Government Funded Courses

Government Funded / Subsidised 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 funded/partially subsidised by the Department of Training and Workforce Development in Western Australia.

To be eligible for government funded/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 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 funding opportunities are available for the following categories:

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 14 weeks (555 nominal hours) $1,800 $540 or $180 × 3 $100
Certificate IV in Ageing Support 14 weeks (830 nominal hours) $2,700 $804 or $268 × 3 $100
Certificate III in Individual Support (CALD) 14 weeks (555 nominal hours) $1,800 $540 or $180 × 3 $550
Diploma of Community Services 52 weeks (820 nominal hours) $4,750 $4,750 or $475 × 10 $100
Certificate III in Hospitality (Food and Beverage) 20 weeks (570 nominal hours) $2,780 $840 or $210 × 4 $350
Certificate III in Commercial Cookery 1 year (850 nominal hours) $2,760 $828 or $138 × 6 $1,700
Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery 1.5 years (1255 nominal hours) $3,880 $1,160 or $116 × 10 $825 excl uniform
Diploma of Hospitality Management 1.5 years (1255 nominal hours) $7,260 $7,260 or $484 × 15 $560
Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management 2 years (1,541 nominal hours) $7,860 $7,860 or $393 × 20 $600

Disclaimer: The information contained in this schedule is current in line with VET fees and charges policy 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: Resources fee schedule 2017 for Government funded courses (pdf) .
  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 $20.00.
  5. Students are allowed to withdraw from the course before the census date without any penalty fees. The Census Date for 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 Funded Training programs.
  7. Resource fees include all workbooks, course materials,  excursions, USB, uniform and name badges 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 funded programs.
  10. Payment options available to all government funded students:
    • pay the full amount of fees and charges
    • present a signed authority from an employer to invoice that employer for the student’s fees and charges
    • pay the fee by instalment as indicated above
    • make application on the grounds of severe financial hardship for fees and charges to be waived for courses below diploma level.

Eligibility for Government Funded/ 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 8 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.