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Lower fees, local skills - half price* courses

How would you like to get a nationally recognised and accredited qualification but pay only half-price course fees?

From tourism and hospitality to commercial cookery, aged care to automotive and engineering, business and IT, healthcare and childhood education, electrical to heavy vehicle mechanical technology — to name just a few — there really is something here for everyone under the Lower fees, local skills program, and this is where the jobs are!

These qualifications are matched up with the skills employers are looking for, so you'll be job ready.

What's new?

In January 2020, the Lower fees, local skills program started with 18 half price course fees qualifications at North Regional TAFE. On 2 July 2020, a further 24 half price course fees qualifications were announced at NR TAFE in a broad range of industry areas. If you think you've seen the Lower fees, local skills courses already, take another look!

What's better than half price course fees? How about an annual fees cap!

That's right — regardless of how much the course fees for your qualification actually are, you will not pay more than the set fees cap amount per qualification or course.

24 new qualifications were added to Lower fees Local skills on 2 July 2020. Fee caps for these courses apply from that date.

  • All students aged 15—24 years of age are eligible for an annual concession course fee cap of $400 
  • For all eligible concession students, the annual course fee cap is $400
  • The annual course fee cap for non-concession students is $1,200

Please note that only course fees are half price for the Lower fees, local skills qualifications. You may be required to pay other fees that apply to your course. Please check our FAQs for further information, or speak to Client Services Team.

Check out our Lower Fees, Local Skills courses listed below.

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    Certificate II in Agriculture

    National ID AHC20122 | State ID BJB6

    Participants will learn through hands-on training, reflecting the cycle of work on a cattle station.

    This course is not campus based but delivered upon request to a closed group on rural properties across the...

    Campuses
    • Broome Campus
    • Derby Campus
    • Fitzroy Crossing Campus
    • Halls Creek Campus
    • Kununurra Campus
    • Wyndham Campus

    Study Modes
    • Traineeship
    • Workplace

    Certificate IV in Agriculture

    National ID AHC40116 | State ID BDF2

    This course has been designed to meet the needs of supervisors or team leaders in the agriculture industry.

    Industry expects that individuals with this qualification will take responsibility for their own work and for the quality of the work of others within known parameters. They...

    Campuses
    • Broome Campus
    • Derby Campus
    • Fitzroy Crossing Campus
    • Halls Creek Campus
    • Kununurra Campus
    • Wyndham Campus

    Study Modes
    • Off campus
    • On campus
    • Traineeship

    Certificate II in Aquaculture

    National ID SFI20119 | State ID BEI8

    As an aquaculture attendant, you may undertake a range of routine tasks such as: 

    • Handling animals 
    • Feeding animals  
    • Monitoring animals
    • Monitoring environmental conditions
    • General housekeeping, hygiene and...
    Campuses
    • Broome Campus
    • Derby Campus

    Study Modes
    • Traineeship
    • Workplace

    Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology

    National ID AUR20220 | State ID BGA7

    Automotive air conditioner technicians work in a range of fields including light vehicle, automotive electrical, heavy vehicle, mobile plant and equipment, and more.

    Successful completion of this qualification will allow you to work effectively in the automotive industry. It will...

    Campuses
    • Broome Campus
    • Pundulmurra Campus

    Study Modes
    • On campus

    Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation

    National ID AUR20720 | State ID BFX9

    Participants will learn how to identify and inspect mechanical and electrical components and systems of automotive vehicles and equipment, as well as perform minor maintenance and repairs to an automotive vehicle body.

    This qualification prepares...

    Campuses
    • Broome Campus
    • Derby Campus
    • Minurmarghali Mia Campus
    • Pundulmurra Campus

    Study Modes
    • On campus

    Barista Skill Set

    State ID IAA15

    You will make a range of espresso coffees using top quality freshly roasted beans from around the world, including:

    • Cappuccino
    • Espresso
    • Macchiato
    • Ristretto
    • Mocha
    • and much more
    ...
    Campuses
    • Broome Campus
    • Pundulmurra Campus

    Study Modes
    • On campus

    Certificate IV in Business

    National ID BSB40120 | State ID BFR1

    This course covers digital communication and report-writing, operational planning and problem-solving, business networking, self-management, leadership and workplace health and safety

    If you are completing...

    Campuses
    • Broome Campus
    • Fitzroy Crossing Campus
    • Kununurra Campus

    Study Modes
    • Combined (Online and On Campus)
    • Online

    Certificate III in Carpentry

    National ID CPC30220 | State ID BGB8

    Apprentices will learn through a combination of on-the-job training and block training at North Regional TAFE.

    Throughout this course, participants will acquire skills that enable them to carry out a range of tasks required in the building and construction industry.

    ...

    Campuses
    • Broome Campus
    • Minurmarghali Mia Campus
    • Pundulmurra Campus

    Study Modes
    • Apprenticeship

    Chainsaw Skill Set

    State ID IAA02

    Participants will learn how to:

    • Safely operate and maintain a handheld chainsaw
    • Recognise and report hazards
    • Participate in arrangements for maintaining work health and safety
    Units:
    AHCMOM213 Operate and maintain...
    Campuses
    • Karratha Campus
    • Pundulmurra Campus

    Study Modes
    • On campus

    Certificate II in Civil Construction

    National ID RII20720 | State ID BGK0

    Are you a school leaver or young adult with minimal practical work experience? This course could be for you. 

    You will learn how to use a range of hand and power tools, small plant and equipment, carry out levelling, concreting and manual excavation, and a range of...

    Campuses
    • Broome Campus
    • Derby Campus
    • Fitzroy Crossing Campus
    • Halls Creek Campus
    • Karratha Campus
    • Kununurra Campus
    • Pundulmurra Campus

    Study Modes
    • Off campus
    • On campus
    • Online
    • Traineeship