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There’s Never Been a Better Time to Get Into Training!

The McGowan Government will slash fees on an additional 107 TAFE courses, as part of the new Job Trainer Agreement with the Commonwealth Government.

Under the highly successful Lower Fees, Local Skills initiative, the McGowan Government has now slashed fees by up to 72 per cent for 180 courses in total, to make training more affordable for Western Australians after the price hikes by the previous government.

People under 25 or eligible people of all ages looking for work will pay no more than $400 in annual course fees.

Lower Fees, Local Skills has already seen enrolments in eligible priority vocational education and training (VET) courses increase by 20 per cent.

The State and Commonwealth governments have signed a new $103.4 million agreement that will see fees reduced in an additional 107 courses.

The investment in WA’s training sector builds on the $229.2 million WA Recovery Plan TAFE infrastructure and training package to create a pipeline of skilled workers to help with WA’s economic recovery.

Lower Fees, Local Skills has been expanded in consultation with industry to engage job seekers, women and young people to meet immediate and emerging skill requirements.

The 107 additional reduced-fee courses will deliver training in sectors including building and construction, manufacturing, information technology, mining, engineering, aquaculture, agriculture, horticulture and logistics.

More free TAFE short courses will also be added to meet emerging skill needs. These skill sets are completely free for those looking for work or people under 25 to help get them into jobs.

Reduced course fees for the additional 107 courses will be available from January 1, 2021. This program is funded by JobTrainer – a joint initiative of the Western Australian and Australian governments.

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