for Government Funded Students relate to all government-funded programs at Australian Professional Skills Institute (hereinafter refer to as APSI). They must be read, understood and accepted by the applicant or any person acting on their behalf including agent or parent/guardian if the applicant is under 18 years of age.

The applicant acknowledges all information and supporting documents provided in the application is true and accurate. By completing the online government funded application form, the applicant enters an agreement with APSI and accepts the following terms and conditions including the refund policy of APSI.

APSI reserves the right to vary terms and conditions of enrolment as may be necessary to comply with any laws, regulations or amendment of the Commonwealth Government and State Government of Western Australia.

You can read more about the Terms & Conditions of Enrolment for Government Funded Students HERE.


Eligibility for Government Funded Training Programs

International students and some temporary residents are charged at rates determined by TAFE International Western Australia. Persons holding a temporary visa of sub-class 309, 820, 826, secondary holders of a temporary visa of sub-class 457, holders of a Bridging Visa E (subclasses 050 and 051) where the visa holder has made a valid application for a visa of subclass 785 or 790 or New Zealand passport holders are to be treated as Australian residents for fee charging purposes and are also eligible for fee waivers and concessions. Other visa sub-class holders have to enroll under Domestic Fee for Service Fee schedule.

*Eligibility for Concession Fees:

The following persons and their dependents are entitled to the concession rate on course fees if they are holding one of the followings:

  1. A Pensioner Concession Card.
  2. A Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
  3. A Health Care Card.
  4. Persons and dependents of persons in receipt of AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY.
  5. Persons and dependents of persons in receipt of the Youth Allowance.
  6. Persons and dependents of persons who are inmates of a custodial institution.
  7. Secondary school aged persons, not enrolled at school.

If the concession is valid for the full enrolment period, then all eligible units commenced within that period attract the concession rate. If the concession is valid for part of the enrolment period, then only eligible units commenced on or after the start date and prior to the expiry of the concession attract the concession rate.

Students not enrolled at school are exempt from course and resource fees if they:

  1. are under the care of the Chief Executive Officer of the Department for Child Protection and Family Support; and
  2. are a secondary school aged person; or
  3. are under 18 years of age. Students in State Government care who are enrolled at school are eligible for a fee exemption under section 6.3.2.


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Student Application Form – Government Funded Students