Western Australian Subsidised Training

Jobs and Skills WA subsidised training

The Western Australian Government offers funding to eligible individuals looking to study in priority areas that are, or will be, in high demand. With a focus on training for employment, selected Status training programs are available to eligible individuals at significantly reduced costs. Status will work directly with the Western Australian Government to apply for funding, so you can focus on your training. Further information about subsidised training can be found at jobsandskills.wa.gov.au/skillsready.

Lower fees, local skills

Currently Status can also offer half price, capped price qualifications under the Lower fees, local skills program. Courses on offer under the Lower fees, local skills program will give you the skills to work in growth areas, or industry sectors important to the diversification of the Western Australian economy.


To be eligible for subsidised training under Jobs and Skills WA you must have left school, have your primary place of residence in Western Australia, and be;

  • an Australian citizen; or
  • a permanent visa holder or holder of visa subclass 309, 444, 785, 790, 820 or 826;
  • a dependent or spouse of the primary holder of a visa subclass 457; or
  • a Bridging Visa E holder (subclasses 050 and 051) and you have made a valid application for a visa of subclass 785 or 790.

To be eligible for concession rates under the Lower fees, local skills program you must be;

  • aged 15 – 24 years at the time of enrolment (excluding students enrolled at school)
  • receiving, or be a dependent of a person receiving a JobKeeper payment
  • receiving, or be a dependent of a person receiving services from one of the following Commonwealth support or employment services programs:
  • Jobactive
  • Online Employment Services
  • ParentsNext
  • receiving, or be a dependent of a person receiving the Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY
  • hold, or be a dependent of a person holding;
  • a pensioner concession card or Health Care Card; or
  • a Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs
  • be a dependent of a person who is an inmate of a custodial institution

Upcoming subsidised courses

Funding Type Qualification Concession Rate Non-Concession Rate Next Intake

The student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as Student service and resource fees.

Applications for RPL will calculated at a rate of $5.65 per unit hour, based on the unit hours listed at dtwd.wa.gov.au/nhg. Course fees for RPL will be calculated on application.

Payment Options

  • Payment in full
  • Payment by instalment
  • Payment by 3rd party (e.g. Employment Services Provider)
  • Fees may be waivered on the grounds of severe financial hardship, subject to criteria and supporting documentary evidence.

Course fees and refunds are managed in accordance with the VET FEES AND CHARGES POLICY 2022 and the Status Course Fee and Refund Policy.