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Government Funded Courses

Government Funded Courses

Fee Schedule    |    Eligibility    |    Application for Fee Waive

The following courses are funded by the State and Commonwealth Governments aim to equip young people and jobseekers with the right skills to get a job in Western Australia’s growth industries; offering students low-fee qualifications and skillsets tailored to hospitality industry need.

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 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 about government-funded courses, please visit this website. Government funded courses are available in various streams and industries. All government-funded 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-funded opportunities are available for the following categories:

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 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.

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.

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