What is the Priority Industry Training?
Priority Industry Training is a program under Jobs and Skills WA.
This program has two target groups: jobseekers and existing workers. The qualifications offered may be delivered in any region throughout WA for both target groups.
Jobs and Skills WA
As Western Australia’s economy grows and diversifies, the outlook for jobs is constantly changing. Jobs and Skills WA is the way the State Government, through the Department, prioritises its investment in training to focus on courses that equip people to take up jobs that are, or will be, in high demand. Priorities include apprenticeships, eligible traineeships and priority industry qualifications.
To be eligible to undertake training under PIT, prospective students must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Are aged 15 years old or above
- Not a Secondary School Student
- Must be an Australian Citizen or a
- A permanent visa holder or holder of visa subclass 309, 444, 785, 790, 820 or 826; or
- Holders of a Bridging Visa E (subclasses 050 and 051) where the visa holder has made a valid application for a visa of subclass 785 or 790; or
- A dependent or spouse of the primary holder of a visa subclass 457. (Please note: New Zealand Citizens are not eligible unless they have obtained Australian permanent residency and can show evidence of this (as the standard Special Category Visa is a temporary Visa only).)
- Must live in WA (excl. Residents of Christmas Island or Cocos Island)
- Not a Prisoner
This funding is only available for students that can attend classes. Students must attend two class days a week.
Students that are employed must still attend class at least one day a week.
Please note: Access to subsidised training is subject to availability.
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What courses are funded?
Is a Fee Waiver available?
For students enrolling into CHC30113 a fee waiver is available.
ACCCO may waive all fees for student applicants who can prove severe financial hardship. Financial hardship is defined by Jobs & Skills WA and applicants MUST meet the definition and criteria to be eligible for a waiver. ACCCO will require information from applicant to prove their severe Financial Hardship Claim.