JSW Traineeship Fees Disclaimer


About the traineeship fees published on our website

The fees published on our website are for full-time trainees enrolled in complete courses in 2024.

All JSW course fees and charges are set by the VET Fees and Charges Policy. and may vary according to specific services and resource fees attached for individual units.


Reasons why your fees may vary

  • Some units (primarily elective units) need more expensive resources to train you in line with industry requirements
  • Your previous experience and/or qualifications have been assessed, and you are entitled to credit transfers for comparable units obtained elsewhere
    NOTE: Credit transfers are free.
  • You’ve been assessed as eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), i.e., credit for skills and knowledge gained through training, paid employment, voluntary positions, and general life experience.
    NOTE: RPL assessments cost $190 per unit.
  • As a current concession card holder, you’re entitled to reduced fees.


2024 Fees for school-aged students not currently attending school

If you were born on or after 1 July 2006 (aged over fifteen), you’ll pay a maximum course fee of $420 per year.

NOTE: You may still need to pay a materials (or resource) fee to cover books or essential tools and equipment for your studies.


Traineeships for existing workers – information for employers

A staff member who has worked for you for more than three months at full-time equivalent would be eligible for an existing worker traineeship.

NOTE: ‘Full-time equivalent’ could be based on part-time, casual or full-time work, with approved leave included in the calculation.

Existing workers are not currently eligible for fee-free training.


Options for paying your fees

You have the option to pay your fees in instalments. JSW will invoice you as you complete your units. You can also apply for assistance if you are living in financial hardship.


How to avoid being charged your full fees if you must withdraw from your course

For a trainee to withdraw they need to submit a notice to terminate the training contract via Western Australian Apprenticeship Management System (WAAMs) client portal, and the Apprentice Office advise the RTO of the termination.  See fact sheet  https://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/apprenticeship-office (see Forms and fact sheets for variations – Termination)


Note:  Course information and fees are subject to change without notice. However, we do our best to keep fees and charges information current on our website and to inform you by email if your fees change.


If you have a question about fees and charges, please talk to your trainer or email us at courseinfo@jsw.org.au