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Half price TAFE fees set to make training more affordable

Fees have been halved on 18 courses at North Regional TAFE as part of a State Government initiative to make local training opportunities more affordable.


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From 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2021, the course fee rate per hour for these qualifications will be reduced by 50 per cent. The maximum annual fee students will pay is capped at $400 for concession students and youth, and at $1,200 for non-concession students

The fee reduction is part of the State Government’s two-year Lower fees, local skills initiative, aimed at stimulating training in job growth areas and support new apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities in Western Australia.

“Students in the Pilbara and the Kimberley will now have access to more affordable training across a range of qualifications. Not only are fees for non-concession students capped at $1200, students eligible for a concession rate and youth aged between 15 and 24, will have the opportunity to undertake a full year’s study capped at just $400. This means that all our students enrolling in courses under the new initiative will receive a reduction in course fees,” NR TAFE Managing Director, Kevin Doig said.

The initiative is aligned with priority industry sectors in Western Australia such as aged care and disability care.

“We will increase the delivery capability of North Regional TAFE at both Broome and Karratha campuses in the areas of disability support and aged care. In Broome, there will be a brand new facility built and in Karratha, an existing facility that is currently underutilised will be repurposed. We expect to have both of these developments up and running ready for second semester next year,“ Kevin said.

The following courses on the ‘Lower fees, local skills’ list are delivered through North Regional TAFE.

52840WA        Certificate II in Introduction to Disability Care 

52841WA        Certificate II in Introduction to Aged Care 

CHC43015       Certificate IV in Ageing Support

CHC22015       Certificate II in Community Services

CHC32015       Certificate III in Community Services

CHC33015       Certificate III in Individual Support

CHC30113       Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

RII20715          Certificate II in Civil Construction

RII30815          Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations

AUR30616       Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

AUR31116       Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology

MEM30205     Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade

MEM30305     Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade

UEE30811        Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

SIT30116         Certificate III in Tourism

SIT30316         Certificate III in Guiding

SIT30616         Certificate III in Hospitality

SIT30816         Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

For more information on the Lower fees, local skills program, visit 

Page last updated March 05, 2020