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Government Subsidised Training Courses

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

To be eligible for government subsidised 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 about government subsidised courses, please visit this website. Government subsidised courses are available in various streams and industries. All government subsidised courses have a strong employment focus with workplace training included as an integral part of the course. This is to ensure students are job ready when they complete the course and  deliver strong employment outcome.

APSI is on the Department of Training and Workforce Development (DTWD) preferred provider panel for the following 2017 publicly funded courses. View the Preferred Provider Panel Search.

Current government subsidised opportunities are available for the following categories:

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2019 Government Funded / Subsidised and Priority Industry Training Fee Schedule

Course Title Course Duration

Indicative Total Course Fee


Indicative Total Course Fee


Resource Fee


Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) 14 weeks $1,820
($455 x 4)
($136 x 4)

Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Dual Certificate

Additional 6 days and 120 hours work placement


Additional $700
($350 x 2)
Additional $700
($350 x 2)
Certificate IV in Ageing Support (pre-requisite Certificate III in Individual Support) Additional 14 weeks Additional $1560
($390 x 4)
Additional $465.60
($116.40 x 4)
Addtional $100
Diploma of Community Services (Case Management) 1 year $5240
($524 x 10)
($524 x 10)
Certificate III in Hospitality (Food and Beverage) 24 weeks $2196
($549 x 4)
($165 x 4)
Certificate III in Commercial Cookery 1 year $2724
($272.40 x 10)
($81.20 x 10)
Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery 1.5 years $3689
($263.50 x 14)
($83 x 14)
Certificate III in Patisserie 1 year $2285
($228.50 x 10)
($68.20 X 10)
Certificate IV in Patisserie 1.5 years $3794
($271 x 14)
($82 X 14)
Diploma of Hospitality Management 1.5 years $6282
($523.50 X 12)
($523.50 X 12)
Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management 2 years $7860
($524 x 15)
($524 x 15)
$500 + $100

Disclaimer: The information contained in this schedule is current in line with VET fees and charges policy 2019 published by the Department of Training and Workforce Development. It may subject to change without notice.

  1. Fee Caveat – The student course fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as resources/ materials fees and other services. Download the list of resources fees here: Resource fee schedule 2019 for Government funded courses.
  2. All unit fees are calculated based on the nominal hours published by the Department of Workplace Training and Development. The final course fee will be calculated based on the units selected by individual student. A final statement of invoice will be given to the student upon confirmation of enrolment.
  3. Students can pay the course fees by instalments and each payment cannot exceed $1,500.
  4. Charges for specific services are listed below:
    • Replacement of award/ qualification/ academic record $50.00.
    • Re-issue of academic statement $50.00.
  5. Students are allowed to withdraw from the course before the census date without any penalty fees. The Census Date for an individual unit is not more than 20% of the unit duration and the census date is listed on your final student invoice and in your individual timetable.
  6. There is no enrolment fee for Government Subsidised Training programs.
  7. Resource fees include all on loan workbooks, course materials,  excursions, USB, uniform and name badges (if applicable) for workplace training.
  8. Enrolment is not complete until statutory minimum course fees and charges are paid or deferred payment arrangements have been made or fees and charges have been waived.
  9. Students must submit a formal withdrawal form to ensure they are eligible for any refunds. Please refer to Terms and conditions of enrolment and refund policy for government subsidised programs.
  10. Payment options available to all government subsidised students:
    • Pay the full amount of fees and charges or
    • Present a signed authority from an employer to invoice that employer for the student’s fees and charges or
    • Pay the fees by monthly instalment or
    • Make application on the grounds of severe financial hardship for fees and charges to be waived for courses below diploma level.



Eligibility for Government Subsidised 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 or secondary holders of a temporary visa of sub-class 457 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 an dependants of persons 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 dependants of persons in receipt of AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY.
  5. Persons and dependants of persons in receipt of the Youth Allowance.
  6. Persons and dependants 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.

Application for Fee Waive

APSI may waive all fees and charges for students that they assess as being in severe financial hardship for below diploma level courses only. Whether a student is in severe financial hardship is to be determined on a case by case basis by APSI. A separate fee waive application form with all supporting evidence must be submitted before the enrolment is confirmed.

If a student was enrolled in a diploma or advanced diploma course in 2016 and is continuing in the same course in 2017, they may continue to receive a fee waiver if appropriate financial hardship criteria are met.

Download the application for fee waive form here.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this schedule is current in line with VET fees and charges policy 2017 Version 1.0 published by the Department of Training and Workforce Development. It may subject to change without notice.