Future Skills WA

Future Skills WA is about investing in training that equips people to take up jobs that are, or will be, in high demand in Western Australia. To do this, Future Skills WA provides a guaranteed, subsidised training place for eligible students enrolled in courses that are deemed State priority qualifications, where a training place is available.

Am I eligible for a government subsidised training place?In 2015, in order to be eligible for funding under User Choice or the Priority Industry Training programs, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Are a *minimum 15 years of age;
  • Not be a secondary school student (unless you are undertaking a school based apprenticeship or traineeship);
  • Primary place of residence is in Western Australia
  • You must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or holder of a temporary visa subclass or be a spouse of dependent of someone that holds a 457 visa.

  • Evidence to support eligibility must be presented for verification at the time of enrolment.

    *If you are under the age of 18 years you are ineligible to enrol unless you are under a Department of Education (DoE) Notice of Arrangement (Full Time) or Section 24 of the School Education Act 1999.

    Further information is available on the DoE website or by undertaking a school based apprenticeship, traineeship or pre-apprenticeship.

    What if I want to study and I don't meet the eligibility criteria?

    You can still study with Careers Australia, but you may not be able to access a government subsidised tuition fee. Ask us about our competitive fees, or VET FEE-HELP for Diploma programs.

    What qualifications can Careers Australia offer that are funded under Future Skills WA?

    Careers Australia Education Institute W.A Funded Course Fees

    Careers Australia Institute of Training W.A Funded Course Fees

    What else do I need to know about Future Skills WA?

    WA Student Handbook

    This handbook contains general information, policies and procedures for students in Western Australia. For further information, check out Future Skills WA.

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