Future Students


What is the Future Skills WA guarantee, and am I eligible?

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. The guarantee means that for State priority courses, the Government will not limit the number of training places it subsidises.

Under Future Skills WA, there is no upper age limit and no restrictions based on your previous level of awarded qualification.

You are eligible for a guaranteed training place if you have left school, your primary place of residence is in Western Australia and you are:

  • an Australian citizen; or
  • a permanent visa holder or holder of visa subclass 309, 820 or 826; or
  • a dependent or spouse of the primary holder of a visa subclass 457.

Your place in the course will be guaranteed and your training subsidised if:

  • the course has been identified as a State priority course;
  • a TAFE or a preferred private training provider has a training place available; and
  • you meet the normal entrance requirements for the course.

JPG-FUTURESKILLSWA_word_mark_HORIZ-1 JSW is a contracted supplier with the Western Australian Department of Training and Workforce Development (DTWD) to deliver training programs under all streams. To view our current courses available click here.

Fees and payment options

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.

All subsidised funded programs through JSW are eligible for Concession Fee Rate and fee caps may apply. For further information please go to the VET Fees and Charges Policy.

Additionally students can enter into a payment plan with a maximum of 10 weeks and have fees deducted from their Centrelink payments or students can enter into a direct deposit arrangement.

Financial hardship is available for students undertaking a foundation skill qualification who can demonstrate that they can not afford to pay for their training and that they meet all the required criteria.

Where a qualification attracts fees in excess of $1,500, JSW will not ask you to pay more than $1,500 at any one time.

If you have any questions regarding fees and charges, please contact JSW on 9721 5033 or email courseinfo@jsw.org.au

VET Student Loans

JSW Training & Community Services is not an approved provider.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

What does my USI do?

Your USI links to an online account which contains all your training records which you have completed from 1 January 2015 onwards.

One of the main benefits of having a USI is having easy access to your training records and transcripts. When applying for a job or enrolling in further study, you often need to provide these records. You will be able to access your USI account online anytime from your:

  • computer
  • tablet
  • smart phone

Creating a Unique Student Identifier (USI) will only take a few minutes and it is free. You only need to create a USI once and it will stay with you for life. After you create your USI, you then need to give it to each training provider you train with when you enrol.

Although most students create their own USI, some training providers will be able to create a USI for you, with your permission. Your training provider may do this at enrolment or when you begin studying. Your training provider will let you know if they provide this service.

If you already have a USI you can retrieve your USI or password.

Once you create your USI you will be able to:

  • give your USI to each training provider you study with
  • view and update your details in your USI account
  • view and download your training records and transcript
  • manage which training providers can view your transcript
  • manage which training providers can view and/or update your details in your USI account

I want to know more about the USI

More information about the USI can be found in the About section.

Census Date

What is a census date and why is it important to you.

Each unit of competency that you study has its own census date, this date is determined as 20% of your unit of competency delivery.  It is important to know your census date as it is the deadline to withdraw from your enrolment and obtain a refund.

Adult Learners

Improve English and literacy

If you'd like to upgrade and improve your reading, writing and maths skills so that you can apply for other courses, then the Certificates in General Education for Adults (CGEA) are for you!  These can help open up further study and work options.

Professional development unit studies

We provide professional development short courses in leadership and management, project management and computing. These courses are designed to increase your knowledge and expertise, giving you a competitive edge in the marketplace and enhancing your employability.

You can choose to study most courses in small classes or take advantage of the flexible study options, which allow you to fit your study around your other commitments.

Be recognised for skills you already have

Did you know you might be able to receive a qualification without going through formal training?

If you have existing skills, knowledge and experience but not a formal qualification, then Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) may an option for you.

Skills recognition of your experience may help you get that qualification you always wanted; improve your career prospects; gain a nationally recognised qualification in a shorter period of time by not learning what you already know; and provide a pathway to higher education and university.​