Including FREE in ’23 qualifications as per the Job Ready skill sets and full qualifications

Please note that some eligibility criteria apply for free training, and other fees may apply for the free qualifications

Evidence requirements

Identification evidence required for enrolment

Before we can finalise your enrolment, we need to make sure we have the right evidence to prove your entitlement to subsidised or concession rates for your course.

Once we have confirmed your evidence, we can apply reduced fee rates such as concession rates to unit fees for qualifications, or allow free entry to skill sets, or allow capping to apply for tuition costs.

Your literacy and numeracy evidence is assessed and confirmed, and you are sent an offer to study in your selected course. When you are ready to enrol you will need to provide further evidence to prove your eligibility for your place.


How to supply evidence to us

There are multiple ways to get files ready for submitting to us:

  • You can scan the evidence, taking care to include both sides of the card or letter and ensuring the quality of the scan shows the evidence clearly enough for us to verify the details. Save the scanned file as a jpeg or PDF to your device, then find it and upload it to our website form or email to our enrolment officers.
  • You can take a photo of the evidence using a camera or smart phone.

Once you have prepared your evidence you can submit it to us in the following ways:

Evidence required for the free in 2023 qualifications

The WA State Government, through Jobs and Skills WA, subsidises vocational education and training (VET) courses in priority areas, to reduce or remove the fees and make training more accessible to all Western Australians. From 1 January 2023, selected qualifications are tuition free. Find out more.

To be eligible for a subsidised training place; you must have left school*, have your primary place of residence in Western Australia and have the right to study in Australia.

(VET) courses in priority areas, to reduce or remove the fees and make training more accessible to all Western Australians.

You are eligible for a subsidised 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, 444, 785, 790 or 820;
  • 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.

*In 2022, Year 12 school students who are leaving school can access a subsidised training place from 24 October 2022.

From 1 January 2023, the spouses and dependants of primary 482/457 visa holders will be able to access subsidised training in WA. These skilled migrant families will be further supported by waiving public school fees for their children during 2023.


Proof of not being enrolled in school

For school age people not currently enrolled at school please completa Notice of Arrangement Form.

Evidence required for the Lower Fees, Local Skills half price* fees initiative

The Lower Fees, Local Skills initiative provides subsidised training for people studying qualifications that are directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. Find out more.

* Please note that only tuition fees are half price for the Lower fees, local skills qualifications. You will be required to pay resource fees and other fees to enrol in these courses.

Eligibility Rules

  • People and dependents of people holding:
    • a pensioner concession card;
    • a repatriation health benefits card issued by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs; or
    • a Health Care Card
  • People and dependents of people in receipt of the Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY
  • Dependents of people who are inmates of a custodial institution
  • Secondary school-aged persons, not enrolled at school